Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.2 on date 17-07-2020 and time 07:32:15 (UTC) in region 2 km W Capizzi (ME)

A magnitude ML 1.2 earthquake occured in region: 2 km W Capizzi (ME), on

  • 17-07-2020 07:32:15 (UTC)
  • 17-07-2020 09:32:15 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.84, 14.46 at 10 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
Capizzi ME 2 3176 3176
Cerami EN 6 2006 5182
Nicosia EN 12 13899 19081
Sperlinga EN 12 805 19886
Mistretta ME 13 4791 24677
Castel di Lucio ME 14 1294 25971
Troina EN 14 9373 35344
Gagliano Castelferrato EN 16 3593 38937
Reitano ME 18 806 39743

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
52 Km NE of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
67 Km NW of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
68 Km W of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
87 Km E of Bagheria (55387 inhabitants)
88 Km N of Gela (75827 inhabitants)
97 Km NE of Agrigento (59770 inhabitants)
100 Km N of Vittoria (63339 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
ML 1.2 2020-07-17
37.84 14.46 10 2020-07-17
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 81096771
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2020-07-17 07:32:15 ± 0.11
Latitude 37.84 ± 0.01
Longitude 14.46 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 10 (operator assigned)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 81096771


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1000
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 680
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 235
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 1000
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 116
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 9
Number of defining phases 9
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.26
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.15738
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.38581
Number of stations at which the event was observed 7
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 7
Magnitude information


Field Value
Value 1.2
Uncertainty 0.5
Num. used stations 10
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 81096771
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-07-17 07:41:13
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.PLLN.EHE. 2020-07-17T07:32:27.14 0.6 undecidable manual S 301 0.2887 50 0 50
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2020-07-17T07:32:24.04 0.1 undecidable manual P 59 0.3858 50 0 98
IV.GIB.HHE. 2020-07-17T07:32:24.51 1.0 undecidable manual P 294 0.3696 50 0.74 20
IV.CSLB.HHZ. 2020-07-17T07:32:22.72 0.1 undecidable manual P 287 0.3283 50 -0.33 93
IV.PLLN.EHE. 2020-07-17T07:32:22.53 1.0 undecidable manual P 301 0.2887 50 0.15 24
IV.GALF.HHZ. 2020-07-17T07:32:22.69 0.6 undecidable manual S 146 0.1574 120 -0.19 50
IV.CAGR.HHE. 2020-07-17T07:32:21.61 0.1 undecidable manual P 171 0.223 112 0.39 94
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2020-07-17T07:32:21.24 0.1 positive manual P 29 0.2194 112 0.08 100
IV.GALF.HHZ. 2020-07-17T07:32:19.69 0.1 positive manual P 146 0.1574 120 -0.23 98
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.GALF.HNE. ML:1.5 0.000249 1.32 AML other m 2020-07-17T07:32:24.71
IV.GALF.HHE. ML:2.4 0.002045 1.26 AML other m 2020-07-17T07:32:24.06
IV.GALF.HNN. ML:1.5 0.000253 1.54 AML other m 2020-07-17T07:32:24.84
IV.GALF.HHN. ML:2.4 0.00224 0.72 AML other m 2020-07-17T07:32:24.72
IV.MSFR.HHE. ML:0.8 4.065E-5 1.16 AML other m 2020-07-17T07:32:26.21
IV.CSLB.HHN. ML:0.8 2.705E-5 0.4 AML other m 2020-07-17T07:32:29.86
IV.CSLB.HHE. ML:0.8 2.51E-5 0.48 AML other m 2020-07-17T07:32:30.67
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:1.2 5.47E-5 1.04 AML other m 2020-07-17T07:32:34.21
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:1.3 6.915E-5 1.2 AML other m 2020-07-17T07:32:34.89
IV.MSFR.HHN. ML:0.8 3.9076385E-5 0.1984 AML other m 2020-07-17T07:32:23.54
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
Type Description Link
QuakeML - small Event, Origin, FocalMechanism Download
QuakeML - full Event, Origin, FocalMechanism, Amplitude, Arrival, Pick, Station Magnitude Download