Earthquake with magnitude of ML 0.8 on date 10-02-2020 and time 03:22:05 (Italy) in region 9 km E Carlentini (SR)

A magnitude ML 0.8 earthquake occured in region: 9 km E Carlentini (SR), on

  • 10-02-2020 02:22:05 (UTC)
  • 10-02-2020 03:22:05 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.27, 15.12 at 9 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
Carlentini SR 9 17798 17798
Melilli SR 10 13621 31419
Augusta SR 10 36305 67724
Lentini SR 11 24085 91809
Priolo Gargallo SR 13 12091 103900
Sortino SR 14 8690 112590
Solarino SR 18 8091 120681

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
27 Km S of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
28 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
39 Km S of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
51 Km NE of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
55 Km NE of Modica (54633 inhabitants)
62 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
80 Km E of Gela (75827 inhabitants)
97 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity
Seismic hazard
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 ( 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 100 ML 0.8 2020-02-10
37.27 15.12 9 2020-02-10
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 76389291
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2020-02-10 02:22:05 ± 0.65
Latitude 37.27 ± 0.02
Longitude 15.12 ± 0.04
Depth (km) 9 ± 3 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 76389291


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 3298
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1488
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 101
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 3300
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 141
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 7
Number of defining phases 6
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.43
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.60255
Number of stations at which the event was observed 5
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 4
Magnitude information


Field Value
Value 0.8
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 4
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 76389291
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-02-10 03:13:29
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.RAFF.HHZ. 2020-02-10T02:22:16.55 1.0 undecidable manual P 266 0.6025 50 -0.41 21
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2020-02-10T02:22:10.13 0.3 undecidable manual S 198 0.1142 127 -0.35 70
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2020-02-10T02:22:10.14 0.1 undecidable manual P 293 0.2122 112 0.05 97
IV.HPAC.HHZ. 2020-02-10T02:22:09.60 3.0 undecidable manual P 0
IV.HAGA.HHZ. 2020-02-10T02:22:08.62 0.1 undecidable manual S 57 0.0351 158 0.09 100
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2020-02-10T02:22:08.64 0.1 undecidable manual P 198 0.1142 127 0.47 91
IV.HAGA.HHZ. 2020-02-10T02:22:06.81 0.1 undecidable manual P 57 0.0351 158 -0.24 97
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.HLNI.HHN. ML:0 2.6280625E-5 0.12 AML other m 2020-02-10T02:22:12.14
IV.HLNI.HHE. ML:0 2.7539445E-5 0.0992 AML other m 2020-02-10T02:22:11.15
IV.SSY.HHE. ML:0.9 8.4505E-5 1.5808 AML other m 2020-02-10T02:22:11.01
IV.SSY.HHN. ML:1 0.000118577785 0.12 AML other m 2020-02-10T02:22:10.99
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
Type Description Link
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