Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.4 on date 24-01-2021 and time 04:05:01 (Italy) in region 1 km S Giarre (CT)

A magnitude ML 2.4 earthquake occured in region: 1 km S Giarre (CT), on

  • 24-01-2021 03:05:01 (UTC)
  • 24-01-2021 04:05:01 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.7180, 15.1820 at 18 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
Giarre CT 2 27659 27659
Riposto CT 3 14838 42497
Sant'Alfio CT 5 1582 44079
Mascali CT 5 14282 58361
Santa Venerina CT 5 8592 66953
Milo CT 6 1087 68040
Zafferana Etnea CT 7 9517 77557
Fiumefreddo di Sicilia CT 9 9623 87180
Piedimonte Etneo CT 10 3963 91143
Acireale CT 12 52622 143765
Calatabiano CT 13 5308 149073
Aci Catena CT 13 29851 178924
Aci Sant'Antonio CT 13 17984 196908
Viagrande CT 14 8563 205471
Linguaglossa CT 14 5403 210874
Trecastagni CT 14 10910 221784
Aci Bonaccorsi CT 15 3524 225308
Pedara CT 15 14102 239410
Giardini-Naxos ME 16 9415 248825
Valverde CT 16 7840 256665
Gaggi ME 16 3184 259849
San Giovanni la Punta CT 17 23060 282909
Taormina ME 17 10960 293869
Castelmola ME 18 1088 294957
Nicolosi CT 18 7463 302420
San Gregorio di Catania CT 18 11966 314386
Aci Castello CT 18 18723 333109
Tremestieri Etneo CT 18 20589 353698
Castiglione di Sicilia CT 19 3215 356913
Mascalucia CT 20 31958 388871
Sant'Agata li Battiati CT 20 9479 398350
Graniti ME 20 1492 399842
Motta Camastra ME 20 845 400687

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
12 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
25 Km NE of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
60 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
62 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
74 Km N of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
97 Km NE of Ragusa (73313 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

Seismic hazard maps provide probabilistic estimates of the earthquake ground shaking exceeding a given threshold in a given geographic region within a given time window. Thus, it is not a deterministic prediction - a target that may be never reached given the complexity of the earthquake physical phenomenon - nor of the maximum expected earthquake since this has extremely low probabilities to occur.

In 2004, it was published the seismic hazard map of Italy (http://zonesismiche.mi.ingv.it) that provides a picture of the most hazardous geographic regions. The seismic hazard map of Italy (GdL MPS, 2004; rif. Ordinanza PCM del 28 aprile 2006, n. 3519, All. 1b) provides the 10% probability of exceedance in 50 years of the horizontal acceleration at rock sites (i.e., Vs30>800 m/s; cat. A, 3.2.1 of the D.M. 14.09.2005).

The colours indicate the various values of the ground acceleration that have 10% to be exceeded within 50 years. In general, the colours associated to low values of acceleration refer to areas that are less hazardous and stronger earthquakes repeat less frequently although they may still occur.

Seismic hazard map

Seismic hazard map

This map shows the seismic hazard map of Italy for the region where the earthquake occurred.
Shakemap
Felt maps
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Bulletin
Rev1000
ML 2.4 2021-01-24
03:05:01
37.718 15.1822 18 2021-07-12
16:55:09
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 89746741
Reviewed
Rev200
ML 2.1 2021-01-24
03:05:01
37.748 15.128 15 2021-05-03
17:31:37
Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania) 86514561
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2021-01-24 03:05:01 ± 0.12
Latitude 37.7180 ± 0.0045
Longitude 15.1822 ± 0.0125
Depth (km) 18 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 89746741

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1092
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 114
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 91
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 1090.0
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 157
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 40
Number of defining phases 40
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.32
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.04676
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.82198
Number of stations at which the event was observed 23
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 23
Magnitudes information

ML:2.4

Field Value
Value 2.4
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 24
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 89746741
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2021-05-03 17:31:22

