Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.2 on date 15-10-2021 and time 07:06:54 (UTC) in region Costa Catanese (Catania)

A magnitude ML 2.2 earthquake occured in region: Costa Catanese (Catania), on

  • 15-10-2021 07:06:54 (UTC)
  • 15-10-2021 09:06:54 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.79, 15.328 at 19 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Sala Sismica INGV-Roma.

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
Giardini-Naxos ME 7 9415 9415
Taormina ME 8 10960 20375
Castelmola ME 9 1088 21463
Calatabiano CT 10 5308 26771
Letojanni ME 10 2861 29632
Fiumefreddo di Sicilia CT 11 9623 39255
Mascali CT 12 14282 53537
Gaggi ME 12 3184 56721
Riposto CT 13 14838 71559
Gallodoro ME 13 367 71926
Piedimonte Etneo CT 13 3963 75889
Mongiuffi Melia ME 14 600 76489
Forza d'Agrò ME 14 911 77400
Giarre CT 14 27659 105059
Graniti ME 14 1492 106551
Sant'Alessio Siculo ME 14 1554 108105
Roccafiorita ME 17 197 108302
Sant'Alfio CT 17 1582 109884
Linguaglossa CT 17 5403 115287
Limina ME 18 836 116123
Santa Teresa di Riva ME 18 9377 125500
Motta Camastra ME 18 845 126345
Savoca ME 19 1732 128077
Casalvecchio Siculo ME 19 842 128919
Furci Siculo ME 20 3382 132301
Milo CT 20 1087 133388

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
24 Km NE of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
38 Km NE of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
45 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
49 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
81 Km N of Siracusa (122291 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
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
Reviewed
Rev100
ML 2.2 2021-10-15
07:06:54
37.7897 15.3278 19 2021-10-15
07:18:11
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 96598781
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2021-10-15 07:06:54 ± 0.25
Latitude 37.7897 ± 0.0126
Longitude 15.3278 ± 0.0137
Depth (km) 19 ± 2 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 96598781

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1498
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 630
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 213
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 1500
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 278
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 23
Number of defining phases 21
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.3
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.52251
Number of stations at which the event was observed 15
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 13
Magnitude information

ML:2.2

Field Value
Value 2.2
Uncertainty 0.1
Num. used stations 12
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 96598781
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2021-10-15 07:18:11
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.HAGA.HHE. 2021-10-15T07:07:11.78 3.0 undecidable manual P 0.5225 7.09 0
IV.MUCR.HHE. 2021-10-15T07:07:09.79 0.3 undecidable manual S 305 0.438 102 -0.1 68
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2021-10-15T07:07:08.77 0.3 undecidable manual S 275 0.3732 105 0.75 60
IV.EMNR.HHE. 2021-10-15T07:07:04.30 0.1 undecidable manual S 277 0.2401 116 0 97
IV.EPIT.HHZ. 2021-10-15T07:07:03.61 0.3 undecidable manual S 276 0.2149 119 -0.04 73
IV.MUCR.HHE. 2021-10-15T07:07:03.81 0.3 undecidable manual P 305 0.438 102 0.54 64
IV.EPOZ.HHZ. 2021-10-15T07:07:02.88 0.3 undecidable manual S 223 0.161 129 0.56 65
IV.ECTS.HHZ. 2021-10-15T07:07:02.68 0.1 undecidable manual S 300 0.1871 124 -0.27 93
IV.ECBD.HHE. 2021-10-15T07:07:02.54 0.3 undecidable manual S 267 0.1907 123 -0.5 66
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2021-10-15T07:07:02.26 0.1 undecidable manual P 275 0.3732 105 0.07 95
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2021-10-15T07:07:01.05 0.6 positive manual P 276 0.3004 110 0.06 48
IV.ESVO.HHZ. 2021-10-15T07:07:01.25 3.0 undecidable manual P 0
IV.EFIU.HHZ. 2021-10-15T07:07:00.91 0.1 undecidable manual S 270 0.0926 147 -0.04 100
IV.EMNR.HHE. 2021-10-15T07:07:00.14 0.3 undecidable manual P 277 0.2401 116 0.1 72
IV.EPDN.HHE. 2021-10-15T07:07:00.47 0.3 undecidable manual P 265 0.2464 115 0.32 69
IV.EPIT.HHZ. 2021-10-15T07:06:59.75 0.3 positive manual P 276 0.2149 119 0.08 73
IV.ECBD.HHE. 2021-10-15T07:06:59.00 0.3 undecidable manual P 267 0.1907 123 -0.31 70
IV.EPOZ.HHZ. 2021-10-15T07:06:59.08 0.6 negative manual P 223 0.161 129 0.18 48
IV.ECTS.HHZ. 2021-10-15T07:06:59.23 0.1 undecidable manual P 300 0.1871 124 -0.03 98
IV.ESPC.HHE. 2021-10-15T07:06:59.68 0.3 undecidable manual P 248 0.2563 114 -0.62 63
IV.EVRN.HHZ. 2021-10-15T07:06:58.90 0.1 undecidable manual P 237 0.1826 125 -0.29 94
IV.ESAL.HHE. 2021-10-15T07:06:58.45 0.3 undecidable manual P 257 0.1565 130 -0.39 69
IV.EFIU.HHZ. 2021-10-15T07:06:58.25 0.1 positive manual P 270 0.0926 147 0.14 98
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.EVRN.HHN. ML:2.2 0.001035 1.12 AML other m 2021-10-15T07:07:02.61
IV.EVRN.HNN. ML:2.3 0.0010555 1.12 AML other m 2021-10-15T07:07:02.61
IV.ECTS.HHE. ML:2.1 0.000776 1.58 AML other m 2021-10-15T07:07:02.84
IV.ECTS.HHN. ML:2.1 0.00068 0.92 AML other m 2021-10-15T07:07:02.51
IV.EPIT.HHE. ML:2.5 0.001465 0.9 AML other m 2021-10-15T07:07:03.81
IV.EPIT.HHN. ML:2.4 0.00135 1.6 AML other m 2021-10-15T07:07:04.11
IV.EVRN.HHE. ML:2.4 0.0012975 0.2 AML other m 2021-10-15T07:07:05.27
IV.EVRN.HNE. ML:2.3 0.0011185 0.5 AML other m 2021-10-15T07:07:06.27
IV.EPZF.HHN. ML:2.1 0.000365 0.5 AML other m 2021-10-15T07:07:09.62
IV.EPZF.HHE. ML:2.1 0.0003465 0.32 AML other m 2021-10-15T07:07:11.30
IV.EMSG.HHN. ML:2.2 0.0005535 0.4 AML other m 2021-10-15T07:07:11.16
IV.EMSG.HHE. ML:2.2 0.0005495 0.66 AML other m 2021-10-15T07:07:11.57
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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