Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.4 on date 12-07-2019 and time 12:21:40 (Italy) in region 2 km W Giarre (CT)

A magnitude ML 2.4 earthquake occured in region: 2 km W Giarre (CT), on

  • 12-07-2019 10:21:40 (UTC)
  • 12-07-2019 12:21:40 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.73, 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
Giarre CT 2 27659 27659
Sant'Alfio CT 3 1582 29241
Riposto CT 4 14838 44079
Milo CT 4 1087 45166
Mascali CT 5 14282 59448
Santa Venerina CT 5 8592 68040
Zafferana Etnea CT 6 9517 77557
Fiumefreddo di Sicilia CT 8 9623 87180
Piedimonte Etneo CT 9 3963 91143
Calatabiano CT 12 5308 96451
Acireale CT 13 52622 149073
Linguaglossa CT 13 5403 154476
Aci Catena CT 14 29851 184327
Aci Sant'Antonio CT 14 17984 202311
Viagrande CT 14 8563 210874
Trecastagni CT 14 10910 221784
Aci Bonaccorsi CT 15 3524 225308
Pedara CT 15 14102 239410
Gaggi ME 16 3184 242594
Giardini-Naxos ME 16 9415 252009
Valverde CT 17 7840 259849
Nicolosi CT 17 7463 267312
Taormina ME 17 10960 278272
San Giovanni la Punta CT 18 23060 301332
Castelmola ME 18 1088 302420
Castiglione di Sicilia CT 18 3215 305635
San Gregorio di Catania CT 19 11966 317601
Tremestieri Etneo CT 19 20589 338190
Aci Castello CT 19 18723 356913
Motta Camastra ME 19 845 357758
Graniti ME 19 1492 359250
Mascalucia CT 20 31958 391208
Francavilla di Sicilia ME 20 3945 395153
Sant'Agata li Battiati CT 20 9479 404632

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
13 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
26 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
60 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
62 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
75 Km N of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
97 Km NE of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity

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Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours)

Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours) *

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Earthquakes of the last 90 days

Earthquakes of the last 90 days *

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Earthquakes since 1985

Earthquakes since 1985 *

This map reports the Magnitudo ≥ 2.5 earthquake epicenters located using the data acquired by the Italian National Seismic Network and by other collaborating networks in Italy and in the neighbouring countries. The radii of the circles representing the epicenters on the map scale with magnitude. The color of each circle depends on the time of occurrence of the earthquakes with respect to the time of generation of the map (red = 1 hour; orange = 24 hours; yellow = 72 hours; blue = all other earthquakes). The open star shows the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2014

Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2014 *

This map shows the epicenters of the historical earthquakes catalogue CPT15 (Catalogo Parametrico dei Terremoti Italiani, 2015 version https://emidius.mi.ingv.it/CPTI15-DBMI15/) with estimated magnitude ≥ 5.0 since 1000 AD until 2014. The epicenters are represented by squares which sides scale with the estimated earthquake magnitude. For earthquakes with magnitude ≥ 6.0, it is also shown the year of occurrence and the magnitude value. The open star shows the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Seismic hazard
Shakemap
Felt maps
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 2.4 2019-07-12
10:21:40
37.73 15.17 5 2019-11-13
14:30:56
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 70787961
Rev 200 ML 2.6 2019-07-12
10:21:40
37.75 15.1 8 2019-07-12
10:46:44
Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania) 70497891
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2019-07-12 10:21:40 ± 0.09
Latitude 37.73 ± 0.00
Longitude 15.17 ± 0.00
Depth (km) 5 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 70787961

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 374
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 245
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 298
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 370
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 111
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 68
Number of defining phases 68
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.36
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.04407
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 1.23477
Number of stations at which the event was observed 40
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 40
Magnitudes information

ML:2.4

Field Value
Value 2.4
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 40
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 70787961
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-07-22 07:01:16

