Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.3 on date 05-11-2020 and time 11:14:39 (UTC) in region 13 km SE Maletto (CT)

A magnitude ML 1.3 earthquake occured in region: 13 km SE Maletto (CT), on

  • 05-11-2020 11:14:39 (UTC)
  • 05-11-2020 12:14:39 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.76, 14.98 at 0 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
Maletto CT 13 3920 3920
Milo CT 13 1087 5007
Zafferana Etnea CT 13 9517 14524
Randazzo CT 13 10900 25424
Bronte CT 13 19172 44596
Sant'Alfio CT 15 1582 46178
Ragalna CT 15 3924 50102
Santa Venerina CT 16 8592 58694
Moio Alcantara ME 16 717 59411
Biancavilla CT 17 24007 83418
Linguaglossa CT 17 5403 88821
Nicolosi CT 17 7463 96284
Adrano CT 17 36122 132406
Santa Domenica Vittoria ME 17 980 133386
Pedara CT 18 14102 147488
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 18 7641 155129
Piedimonte Etneo CT 18 3963 159092
Castiglione di Sicilia CT 18 3215 162307
Trecastagni CT 18 10910 173217
Giarre CT 18 27659 200876
Malvagna ME 19 733 201609
Maniace CT 19 3765 205374
Mascali CT 19 14282 219656
Belpasso CT 19 28108 247764
Roccella Valdemone ME 19 666 248430
Viagrande CT 20 8563 256993
Riposto CT 20 14838 271831

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
23 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
30 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
70 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
70 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
83 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
86 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
96 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
99 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 1.3 2020-11-05
37.76 14.98 1 2020-11-05
Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania) 84470411
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2020-11-05 11:14:39
Latitude 37.76
Longitude 14.98
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 84470411


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) 1300
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 248
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) 0.17
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 1.3
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 84470411
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-11-05 11:30:33
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
Type Description Link
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QuakeML - full Event, Origin, FocalMechanism, Amplitude, Arrival, Pick, Station Magnitude Download