Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.2 on date 06-12-2020 and time 23:42:43 (Italy) in region 6 km E Bronte (CT)

A magnitude ML 2.2 earthquake occured in region: 6 km E Bronte (CT), on

  • 06-12-2020 22:42:43 (UTC)
  • 06-12-2020 23:42:43 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.769, 14.894 at 28 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV.

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
Bronte CT 6 19172 19172
Maletto CT 7 3920 23092
Maniace CT 13 3765 26857
Randazzo CT 13 10900 37757
Adrano CT 13 36122 73879
Biancavilla CT 14 24007 97886
Ragalna CT 16 3924 101810
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 17 7641 109451
Santa Domenica Vittoria ME 17 980 110431
Cesarò ME 18 2439 112870
San Teodoro ME 19 1403 114273

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
30 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
34 Km NW of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
75 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
76 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
79 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
86 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
95 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
96 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
97 Km NE of Gela (75827 inhabitants)
Recent and historical seismicity

These maps show the seismic activity in different time intervals, before the seismic event to which they refer. Data reported in the first two maps come from the analysis carried out in real time by the personnel of the INGV Operating Rooms, immediately after each earthquake. The third map shows data from 1985 to the date of the earthquake: the locations are reviewed by the seismological analysts of the INGV Italian Seismic Bulletin (Bollettino Sismico Italiano dell’INGV). The localization parameters (hypocentral coordinates and magnitude) are the best possible estimate with the data available to the INGV, but are constantly updated according to further data that become available. The location and magnitude parameters, subsequently reviewed by seismological analysts, may vary.

Earthquakes of the 3 days preceding this event

Earthquakes of the 3 days preceding this event *

This map shows the earthquake epicenters with magnitude ≥ 0.0, localized with data recorded by the National Seismic Network and other collaborative networks both in Italy and in neighboring countries, in the 72 hours preceding this event. The size of the circle indicates the different classes of magnitude. The colors indicate the different time intervals preceding the seismic event. The black and white star is the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Earthquakes of the 90 days preceding this event

Earthquakes of the 90 days preceding this event *

This map shows the earthquake epicenters with magnitude ≥ 2.0, localized with data recorded by the National Seismic Network and other collaborative networks both in Italy and in neighboring countries, in the 90 days preceding this event. The size of the circle indicates the different classes of magnitude. The colors indicate the different time intervals preceding the seismic event. The black and white star is the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Earthquakes from 1985 to the date of the event

Earthquakes from 1985 to the date of the event *

This map shows the earthquake epicenters with magnitude ≥ 3.0, localized with data recorded by the National Seismic Network and other collaborative networks both in Italy and in neighboring countries, from 1985 to the date of this event. The size of the circle indicates the different classes of magnitude. The colors indicate the different time intervals preceding the seismic event. The black and white star is the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2019

Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2019 *

This map shows the epicenters of the historical earthquakes catalogue CPT15 (Catalogo Parametrico dei Terremoti Italiani, 2015 version 3.0, https://doi.org/10.13127/cpti/cpti15.3) since 1000 AD until 2019. The size of the square indicates the different classes of magnitude. For earthquakes with magnitude ≥ 6.0, it is also shown the year of occurrence and the magnitude value. The black and white star is the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Seismic hazard
Shakemap
Felt maps
Preliminary map of the earthquake effects from the web questionnaire

