Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.0 on date 21-05-2019 and time 15:15:25 (Italy) in region 4 km W Milo (CT)

A magnitude ML 2.0 earthquake occured in region: 4 km W Milo (CT), on

  • 21-05-2019 13:15:25 (UTC)
  • 21-05-2019 15:15:25 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.73, 15.07 at 10 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
Milo CT 4 1087 1087
Zafferana Etnea CT 5 9517 10604
Sant'Alfio CT 7 1582 12186
Santa Venerina CT 8 8592 20778
Giarre CT 10 27659 48437
Mascali CT 12 14282 62719
Riposto CT 12 14838 77557
Pedara CT 12 14102 91659
Trecastagni CT 12 10910 102569
Nicolosi CT 13 7463 110032
Viagrande CT 13 8563 118595
Piedimonte Etneo CT 13 3963 122558
Aci Sant'Antonio CT 14 17984 140542
Linguaglossa CT 14 5403 145945
Fiumefreddo di Sicilia CT 15 9623 155568
Aci Bonaccorsi CT 15 3524 159092
Aci Catena CT 15 29851 188943
Acireale CT 16 52622 241565
Ragalna CT 16 3924 245489
Tremestieri Etneo CT 17 20589 266078
San Giovanni la Punta CT 17 23060 289138
Belpasso CT 17 28108 317246
Mascalucia CT 17 31958 349204
Valverde CT 17 7840 357044
San Pietro Clarenza CT 18 7743 364787
Calatabiano CT 18 5308 370095
Castiglione di Sicilia CT 18 3215 373310
San Gregorio di Catania CT 18 11966 385276
Camporotondo Etneo CT 19 5023 390299
Gravina di Catania CT 19 25838 416137
Sant'Agata li Battiati CT 19 9479 425616
Moio Alcantara ME 19 717 426333
Biancavilla CT 20 24007 450340
Randazzo CT 20 10900 461240
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 20 7641 468881

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
16 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
25 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
66 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
67 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
77 Km N of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
92 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
94 Km NE of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
98 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
100 Km N of Modica (54633 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity

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Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours)

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Earthquakes of the last 90 days

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Earthquakes since 1985

Earthquakes since 1985 *

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Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2014

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The earthquake effects in MCS scale as obtained from the compiled questionnaire

The earthquake effects in MCS scale as obtained from the compiled questionnaire *

This map shows the distribution of the effects of the earthquake on the territory in terms of the MCS (Mercalli-Cancani-Sieberg) intensity scale. The intensities are determined using the data provided in the questionnaire (http://www.haisentitoilterremoto.it/) that are analysed using robust statistical techniques since they are not verified individually. Specifically, the assignment of MCS intensities greater or equal the VI degree of the MCS scale require opportune in situ verification by professional experts. The purple start shows the epicenter. This map is prepared every so often that the population fill in new questionnaires. The number of questionnaires used to determine the map and the date and time of the last adjournment are shown in the upper right part of the panel.
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Rev 1000 ML 2.0 2019-05-21
13:15:25
37.73 15.07 10 2019-11-13
14:30:52
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 69670081
Rev 100 ML 2.0 2019-05-21
13:15:25
37.71 15.03 11 2019-05-21
13:22:59
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 68759141
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2019-05-21 13:15:25 ± 0.18
Latitude 37.73 ± 0.01
Longitude 15.07 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 10 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 69670081

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 825
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 728
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 230
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 820
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 92
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 20
Number of defining phases 20
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.39
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.06745
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.34984
Number of stations at which the event was observed 13
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 13
Magnitudes information

ML:2

Field Value
Value 2
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 14
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 69670081
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-09-30 12:16:07

