Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.2 on date 31-01-2021 and time 12:50:20 (Italy) in region 11 km W Milo (CT)

A magnitude ML 1.2 earthquake occured in region: 11 km W Milo (CT), on

  • 31-01-2021 11:50:20 (UTC)
  • 31-01-2021 12:50:20 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.7670, 15.0090 at 0 km depth.

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

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
Milo CT 11 1087 1087
Zafferana Etnea CT 12 9517 10604
Sant'Alfio CT 12 1582 12186
Randazzo CT 14 10900 23086
Maletto CT 14 3920 27006
Linguaglossa CT 15 5403 32409
Santa Venerina CT 15 8592 41001
Moio Alcantara ME 15 717 41718
Piedimonte Etneo CT 16 3963 45681
Bronte CT 16 19172 64853
Giarre CT 16 27659 92512
Ragalna CT 16 3924 96436
Castiglione di Sicilia CT 16 3215 99651
Mascali CT 17 14282 113933
Nicolosi CT 17 7463 121396
Santa Domenica Vittoria ME 17 980 122376
Pedara CT 17 14102 136478
Malvagna ME 18 733 137211
Riposto CT 18 14838 152049
Trecastagni CT 18 10910 162959
Fiumefreddo di Sicilia CT 18 9623 172582
Biancavilla CT 19 24007 196589
Roccella Valdemone ME 19 666 197255
Francavilla di Sicilia ME 19 3945 201200
Viagrande CT 19 8563 209763
Adrano CT 19 36122 245885
Belpasso CT 20 28108 273993
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 20 7641 281634

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
22 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
30 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
68 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
68 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
82 Km N of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
89 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
97 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
100 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
Recent and historical seismicity

These maps show the seismic activity in different time intervals, before the seismic event to which they refer. Data reported in the first two maps come from the analysis carried out in real time by the personnel of the INGV Operating Rooms, immediately after each earthquake. The third map shows data from 1985 to the date of the earthquake: the locations are reviewed by the seismological analysts of the INGV Italian Seismic Bulletin (Bollettino Sismico Italiano dell’INGV). The localization parameters (hypocentral coordinates and magnitude) are the best possible estimate with the data available to the INGV, but are constantly updated according to further data that become available. The location and magnitude parameters, subsequently reviewed by seismological analysts, may vary.

Earthquakes of the 3 days preceding this event

Earthquakes of the 3 days preceding this event

This map shows the earthquake epicenters with magnitude ≥ 0.0, localized with data recorded by the National Seismic Network and other collaborative networks both in Italy and in neighboring countries, in the 72 hours preceding this event. The size of the circle indicates the different classes of magnitude. The colors indicate the different time intervals preceding the seismic event. The black and white star is the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Earthquakes of the 90 days preceding this event

Earthquakes of the 90 days preceding this event

This map shows the earthquake epicenters with magnitude ≥ 2.0, localized with data recorded by the National Seismic Network and other collaborative networks both in Italy and in neighboring countries, in the 90 days preceding this event. The size of the circle indicates the different classes of magnitude. The colors indicate the different time intervals preceding the seismic event. The black and white star is the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Earthquakes from 1985 to the date of the event

Earthquakes from 1985 to the date of the event

This map shows the earthquake epicenters with magnitude ≥ 3.0, localized with data recorded by the National Seismic Network and other collaborative networks both in Italy and in neighboring countries, from 1985 to the date of this event. The size of the circle indicates the different classes of magnitude. The colors indicate the different time intervals preceding the seismic event. The black and white star is the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2019

Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2019

This map shows the epicenters of the historical earthquakes catalogue CPT15 (Catalogo Parametrico dei Terremoti Italiani, 2015 version 3.0, https://doi.org/10.13127/cpti/cpti15.3) since 1000 AD until 2019. The size of the square indicates the different classes of magnitude. For earthquakes with magnitude ≥ 6.0, it is also shown the year of occurrence and the magnitude value. The black and white star is the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Seismic hazard

Seismic hazard maps provide probabilistic estimates of the earthquake ground shaking exceeding a given threshold in a given geographic region within a given time window. Thus, it is not a deterministic prediction - a target that may be never reached given the complexity of the earthquake physical phenomenon - nor of the maximum expected earthquake since this has extremely low probabilities to occur.

In 2004, it was published the seismic hazard map of Italy (http://zonesismiche.mi.ingv.it) that provides a picture of the most hazardous geographic regions. The seismic hazard map of Italy (GdL MPS, 2004; rif. Ordinanza PCM del 28 aprile 2006, n. 3519, All. 1b) provides the 10% probability of exceedance in 50 years of the horizontal acceleration at rock sites (i.e., Vs30>800 m/s; cat. A, 3.2.1 of the D.M. 14.09.2005).

The colours indicate the various values of the ground acceleration that have 10% to be exceeded within 50 years. In general, the colours associated to low values of acceleration refer to areas that are less hazardous and stronger earthquakes repeat less frequently although they may still occur.

Seismic hazard map

Seismic hazard map

This map shows the seismic hazard map of Italy for the region where the earthquake occurred.
Shakemap
Felt maps
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Reviewed
Rev200
ML 1.2 2021-01-31
11:50:20
37.767 15.009 0 2021-01-31
12:05:28
Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania) 86735881
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2021-01-31 11:50:20
Latitude 37.7670
Longitude 15.0090
Depth (km) 0 (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 86735881

Uncertainty

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) 800.0
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 103
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) 0.21
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

ML:1.2

Field Value
Value 1.2
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 86735881
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2021-01-31 12:05:28
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
Fault Plane solutions

Fault Plane solutions

The map reports the fault plane solutions for earthquakes in the region from 1977 to the date of this event. Red moment tensors are determined using the Regional Centroid Moment Tensor technique (RCMT, http://www.bo.ingv.it/RCMT) applied for earthquakes with magnitude larger than 4.5 in the Euro-Mediterranenan area. Occasionally, when a station azimuthal coverage exists RCMTs can be obtained also for earthquakes with magnitude down to 4.0. The gray moment tensors are obtained with the Time Domain Moment Tensor method (TDMT, http://terremoti.ingv.it/tdmt). This technique is applied to earthquakes with magnitude ML greater than 3.2, when it is possible. The size of symbols scales with the calculated moment magnitude Mw.
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