Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.5 on date 27-02-2021 and time 19:58:03 (UTC) in region 6 km SE Maletto (CT)

A magnitude ML 1.5 earthquake occured in region: 6 km SE Maletto (CT), on

  • 27-02-2021 19:58:03 (UTC)
  • 27-02-2021 20:58:03 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.8, 14.92 at 27 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
Maletto CT 6 3920 3920
Bronte CT 8 19172 23092
Randazzo CT 9 10900 33992
Maniace CT 12 3765 37757
Santa Domenica Vittoria ME 14 980 38737
Moio Alcantara ME 16 717 39454
Adrano CT 17 36122 75576
Roccella Valdemone ME 17 666 76242
Biancavilla CT 18 24007 100249
Malvagna ME 18 733 100982
Ragalna CT 19 3924 104906
CesarĂ² ME 19 2439 107345
Milo CT 19 1087 108432
Zafferana Etnea CT 20 9517 117949

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
30 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
36 Km NW of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
71 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
73 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
83 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
88 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
98 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
100 Km NE 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 1.5 2021-02-27
37.8 14.92 27 2021-02-27
Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania) 87548371
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2021-02-27 19:58:03
Latitude 37.80
Longitude 14.92
Depth (km) 27 (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 87548371


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) 1100
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 131
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) 0.23
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 1.5
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 87548371
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2021-02-27 20:17:11
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
Type Description Link
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