Preliminary map of the earthquake effects from the web questionnaire *

This map shows the distribution of earthquake resentment in the area, expressed in terms of intensity on the MCS scale (Mercalli-Cancani-Sieberg). Intensities are determined using data from questionnaires collected on the website http://www.hsit.it. The intensities shown are determined considering all the reports received from each municipality, and are all the more reliable the greater the number of questionnaires. The collected data are subjected to an automatic statistical filter, but are not checked individually. In particular, intensities greater than or equal to the VI degree of the MCS or EMS scale require on-site verification by specialized personnel. The black star is the epicenter of the earthquake that occurred. This map is updated every time citizens fill out new questionnaires. The number of questionnaires processed to obtain this map, the date and time of the last update are shown at the top right.
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Bulletin
Rev1000
ML 2.2 2020-12-06
22:42:43
37.7693 14.8943 28 2021-02-26
14:56:19
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 87307491
Reviewed
Rev200
ML 2.2 2020-12-06
22:42:41
37.732 14.903 30 2021-02-19
23:12:29
Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania) 85254121
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2020-12-06 22:42:43 ± 0.19
Latitude 37.7693 ± 0.0063
Longitude 14.8943 ± 0.0125
Depth (km) 28 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 87307491

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 987
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 657
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 274
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 990
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 73
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 25
Number of defining phases 25
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.26
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.06205
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.82917
Number of stations at which the event was observed 16
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 16
Magnitudes information

ML:2.2

Field Value
Value 2.2
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 30
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 87307491
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2021-02-19 23:11:32

