Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.9 on date 22-10-2020 and time 16:40:05 (UTC) in region 6 km N Adrano (CT)

A magnitude ML 1.9 earthquake occured in region: 6 km N Adrano (CT), on

  • 22-10-2020 16:40:05 (UTC)
  • 22-10-2020 18:40:05 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.72, 14.85 at 23 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
Adrano CT 6 36122 36122
Bronte CT 8 19172 55294
Biancavilla CT 9 24007 79301
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 12 7641 86942
Ragalna CT 12 3924 90866
Maletto CT 13 3920 94786
Centuripe EN 15 5470 100256
PaternĂ² CT 16 48228 148484
Maniace CT 17 3765 152249
Belpasso CT 18 28108 180357
CesarĂ² ME 19 2439 182796
Nicolosi CT 19 7463 190259
Randazzo CT 20 10900 201159
San Teodoro ME 20 1403 202562
Regalbuto EN 20 7277 209839

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
30 Km W of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
32 Km NW of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
74 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
81 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
82 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
83 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
89 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
90 Km NE of Gela (75827 inhabitants)
90 Km N of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
96 Km N of Modica (54633 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 1.9 2020-10-22
37.72 14.85 23 2020-10-22
Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania) 84031201
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2020-10-22 16:40:05
Latitude 37.72
Longitude 14.85
Depth (km) 23 (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 84031201


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) 800
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 137
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) 0.15
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 1.9
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 84031201
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-10-22 16:50:58
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
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