ML:2.6

Field Value
Value 2.6
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 70497891
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-07-12 10:46:44
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.CLTA.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:22:17.76 0.1 undecidable manual S 240 1.1116 50 0.48 73
IV.CROCE.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:22:15.31 0.1 undecidable manual S 210 1.0243 50 0.6 72
IV.HPAC.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:22:14.77 0.1 undecidable manual S 186 1.0216 50 0.14 81
IV.GIB.HHE. 2019-07-12T10:22:11.89 0.1 undecidable manual S 287 0.9371 50 -0.24 81
IV.CSLB.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:22:10.74 0.1 undecidable manual S 284 0.9002 50 -0.28 81
IV.RAFF.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:22:08.56 0.1 undecidable manual S 232 0.8121 50 0.14 84
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2019-07-12T10:22:07.52 0.1 undecidable manual S 63 0.7815 50 0.01 87
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:22:07.48 0.1 undecidable manual S 47 0.7833 50 -0.08 86
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:22:04.26 0.3 undecidable manual P 54 1.2348 50 0.38 55
IV.SICLA.EHN. 2019-07-12T10:22:04.99 0.3 undecidable manual S 39 0.6835 50 0.38 62
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:22:04.78 0.1 undecidable manual S 347 0.6664 50 0.69 75
IV.CLTA.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:22:02.01 0.1 undecidable manual P 240 1.1116 50 0.24 77
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:22:01.26 0.1 undecidable manual S 5 0.5477 50 0.69 77
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:22:01.87 0.1 undecidable manual S 187 0.5729 50 0.55 81
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:22:00.47 0.1 undecidable manual S 304 0.5477 50 -0.11 90
IV.CROCE.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:22:00.48 0.1 undecidable manual P 210 1.0243 50 0.2 80
IV.HPAC.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:22:00.08 0.1 undecidable manual P 186 1.0216 50 -0.17 80
IV.GIB.HHE. 2019-07-12T10:21:59.67 0.1 negative manual P 287 0.9371 50 0.88 65
IV.GALF.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:58.22 0.1 undecidable manual S 268 0.4739 50 -0.18 90
IV.CSLB.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:58.42 0.1 undecidable manual P 284 0.9002 50 0.27 81
IV.AGST.EHE. 2019-07-12T10:21:58.20 0.1 undecidable manual S 174 0.4721 50 -0.13 91
IV.CPTP.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:57.50 0.1 undecidable manual P 248 0.8562 50 0.09 85
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:57.06 0.1 undecidable manual S 212 0.4434 50 -0.43 86
IV.PLLN.EHN. 2019-07-12T10:21:57.59 0.3 undecidable manual P 289 0.8499 50 0.29 61
IV.PETRA.HHN. 2019-07-12T10:21:57.47 0.1 undecidable manual P 278 0.8373 50 0.38 80
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:57.58 0.1 undecidable manual S 19 0.4452 50 0.04 93
IV.HAGA.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:57.44 0.1 undecidable manual S 181 0.4407 50 0.03 93
IV.ILLI.HNN. 2019-07-12T10:21:56.26 0.1 undecidable manual P 347 0.7392 50 0.85 69
IV.RAFF.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:56.19 0.1 negative manual P 232 0.8121 50 -0.46 79
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:56.26 0.1 undecidable manual P 63 0.7815 50 0.13 85
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:56.10 0.1 undecidable manual P 47 0.7833 50 -0.06 86
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:55.12 0.1 undecidable manual S 324 0.3921 97 -0.66 80
IV.IVGP.HHN. 2019-07-12T10:21:54.44 0.1 undecidable manual P 347 0.6898 50 -0.11 87
IV.SICLA.EHN. 2019-07-12T10:21:54.27 0.1 undecidable manual P 39 0.6835 50 -0.19 86
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:53.53 0.1 positive manual P 347 0.6664 50 -0.62 77
IV.HVZN.HNZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:53.81 0.1 undecidable manual P 213 0.6538 50 -0.14 88
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:52.13 0.1 positive manual P 187 0.5729 50 -0.43 84
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:52.68 0.1 undecidable manual P 27 0.6016 50 -0.37 84
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:51.96 0.1 positive manual P 5 0.5477 50 -0.16 89
IV.MTTG.HHE. 2019-07-12T10:21:51.50 0.1 undecidable manual P 57 0.5036 50 0.12 91
IV.CAGR.HHE. 2019-07-12T10:21:51.87 0.1 undecidable manual P 259 0.5369 50 -0.08 91
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:51.82 0.1 undecidable manual P 304 0.5477 50 -0.31 86
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:50.66 0.1 undecidable manual S 292 0.2635 100 -0.22 93
IV.GALF.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:50.56 0.1 negative manual P 268 0.4739 50 -0.31 87
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:50.49 0.1 undecidable manual S 12 0.2509 101 0.08 96
IV.AGST.EHE. 2019-07-12T10:21:50.92 0.1 undecidable manual P 174 0.4721 50 0.09 92
IV.ESML.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:50.62 0.1 undecidable manual S 245 0.2509 101 0.2 94
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:49.76 0.1 negative manual P 19 0.4452 50 -0.61 81
IV.HAGA.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:49.79 0.1 positive manual P 181 0.4407 50 -0.51 84
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:49.67 0.1 undecidable manual P 212 0.4434 50 -0.67 79
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:48.57 0.1 undecidable manual S 299 0.1952 103 0.25 94
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:48.30 1.0 positive manual P 324 0.3921 97 -1.06 17
IV.ECTS.EHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:47.11 0.1 undecidable manual S 347 0.1601 106 0.11 97
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:46.09 0.1 positive manual P 12 0.2509 101 -0.17 94
