Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.2 on date 02-10-2020 and time 07:20:53 (Italy) in region 10 km W Milo (CT)

A magnitude ML 1.2 earthquake occured in region: 10 km W Milo (CT), on

  • 02-10-2020 05:20:53 (UTC)
  • 02-10-2020 07:20:53 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.75, 15 at 1 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania).

Search earthquakes: Any within 30 km radius

The values of hypocentral coordinates and magnitude may be revised at a later time as more information becomes available.

Municipalities within 20 km from the epicenter

Distances are determinated based on the geographic coordintes of the (Istat).
Municipality Region Dist Inh Cum Inh
Milo CT 11 1087 1087
Zafferana Etnea CT 11 9517 10604
Sant'Alfio CT 13 1582 12186
Santa Venerina CT 14 8592 20778
Ragalna CT 15 3924 24702
Maletto CT 15 3920 28622
Randazzo CT 15 10900 39522
Bronte CT 15 19172 58694
Nicolosi CT 16 7463 66157
Pedara CT 16 14102 80259
Linguaglossa CT 16 5403 85662
Giarre CT 16 27659 113321
Trecastagni CT 17 10910 124231
Piedimonte Etneo CT 17 3963 128194
Moio Alcantara ME 17 717 128911
Mascali CT 17 14282 143193
Biancavilla CT 17 24007 167200
Viagrande CT 18 8563 175763
Riposto CT 18 14838 190601
Belpasso CT 18 28108 218709
Castiglione di Sicilia CT 18 3215 221924
Adrano CT 18 36122 258046
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 18 7641 265687
Santa Domenica Vittoria ME 19 980 266667
Fiumefreddo di Sicilia CT 19 9623 276290
Malvagna ME 19 733 277023
Aci Bonaccorsi CT 20 3524 280547
Aci Sant'Antonio CT 20 17984 298531
San Pietro Clarenza CT 20 7743 306274

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
21 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
29 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
69 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
69 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
81 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
88 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
95 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
98 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity
Seismic hazard
Felt maps
The earthquake effects in MCS scale as obtained from the compiled questionnaire

The earthquake effects in MCS scale as obtained from the compiled questionnaire

This map shows the distribution of the effects of the earthquake on the territory in terms of the MCS (Mercalli-Cancani-Sieberg) intensity scale. The intensities are determined using the data provided in the questionnaire ( that are analysed using robust statistical techniques since they are not verified individually. Specifically, the assignment of MCS intensities greater or equal the VI degree of the MCS scale require opportune in situ verification by professional experts. The purple start shows the epicenter. This map is prepared every so often that the population fill in new questionnaires. The number of questionnaires used to determine the map and the date and time of the last adjournment are shown in the upper right part of the panel.
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
ML 1.2 2020-10-02
37.75 15 1 2020-10-02
Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania) 83430661
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2020-10-02 05:20:53
Latitude 37.75
Longitude 15.00
Depth (km) 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 200 -> SURVEY-INGV-CT#SeismPicker_SO-OE
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 83430661


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description horizontal uncertainty
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter)
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter)
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi)
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 200
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 59
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 1
Number of defining phases 1
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.08
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree)
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree)
Number of stations at which the event was observed 0
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 0
Magnitude information


Field Value
Value 1.2
Uncertainty 0.1
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 83430661
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-10-02 05:31:10
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
Type Description Link
QuakeML - small Event, Origin, FocalMechanism Download
QuakeML - full Event, Origin, FocalMechanism, Amplitude, Arrival, Pick, Station Magnitude Download