ML:2

Field Value
Value 2
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 14
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 68759141
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-05-21 13:22:59
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.MUCR.HHE. 2019-05-21T13:15:33.96 0.3 undecidable manual P 334 0.3498 50 0.77 58
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2019-05-21T13:15:32.39 0.6 undecidable manual P 10 0.3049 50 -0.04 48
IV.EPOZ.HHZ. 2019-05-21T13:15:32.75 0.6 undecidable manual S 120 0.1115 129 1.59 27
IV.ECTS.EHZ. 2019-05-21T13:15:32.78 0.6 undecidable manual S 16 0.1601 119 0.07 49
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2019-05-21T13:15:31.84 0.6 undecidable manual S 315 0.1304 124 0.08 49
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-05-21T13:15:31.53 0.3 undecidable manual P 28 0.2761 50 -0.41 67
IV.EVRN.HNN. 2019-05-21T13:15:30.12 0.6 undecidable manual S 125 0.0674 143 0.16 49
IV.EMCN.HNZ. 2019-05-21T13:15:30.23 0.3 undecidable manual S 338 0.0683 143 0.24 73
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2019-05-21T13:15:30.84 0.3 undecidable manual P 300 0.1916 115 0.49 67
IV.EPIT.HHN. 2019-05-21T13:15:30.93 0.6 undecidable manual S 355 0.0836 137 0.56 45
IV.ESLN.HHZ. 2019-05-21T13:15:29.76 0.6 undecidable manual S 245 0.0809 138 -0.53 45
IV.ECTS.EHZ. 2019-05-21T13:15:29.24 0.1 undecidable manual P 16 0.1601 119 -0.49 90
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2019-05-21T13:15:29.21 0.1 undecidable manual P 315 0.1304 124 0.03 100
IV.ECHR.HHE. 2019-05-21T13:15:29.50 0.3 undecidable manual P 251 0.1286 125 0.37 70
IV.EPOZ.HHZ. 2019-05-21T13:15:28.87 0.1 undecidable manual P 120 0.1115 129 0.04 100
IV.EPIT.HHN. 2019-05-21T13:15:28.28 0.1 undecidable manual P 355 0.0836 137 -0.1 99
IV.ENIC.HHE. 2019-05-21T13:15:28.98 0.3 undecidable manual P 200 0.1025 131 0.29 71
IV.EMCN.HNZ. 2019-05-21T13:15:27.73 0.1 negative manual P 338 0.0683 143 -0.43 93
IV.EVRN.HNN. 2019-05-21T13:15:27.71 0.1 undecidable manual P 125 0.0674 143 -0.43 93
IV.ESLN.HHZ. 2019-05-21T13:15:27.84 0.1 undecidable manual P 245 0.0809 138 -0.49 91
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.ESLN.HHN. ML:1.8 0.0009235 1.66 AML other m 2019-05-21T13:15:29.04
IV.EMCN.HNN. ML:2.1 0.001985 0.74 AML other m 2019-05-21T13:15:30.75
IV.EMCN.HNE. ML:2.3 0.00304 0.74 AML other m 2019-05-21T13:15:30.80
IV.EPOZ.HHN. ML:2.8 0.007675 0.36 AML other m 2019-05-21T13:15:33.45
IV.EPOZ.HHE. ML:2.6 0.00492 0.68 AML other m 2019-05-21T13:15:33.56
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:1.4 0.000122 1.08 AML other m 2019-05-21T13:15:38.59
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:1.6 0.000164 0.3 AML other m 2019-05-21T13:15:38.50
IV.NOV.HHN. ML:1.9 0.0003305 1.56 AML other m 2019-05-21T13:15:40.82
IV.EPZF.HHE. ML:1.6 0.000265 1.24 AML other m 2019-05-21T13:16:02.64
IV.NOV.HHE. ML:1.8 0.000287 0.58 AML other m 2019-05-21T13:16:06.04
IV.EMSG.HHN. ML:2 0.0008985 0.76 AML other m 2019-05-21T13:16:09.71
IV.ESLN.HHE. ML:2 0.001375 0.88 AML other m 2019-05-21T13:16:19.51
IV.EMSG.HHE. ML:2.1 0.001315 0.64 AML other m 2019-05-21T13:16:25.36
IV.EPZF.HHN. ML:1.8 0.0004895 0.88 AML other m 2019-05-21T13:16:28.57
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
Focal Mechanisms

Focal Mechanisms *

This map reports the focal mechanisms since 1977 in the region. The white and red beach ball symbols are mechanisms determined using the Regional Centroid Moment Tensor (RCMT, http://www.bo.ingv.it/RCMT) and are determined for earthquakes with magnitude larger than 4.5 in the Euro-Mediterranenan area. Occasionally, when there is a good source-receiver geometry of the target earthquake, the RCMT can be obtained also for earthquakes with magnitude larger than 4.0. The blue and white beach ball symbols indicate the mechanisms obtained from application of the Time Domain Moment Tensor (TDMT, http://terremoti.ingv.it/tdmt.html). This technique is used for M ≥ 3.5. The size of the beach ball sysmbol scales with the calculated moment magnitude, Mw.
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