IV.ESML.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:46.31 0.1 positive manual P 245 0.2509 101 0.04 97
IV.EMCN.HNZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:46.16 0.1 undecidable manual S 302 0.1232 111 0.5 90
IV.ENIC.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:46.55 0.1 undecidable manual S 230 0.1484 107 -0.03 99
IV.EPIT.HHN. 2019-07-12T10:21:46.29 0.1 undecidable manual S 315 0.1214 111 0.69 83
IV.ESLN.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:46.69 0.1 undecidable manual S 258 0.1547 107 -0.13 97
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:45.84 0.1 undecidable manual P 292 0.2635 100 -0.69 81
IV.ECHR.HHE. 2019-07-12T10:21:44.91 0.1 undecidable manual P 259 0.2041 103 -0.33 92
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:44.89 0.1 negative manual P 299 0.1952 103 -0.16 95
IV.ENIC.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:44.69 0.1 undecidable manual P 230 0.1484 107 0.65 85
IV.ECTS.EHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:43.97 0.1 positive manual P 347 0.1601 106 -0.32 93
IV.EPIT.HHN. 2019-07-12T10:21:43.48 0.1 positive manual P 315 0.1214 111 0 100
IV.ESLN.HHZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:43.68 0.1 negative manual P 258 0.1547 107 -0.51 89
IV.EVRN.HNN. 2019-07-12T10:21:43.00 0.1 positive manual P 213 0.0441 137 0.99 75
IV.EMCN.HNZ. 2019-07-12T10:21:43.41 0.1 negative manual P 302 0.1232 111 -0.11 98
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.EMCN.HNE. ML:3.4 0.03099324 0.16 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:21:47.77
IV.EMCN.HNN. ML:3.4 0.027214315 0.4416 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:21:46.35
IV.ESLN.HHE. ML:2.6 0.003879425 0.3008 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:21:50.68
IV.ECTS.EHN. ML:2.6 0.003537645 0.2944 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:21:48.98
IV.ECTS.EHE. ML:2.5 0.0026500015 0.2368 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:21:47.56
IV.ENIC.HHE. ML:2.6 0.004288262 0.1792 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:21:48.36
IV.ENIC.HHN. ML:2.6 0.0042277015 0.16 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:21:49.31
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:2.5 0.00166925 0.2624 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:21:52.35
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:2.5 0.0018291595 0.2944 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:21:53.19
IV.ESML.HHE. ML:2.6 0.002194574 0.3008 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:21:52.33
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:2.3 0.00069335645 0.4224 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:22:00.32
IV.HLNI.HHN. ML:1.9 0.00022880315 0.1216 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:21:58.00
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:2.8 0.0015271955 0.4416 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:21:58.14
IV.HAGA.HHN. ML:2 0.00029171425 0.256 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:21:59.54
IV.GALF.HNE. ML:2 0.0002694163 0.4224 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:22:04.42
IV.GALF.HHE. ML:2.9 0.002085642 0.4608 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:22:04.63
IV.MSFR.HHE. ML:1.9 0.0001479545 0.3008 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:22:03.67
IV.MSFR.HHN. ML:1.9 0.00017411845 0.6784 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:22:06.76
IV.MILZ.HHE. ML:2.8 0.001399493 0.4416 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:22:05.22
IV.MILZ.HHN. ML:2.4 0.00050884715 0.6016 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:22:06.91
IV.SSY.HHE. ML:2.9 0.0014427815 0.2944 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:22:07.89
IV.SSY.HHN. ML:3.2 0.002954648 0.2816 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:22:06.12
IV.MSRU.HHN. ML:2.4 0.00048255315 0.32 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:22:06.69
IV.MSRU.HHE. ML:2.4 0.00043356765 0.3392 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:22:07.42
IV.IVPL.HHE. ML:2.6 0.000745064 0.6784 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:22:09.90
MN.CEL.HNN. ML:2.4 0.00031554615 0.5376 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:22:12.41
MN.CEL.HHE. ML:2.2 0.0001958346 0.6976 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:22:12.14
MN.CEL.HNE. ML:2.2 0.00021624645 0.6784 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:22:12.14
MN.CEL.HHN. ML:2.4 0.0003115879 0.5376 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:22:12.41
IV.RAFF.HHN. ML:2.3 0.0002461407 0.1984 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:22:10.97
IV.RAFF.HHE. ML:2.4 0.0002686008 0.3648 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:22:10.48
IV.SOI.EHE. ML:1.9 9.3872295E-5 0.5184 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:22:15.32
IV.HPAC.HHE. ML:2.7 0.00043429565 0.3392 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:22:19.08
IV.HPAC.HHN. ML:2.6 0.00035757715 0.6784 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:22:17.52
IV.CROCE.HNE. ML:2.2 0.0001413847 0.32 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:22:17.23
IV.CROCE.HHN. ML:2.2 0.0001408694 0.416 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:22:18.73
IV.CROCE.HHE. ML:2.2 0.00011766304 0.1856 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:22:17.07
IV.CROCE.HNN. ML:2.3 0.00016432515 0.2368 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:22:18.00
IV.CLTA.HHE. ML:2.2 0.00011177351 0.6784 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:22:25.41
IV.CLTA.HHN. ML:2.1 9.0458385E-5 0.3968 AML other m 2019-07-12T10:22:27.09
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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