ML:2.2

Field Value
Value 2.2
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 85254121
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-12-06 23:03:23
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.HAVL.HHZ. 2020-12-06T22:43:10.76 0.6 undecidable manual S 167 0.8292 102 0.07 44
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2020-12-06T22:43:05.24 0.6 undecidable manual S 167 0.6277 106 0.34 43
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2020-12-06T22:42:59.02 0.6 undecidable manual S 182 0.4209 115 -0.13 48
IV.HAVL.HHZ. 2020-12-06T22:42:58.80 0.3 undecidable manual P 167 0.8292 102 -0.27 64
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2020-12-06T22:42:55.62 0.3 undecidable manual P 167 0.6277 106 -0.1 69
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2020-12-06T22:42:54.85 0.6 undecidable manual S 357 0.2743 128 -0.57 44
IV.ECBD.HHN. 2020-12-06T22:42:53.46 0.6 undecidable manual S 86 0.152 146 0.54 46
IV.EPIT.HHN. 2020-12-06T22:42:53.13 0.6 undecidable manual S 72 0.1349 149 0.49 47
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2020-12-06T22:42:52.01 0.6 undecidable manual S 332 0.0621 165 0.22 50
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2020-12-06T22:42:52.22 0.3 undecidable manual P 182 0.4209 115 -0.19 71
IV.ESML.HHZ. 2020-12-06T22:42:52.78 0.6 undecidable manual S 184 0.152 146 -0.13 51
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2020-12-06T22:42:51.44 0.6 undecidable manual S 40 0.0674 163 -0.4 48
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2020-12-06T22:42:51.89 0.3 undecidable manual P 318 0.3561 120 0.47 67
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2020-12-06T22:42:50.24 0.1 undecidable manual P 357 0.2743 128 -0.01 100
IV.GALF.HHZ. 2020-12-06T22:42:50.84 0.3 undecidable manual P 257 0.2653 129 0.7 62
IV.ENIC.HHZ. 2020-12-06T22:42:49.44 0.6 undecidable manual P 144 0.1709 142 0.44 47
IV.EVRN.HHZ. 2020-12-06T22:42:49.07 0.3 undecidable manual P 113 0.2068 137 -0.33 71
IV.ECBD.HHN. 2020-12-06T22:42:49.03 0.1 undecidable manual P 86 0.152 146 0.22 98
IV.ESML.HHZ. 2020-12-06T22:42:48.74 0.6 undecidable manual P 184 0.152 146 -0.06 51
IV.EPIT.HHN. 2020-12-06T22:42:48.72 0.3 undecidable manual P 72 0.1349 149 0.07 76
IV.ECHR.HHE. 2020-12-06T22:42:48.08 0.3 undecidable manual P 170 0.0845 160 -0.19 75
IV.EMCN.HHZ. 2020-12-06T22:42:48.60 0.3 undecidable manual P 79 0.1124 154 0.14 76
IV.ESLN.HHZ. 2020-12-06T22:42:48.27 0.3 undecidable manual P 140 0.0989 156 -0.09 77
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2020-12-06T22:42:47.79 0.1 positive manual P 332 0.0621 165 -0.37 97
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2020-12-06T22:42:47.94 0.1 positive manual P 40 0.0674 163 -0.24 99
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.EPZF.HHE. ML:2.5 0.0016218315 0.3968 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:42:52.36
IV.EMCN.HHN. ML:2.4 0.0012922115 0.5376 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:42:53.57
IV.EMCN.HNE. ML:2.6 0.001859823 0.4224 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:42:53.20
IV.EMCN.HHE. ML:2.6 0.00179928 0.4352 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:42:53.20
IV.EPZF.HHN. ML:2.4 0.00137 0.26 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:42:53.66
IV.EMCN.HNN. ML:2.4 0.0012821725 0.5248 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:42:53.57
IV.EMSG.HHN. ML:2.3 0.0010259745 0.3584 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:42:54.75
IV.EVRN.HHE. ML:2 0.0004298 0.576 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:43:01.88
IV.EMSG.HHE. ML:2.4 0.001376317 0.2304 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:42:56.15
IV.ESML.HHN. ML:2 0.00041254695 0.6016 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:42:57.27
IV.GALF.HHN. ML:2.3 0.0007905 1.64 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:42:58.84
IV.GALF.HHE. ML:2.3 0.0007195 0.58 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:42:58.51
IV.ESML.HHE. ML:2 0.0005415 0.26 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:42:59.16
IV.HLNI.HHN. ML:2 0.00025229305 0.2432 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:42:59.97
IV.HLNI.HHE. ML:2 0.0002281518 0.128 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:43:00.43
IV.EVRN.HHN. ML:2.1 0.000483072 0.1792 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:42:59.69
IV.SSY.HHE. ML:2.4 0.00043419685 0.1408 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:43:07.97
IV.SSY.HHN. ML:2.9 0.00119 0.14 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:43:07.29
IV.ESLN.HHN. ML:2.1 0.000634592 0.384 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:42:52.85
IV.ESLN.HHE. ML:2.1 0.0007288923 0.384 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:42:53.06
IV.EVRN.HNE. ML:2 0.00040482355 0.2688 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:43:01.88
IV.EVRN.HNN. ML:2 0.000427471 0.2688 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:42:56.27
IV.ENIC.HHE. ML:2 0.0005199306 0.1664 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:42:56.17
IV.ENIC.HHN. ML:2 0.0005446721 0.1408 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:42:59.62
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:1.6 0.00014568816 0.2816 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:42:57.20
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:1.7 0.00015851845 0.4992 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:42:56.03
IV.GALF.HNN. ML:1.6 0.0001399392 0.7424 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:42:59.39
IV.GALF.HNE. ML:1.6 0.00014628965 0.64 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:43:00.32
IV.HAVL.HHE. ML:2.3 0.00023215045 0.1792 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:43:15.97
IV.HAVL.HHN. ML:2.5 0.000315174945 0.192 AML other m 2020-12-06T22:43:13.35
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
Fault Plane solutions

Fault Plane solutions *

The map reports the fault plane solutions for earthquakes in the region from 1977 to the date of this event. Red moment tensors are determined using the Regional Centroid Moment Tensor technique (RCMT, http://www.bo.ingv.it/RCMT) applied for earthquakes with magnitude larger than 4.5 in the Euro-Mediterranenan area. Occasionally, when a station azimuthal coverage exists RCMTs can be obtained also for earthquakes with magnitude down to 4.0. The gray moment tensors are obtained with the Time Domain Moment Tensor method (TDMT, http://terremoti.ingv.it/tdmt). This technique is applied to earthquakes with magnitude ML greater than 3.2, when it is possible. The size of symbols scales with the calculated moment magnitude Mw.
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