ML:2.1

Field Value
Value 2.1
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 86514561
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2021-01-24 03:20:48
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.HMDC.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:29.30 0.6 undecidable manual S 203 0.8220 95 0.82 35
IV.HAVL.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:27.60 0.6 undecidable manual S 184 0.7590 96 0.97 33
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:21.70 0.6 undecidable manual S 189 0.5666 98 0.75 38
IV.HAGA.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:17.40 0.6 undecidable manual S 183 0.4335 101 0.34 44
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:17.10 0.6 undecidable manual S 323 0.4056 102 0.84 38
IV.HCRL.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:17.90 0.6 undecidable manual S 195 0.4506 101 0.34 44
IV.HMDC.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:16.93 0.3 undecidable manual P 203 0.8220 95 -0.18 63
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:16.80 0.6 undecidable manual S 214 0.4434 101 -0.56 41
IV.HAVL.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:15.69 0.1 undecidable manual P 184 0.7590 96 -0.35 83
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:13.90 0.6 undecidable manual S 353 0.3121 107 0.34 46
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:13.35 0.3 undecidable manual P 304 0.5630 98 0.65 60
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:12.56 0.3 undecidable manual P 189 0.5666 98 -0.21 66
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:12.60 0.6 undecidable manual S 9 0.2563 112 0.59 43
IV.GALF.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:11.99 0.3 undecidable manual P 269 0.4865 100 0.57 63
IV.HAGA.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:10.23 0.3 undecidable manual P 183 0.4335 101 -0.29 67
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:10.89 0.3 undecidable manual P 17 0.4488 101 0.11 70
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:10.14 0.3 undecidable manual P 323 0.4056 102 0.09 71
IV.HCRL.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:10.59 0.1 undecidable manual P 195 0.4506 101 -0.22 91
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:10.05 0.1 positive manual P 214 0.4434 101 -0.64 80
IV.ENIC.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:09.40 0.6 undecidable manual S 236 0.1538 129 0.03 50
IV.ECTS.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:09.40 0.6 undecidable manual S 344 0.1709 125 -0.38 47
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:08.36 0.3 undecidable manual P 353 0.3121 107 -0.14 71
IV.EPOZ.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:08.47 0.6 undecidable manual S 174 0.0468 161 0.96 37
IV.EFIU.HHE. 2021-01-24T03:05:08.20 0.6 undecidable manual S 17 0.0746 151 0.35 47
IV.ECBD.HHN. 2021-01-24T03:05:08.20 0.6 undecidable manual S 309 0.0980 143 -0.01 51
IV.EMFO.HHE. 2021-01-24T03:05:07.00 0.6 undecidable manual S 284 0.0746 151 -0.85 41
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:07.00 0.3 undecidable manual P 299 0.2104 118 0.11 73
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:07.53 0.1 positive manual P 9 0.2563 112 -0.07 97
IV.EVRN.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:07.60 0.3 undecidable manual S 232 0.0468 161 0.09 75
IV.ESML.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:07.37 0.3 undecidable manual P 247 0.2590 112 -0.28 69
IV.ESAL.HHE. 2021-01-24T03:05:07.80 0.6 undecidable manual S 315 0.0531 159 0.23 48
IV.ENIC.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:06.37 0.6 undecidable manual P 236 0.1538 129 0.29 47
IV.EMCN.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:05.74 0.3 undecidable manual P 302 0.1385 132 -0.14 74
IV.ECTS.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:05.91 0.3 undecidable manual P 344 0.1709 125 -0.4 69
IV.EPOZ.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:05.17 0.1 undecidable manual P 174 0.0468 161 0.17 99
IV.EFIU.HHE. 2021-01-24T03:05:05.01 0.1 undecidable manual P 17 0.0746 151 -0.19 99
IV.ECBD.HHN. 2021-01-24T03:05:05.18 0.1 undecidable manual P 309 0.0980 143 -0.23 97
IV.EMFO.HHE. 2021-01-24T03:05:04.87 0.1 undecidable manual P 284 0.0746 151 -0.33 96
IV.EVRN.HHZ. 2021-01-24T03:05:04.85 0.1 positive manual P 232 0.0468 161 -0.15 100
IV.ESAL.HHE. 2021-01-24T03:05:04.81 0.1 undecidable manual P 315 0.0531 159 -0.23 98
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.EVRN.HNN. ML:3.2 0.016149999999999998 0.18 AML other m 2021-01-24T03:05:07.83
IV.EVRN.HHN. ML:3.2 0.013300000000000001 0.14 AML other m 2021-01-24T03:05:07.84
IV.EVRN.HNE. ML:3.1 0.012580000000000001 1.22 AML other m 2021-01-24T03:05:07.96
IV.EVRN.HHE. ML:3.2 0.015149999999999999 1.22 AML other m 2021-01-24T03:05:07.96
IV.EPOZ.HHE. ML:2.4 0.002335 0.88 AML other m 2021-01-24T03:05:09.30
IV.EPOZ.HHN. ML:2.4 0.002265 0.4 AML other m 2021-01-24T03:05:10.35
IV.ENIC.HHE. ML:2.7 0.00304 0.96 AML other m 2021-01-24T03:05:11.35
IV.ENIC.HHN. ML:2.6 0.0028650000000000004 0.22 AML other m 2021-01-24T03:05:11.85
IV.ESML.HHE. ML:2.2 0.00076 0.52 AML other m 2021-01-24T03:05:13.16
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:2.0 0.0005290000000000001 0.2 AML other m 2021-01-24T03:05:13.46
IV.NOV.HHE. ML:2.5 0.00127 0.6 AML other m 2021-01-24T03:05:14.49
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:2.0 0.0005045 0.84 AML other m 2021-01-24T03:05:14.11
IV.EMSG.HHE. ML:2.6 0.00195 1.52 AML other m 2021-01-24T03:05:15.01
IV.EMSG.HHN. ML:2.6 0.0019199999999999998 0.74 AML other m 2021-01-24T03:05:15.63
IV.NOV.HHN. ML:2.4 0.0009059999999999999 0.5 AML other m 2021-01-24T03:05:15.82
IV.ESML.HHN. ML:2.0 0.000435 0.84 AML other m 2021-01-24T03:05:17.43
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:2.0 0.00030199999999999997 0.38 AML other m 2021-01-24T03:05:18.62
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:1.9 0.00023249999999999999 0.42 AML other m 2021-01-24T03:05:19.66
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:2.1 0.00034550000000000005 0.66 AML other m 2021-01-24T03:05:22.39
IV.MPNC.HHN. ML:2.2 0.0003885 0.58 AML other m 2021-01-24T03:05:22.77
IV.GALF.HHE. ML:2.2 0.00038649999999999996 0.42 AML other m 2021-01-24T03:05:25.48
IV.GALF.HHN. ML:2.2 0.0003575 1.62 AML other m 2021-01-24T03:05:25.04
IV.HAVL.HHE. ML:2.5 0.000431 0.5 AML other m 2021-01-24T03:05:28.25
IV.HAVL.HHN. ML:2.6 0.00047999999999999996 0.26 AML other m 2021-01-24T03:05:28.25
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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