Earthquake with magnitude of Md 4.0 on date 29-10-2002 and time 12:02:36 (Italy) in region 3 km SW Piedimonte Etneo (CT)

A magnitude Md 4.0 earthquake occured in region: 3 km SW Piedimonte Etneo (CT), on

  • 29-10-2002 11:02:36 (UTC)
  • 29-10-2002 12:02:36 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.79, 15.17 at 5 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
Piedimonte Etneo CT 3 3963 3963
Fiumefreddo di Sicilia CT 4 9623 13586
Mascali CT 4 14282 27868
Sant'Alfio CT 5 1582 29450
Giarre CT 6 27659 57109
Linguaglossa CT 7 5403 62512
Calatabiano CT 7 5308 67820
Riposto CT 7 14838 82658
Milo CT 8 1087 83745
Gaggi ME 10 3184 86929
Santa Venerina CT 11 8592 95521
Giardini-Naxos ME 11 9415 104936
Zafferana Etnea CT 12 9517 114453
Castiglione di Sicilia CT 12 3215 117668
Motta Camastra ME 12 845 118513
Taormina ME 13 10960 129473
Castelmola ME 13 1088 130561
Graniti ME 13 1492 132053
Francavilla di Sicilia ME 13 3945 135998
Letojanni ME 16 2861 138859
Mongiuffi Melia ME 16 600 139459
Moio Alcantara ME 16 717 140176
Gallodoro ME 17 367 140543
Malvagna ME 18 733 141276
Roccafiorita ME 18 197 141473
Acireale CT 19 52622 194095
Limina ME 20 836 194931

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
19 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
32 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
55 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
57 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
81 Km N of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity
Seismic hazard
Shakemap
Felt maps
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Rev 1000 Md 4.0
ML-MEDNET 4.1
2002-10-29
11:02:36
37.79 15.17 5 2013-07-15
08:41:04
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 456849
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2002-10-29 11:02:36 ± 0.194
Latitude 37.79 ± 0.01
Longitude 15.17 ± 0.02
Depth (km) 5 (operator assigned)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-VAX
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 456849

Uncertainty

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) 2405.6
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 107
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) 0.7
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.00421
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.02679
Number of stations at which the event was observed 20
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 20
Magnitudes information

Md:4

Field Value
Value 4
Uncertainty
Num. used stations 3
Type of magnitude Md
Reference to an origin 456849
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2013-01-05 00:12:30

ML:4.1

Field Value
Value 4.1
Uncertainty
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 456849
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2015-04-28 10:38:22
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
--.MRLC.Z. 2002-10-29T11:03:26.68 10.0 undecidable manual PN 4 0.0268 2 0.1
--.SLCN.Z. 2002-10-29T11:03:20.11 10.0 undecidable manual PN 8 0.0236 0.26 1.1
--.ORI.Z. 2002-10-29T11:03:17.52 10.0 undecidable manual PN 23 0.0222 -0.18 1.2
--.MGR.Z. 2002-10-29T11:03:15.22 10.0 undecidable manual PN 7 0.0213 -1.09 0.6
--.GIB.Z. 2002-10-29T11:03:10.96 10.0 undecidable manual SG 283 0.0083 1.49 0.2
--.USI.Z. 2002-10-29T11:03:07.53 10.0 undecidable manual PN 301 0.0163 -1.16 0.7
--.SLNA.Z. 2002-10-29T11:03:06.68 10.0 undecidable manual SG 341 0.0073 0.64 0.6
--.CLTB.Z. 2002-10-29T11:03:06.53 10.0 undecidable manual PN 263 0.014 1.32 0.6
--.GRI.Z. 2002-10-29T11:03:04.15 10.0 undecidable manual PN 43 0.0128 0.78 1.2
--.PZI.Z. 2002-10-29T11:03:04.12 10.0 undecidable manual SG 193 0.0067 0.18 0.7
--.MPG.Z. 2002-10-29T11:03:03.70 10.0 undecidable manual PN 285 0.0133 -0.39 1.5
--.FAVR.Z. 2002-10-29T11:03:02.28 10.0 undecidable manual PN 247 0.0117 0.69 1.3
--.MCT.Z. 2002-10-29T11:03:01.88 10.0 undecidable manual PN 263 0.0112 1 1
--.SCLL.Z. 2002-10-29T11:03:01.84 10.0 undecidable manual SG 42 0.0057 1.56 0.2
--.AGST.N. 2002-10-29T11:02:57.49 10.0 undecidable manual SG 175 0.0048 0.61 0.6
--.CSLB.Z. 2002-10-29T11:02:54.70 10.0 undecidable manual PG 280 0.0079 -1.03 1
--.GIB.Z. 2002-10-29T11:02:54.65 10.0 undecidable manual PG 283 0.0083 -1.08 0.9
--.SLNA.Z. 2002-10-29T11:02:52.86 10.0 undecidable manual PG 341 0.0073 -0.89 1.2
--.MEU.Z. 2002-10-29T11:02:52.59 10.0 undecidable manual PG 202 0.0065 0.52 1.6
--.SOI.Z. 2002-10-29T11:02:52.90 10.0 undecidable manual PG 67 0.0067 -0.5 1.6
--.PZI.Z. 2002-10-29T11:02:51.15 10.0 undecidable manual PG 193 0.0067 -1.38 0.6
--.SCLL.Z. 2002-10-29T11:02:49.65 10.0 undecidable manual PG 42 0.0057 -0.77 1.3
--.AGST.Z. 2002-10-29T11:02:48.15 10.0 undecidable manual PG 175 0.0048 -0.3 1.7
--.MSI.Z. 2002-10-29T11:02:47.65 10.0 undecidable manual PG 36 0.0046 -0.52 1.6
--.MTTG.Z. 2002-10-29T11:02:47.23 10.0 undecidable manual PG 62 0.0042 -0.11 1.8
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