Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.4 on date 08-08-2020 and time 23:48:41 (UTC) in region 9 km SE Maletto (CT)

A magnitude ML 1.4 earthquake occured in region: 9 km SE Maletto (CT), on

  • 08-08-2020 23:48:41 (UTC)
  • 09-08-2020 01:48:41 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.78, 14.94 at 7 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
Maletto CT 9 3920 3920
Bronte CT 9 19172 23092
Randazzo CT 11 10900 33992
Maniace CT 15 3765 37757
Santa Domenica Vittoria ME 16 980 38737
Adrano CT 16 36122 74859
Biancavilla CT 16 24007 98866
Ragalna CT 16 3924 102790
Milo CT 17 1087 103877
Moio Alcantara ME 17 717 104594
Zafferana Etnea CT 17 9517 114111
Roccella Valdemone ME 18 666 114777
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 18 7641 122418
Sant'Alfio CT 19 1582 124000
Malvagna ME 19 733 124733
Linguaglossa CT 19 5403 130136
Nicolosi CT 20 7463 137599

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
27 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
33 Km NW of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
71 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
72 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
83 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
86 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
97 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
99 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
100 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 1.4 2020-08-08
37.78 14.94 7 2020-08-08
Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania) 81794451
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2020-08-08 23:48:41
Latitude 37.78
Longitude 14.94
Depth (km) 7 (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 81794451


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) 1300
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 84
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) 0.13
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 1.4
Uncertainty 0.1
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 81794451
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-08-08 23:54:45
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
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