Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.9 on date 27-09-2022 and time 17:36:59 (UTC) in region 7 km E Mazzarrone (CT)

A magnitude ML 1.9 earthquake occured in region: 7 km E Mazzarrone (CT), on

  • 27-09-2022 17:36:59 (UTC)
  • 27-09-2022 19:36:59 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.1140, 14.6360 at 22 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
Mazzarrone CT 7 4078 4078
Licodia Eubea CT 8 3081 7159
Chiaramonte Gulfi RG 11 8238 15397
Grammichele CT 11 13418 28815
Vizzini CT 11 6241 35056
Monterosso Almo RG 12 3032 38088
Giarratana RG 16 3048 41136
Acate RG 16 10954 52090
Caltagirone CT 18 38686 90776
Mineo CT 18 5159 95935
Comiso RG 19 30156 126091
Buccheri SR 19 1999 128090

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
20 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
23 Km NW of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
31 Km NW of Modica (54633 inhabitants)
35 Km E of Gela (75827 inhabitants)
59 Km W of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
59 Km SW of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
66 Km SE of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
73 Km SW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
96 Km E of Agrigento (59770 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
Reviewed
Rev100
ML 1.9 2022-09-27
17:36:59
37.1145 14.6355 22 2022-09-27
17:42:19
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 110225721
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2022-09-27 17:36:59 ± 0.16
Latitude 37.1145 ± 0.0045
Longitude 14.6355 ± 0.0056
Depth (km) 22 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 110225721

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 568
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 133
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 127
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 570.0
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 103
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 17
Number of defining phases 17
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.21
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.08993
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.39660
Number of stations at which the event was observed 10
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 10
Magnitude information

ML:1.9

Field Value
Value 1.9
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 20
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 110225721
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2022-09-27 17:42:19
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2022-09-27T17:37:12.72 0.3 undecidable manual S 83 0.3516 111 0.18 70
IV.CROCE.HHZ. 2022-09-27T17:37:10.66 0.3 undecidable manual S 196 0.2932 116 -0.28 68
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2022-09-27T17:37:10.98 0.3 undecidable manual S 39 0.3004 115 -0.15 70
IV.HMDC.HHZ. 2022-09-27T17:37:08.67 0.3 undecidable manual S 143 0.1952 128 0.2 71
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2022-09-27T17:37:07.15 0.3 negative manual P 83 0.3516 111 0.28 68
IV.HVIT.HHZ. 2022-09-27T17:37:07.73 0.3 undecidable manual S 217 0.1520 137 0.2 72
IV.ISPIC.EHZ. 2022-09-27T17:37:07.56 0.3 undecidable manual P 147 0.3966 108 -0.04 70
IV.ACATE.HNZ. 2022-09-27T17:37:07.68 0.3 undecidable manual S 230 0.1403 139 0.38 69
IV.HCRL.HHZ. 2022-09-27T17:37:07.04 0.3 positive manual P 62 0.3579 110 0.06 71
IV.HVZN.HHZ. 2022-09-27T17:37:06.28 0.1 undecidable manual S 45 0.0899 152 -0.17 98
IV.CROCE.HHZ. 2022-09-27T17:37:05.69 0.1 positive manual P 196 0.2932 116 -0.26 91
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2022-09-27T17:37:05.94 0.1 negative manual P 39 0.3004 115 -0.12 94
IV.RAFF.HHZ. 2022-09-27T17:37:05.48 0.1 negative manual P 296 0.2428 121 0.29 92
IV.HMDC.HHZ. 2022-09-27T17:37:04.49 0.1 positive manual P 143 0.1952 128 -0.03 98
IV.HVIT.HHZ. 2022-09-27T17:37:03.66 0.1 positive manual P 217 0.1520 137 -0.32 93
IV.ACATE.HNZ. 2022-09-27T17:37:03.77 0.6 negative manual P 230 0.1403 139 -0.08 49
IV.HVZN.HHZ. 2022-09-27T17:37:03.40 0.1 negative manual P 45 0.0899 152 0.04 100
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.HVIT.HHE. ML:1.6 0.000243 0.24 AML other m 2022-09-27T17:37:07.80
IV.HVIT.HHN. ML:1.6 0.0002195 1.16 AML other m 2022-09-27T17:37:08.85
IV.HVZN.HHN. ML:1.9 0.000576 0.56 AML other m 2022-09-27T17:37:08.36
IV.HMDC.HHN. ML:2.1 0.000646 1.34 AML other m 2022-09-27T17:37:08.91
IV.HVZN.HHE. ML:1.6 0.000288 1.08 AML other m 2022-09-27T17:37:09.59
IV.HMDC.HHE. ML:1.4 0.000133 0.54 AML other m 2022-09-27T17:37:09.96
IV.CROCE.HHE. ML:1.6 0.000141 0.48 AML other m 2022-09-27T17:37:11.28
IV.CROCE.HHN. ML:1.7 0.00019600000000000002 0.8 AML other m 2022-09-27T17:37:11.46
IV.RAFF.HHE. ML:2.0 0.00041900000000000005 0.4 AML other m 2022-09-27T17:37:11.52
IV.RAFF.HHN. ML:2.0 0.0004465 0.34 AML other m 2022-09-27T17:37:11.50
IV.HLNI.HHE. ML:2.2 0.0006095 0.22 AML other m 2022-09-27T17:37:11.49
IV.HLNI.HHN. ML:2.4 0.0008545 0.12 AML other m 2022-09-27T17:37:11.43
IV.ISPIC.EHE. ML:1.8 0.0001725 0.52 AML other m 2022-09-27T17:37:14.20
IV.ISPIC.EHN. ML:2.1 0.00034199999999999996 0.26 AML other m 2022-09-27T17:37:14.30
IV.SSY.HNN. ML:1.9 0.00026900000000000003 1.36 AML other m 2022-09-27T17:37:15.10
IV.HCRL.HHN. ML:2.1 0.00041500000000000006 0.16 AML other m 2022-09-27T17:37:16.24
IV.HCRL.HHE. ML:2.0 0.0003075 0.54 AML other m 2022-09-27T17:37:16.47
IV.SSY.HHE. ML:2.2 0.0004685 0.56 AML other m 2022-09-27T17:37:16.59
IV.SSY.HHN. ML:2.4 0.0008205 0.74 AML other m 2022-09-27T17:37:16.62
IV.SSY.HNE. ML:1.9 0.00023899999999999998 1.08 AML other m 2022-09-27T17:37:19.95
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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