Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.8 on date 08-08-2020 and time 22:55:13 (UTC) in region 10 km E Bronte (CT)

A magnitude ML 1.8 earthquake occured in region: 10 km E Bronte (CT), on

  • 08-08-2020 22:55:13 (UTC)
  • 09-08-2020 00:55:13 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.76, 14.94 at 18 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania).

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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
Bronte CT 10 19172 19172
Maletto CT 10 3920 23092
Randazzo CT 13 10900 33992
Adrano CT 14 36122 70114
Biancavilla CT 14 24007 94121
Ragalna CT 14 3924 98045
Maniace CT 16 3765 101810
Milo CT 16 1087 102897
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 17 7641 110538
Zafferana Etnea CT 17 9517 120055
Santa Domenica Vittoria ME 18 980 121035
Nicolosi CT 18 7463 128498
Sant'Alfio CT 18 1582 130080
Moio Alcantara ME 19 717 130797
Belpasso CT 19 28108 158905
Pedara CT 19 14102 173007
Santa Venerina CT 20 8592 181599

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
26 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
32 Km NW of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
73 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
73 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
83 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
84 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
95 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
97 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
98 Km NE of Gela (75827 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 1.8 2020-08-08
37.76 14.94 18 2020-08-08
Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania) 81793071
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2020-08-08 22:55:13
Latitude 37.76
Longitude 14.94
Depth (km) 18 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 200 -> SURVEY-INGV-CT#SeismPicker_SO-OE
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 81793071


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) 1700
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 139
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 1
Number of defining phases 1
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.28
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree)
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree)
Number of stations at which the event was observed 0
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 0
Magnitude information


Field Value
Value 1.8
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 81793071
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-08-08 23:10:52
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
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