Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.3 on date 09-10-2021 and time 04:17:23 (UTC) in region 2 km SE Randazzo (CT)

A magnitude ML 1.3 earthquake occured in region: 2 km SE Randazzo (CT), on

  • 09-10-2021 04:17:23 (UTC)
  • 09-10-2021 06:17:23 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.863, 14.961 at 25 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
Randazzo CT 2 10900 10900
Santa Domenica Vittoria ME 6 980 11880
Moio Alcantara ME 9 717 12597
Maletto CT 9 3920 16517
Roccella Valdemone ME 9 666 17183
Malvagna ME 10 733 17916
Maniace CT 13 3765 21681
Bronte CT 14 19172 40853
Castiglione di Sicilia CT 14 3215 44068
Floresta ME 15 485 44553
Francavilla di Sicilia ME 16 3945 48498
Linguaglossa CT 16 5403 53901
Montalbano Elicona ME 19 2287 56188
Motta Camastra ME 19 845 57033

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
33 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
41 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
64 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
66 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
89 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
94 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
Recent and historical seismicity
Seismic hazard
Felt maps
Preliminary map of the earthquake effects from the web questionnaire

Preliminary map of the earthquake effects from the web questionnaire

This map shows the distribution of earthquake resentment in the area, expressed in terms of intensity on the MCS scale (Mercalli-Cancani-Sieberg). Intensities are determined using data from questionnaires collected on the website The intensities shown are determined considering all the reports received from each municipality, and are all the more reliable the greater the number of questionnaires. The collected data are subjected to an automatic statistical filter, but are not checked individually. In particular, intensities greater than or equal to the VI degree of the MCS or EMS scale require on-site verification by specialized personnel. The black star is the epicenter of the earthquake that occurred. This map is updated every time citizens fill out new questionnaires. The number of questionnaires processed to obtain this map, the date and time of the last update are shown at the top right.
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
ML 1.3 2021-10-09
37.863 14.961 25 2021-10-09
Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania) 96363661
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2021-10-09 04:17:23
Latitude 37.8630
Longitude 14.9610
Depth (km) 25 (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 96363661


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) 900
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 95
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) 0.22
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 1.3
Uncertainty 0.1
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 96363661
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2021-10-09 04:31:38
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
Type Description Link
QuakeML - small Event, Origin, FocalMechanism Download
QuakeML - full Event, Origin, FocalMechanism, Amplitude, Arrival, Pick, Station Magnitude Download