Earthquake with magnitude of ML 3.2 on date 29-08-2022 and time 20:01:45 (UTC) in region 8 km NE Regalbuto (EN)

A magnitude ML 3.2 earthquake occured in region: 8 km NE Regalbuto (EN), on

  • 29-08-2022 20:01:45 (UTC)
  • 29-08-2022 22:01:45 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.7080, 14.6930 at 16 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
Regalbuto EN 8 7277 7277
Centuripe EN 11 5470 12747
Troina EN 12 9373 22120
Adrano CT 13 36122 58242
Gagliano Castelferrato EN 14 3593 61835
Bronte CT 15 19172 81007
Cesarò ME 15 2439 83446
Catenanuova EN 16 4866 88312
San Teodoro ME 16 1403 89715
Agira EN 16 8345 98060
Biancavilla CT 17 24007 122067
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 20 7641 129708
Cerami EN 20 2006 131714
Maniace CT 20 3765 135479

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
42 Km NW of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
43 Km W of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
61 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
81 Km NE of Gela (75827 inhabitants)
85 Km N of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
87 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
89 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
93 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
95 Km N of Modica (54633 inhabitants)
95 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 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

These three maps show the results of the analysis using the software ShakeMap designed to provide the level of ground shaking experienced in a region using the data recorded by seismometers and strong motion instruments and seismological information regarding the attenuation of the wavefield with distance and the site characteristics. The Shakemaps are determined for research purposes to provide fast estimates of the level of ground shaking produced by the earthquake. The maps are calculated automatically and updated as more data become available. See http://shakemap.ingv.it for additional information. The black star indicates the epicenter. The triangles show the accelerometric and velocimetric stations used in the calculation, colored according to the recorded shaking.

Intensity Shakemap

Intensity Shakemap

This map shows the distribution of instrumental intensities. The intensity is derived through an empirical law that correlates the recorded values of actual ground shaking, e.g., acceleration and velocity, with the macroseismic intensity for Italian earthquakes, as reported in the Italian Macroseismic Database (DBMI15, https://doi.org/10.13127/cpti/cpti15.3).
Peak ground acceleration Shakemap

Peak ground acceleration Shakemap

This map shows the distribution of peak ground acceleration expressed as percent of the acceleration of gravity (i.e., g = 9.81 m/s²).
Peak velocity Shakemap

Peak velocity Shakemap

This map shows the distribution of peak ground velocities expressed in cm/s.
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 http://www.hsit.it. 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
Reviewed
Rev200
ML 3.2 2022-08-29
20:01:45
37.708 14.693 16 2022-08-29
20:10:31
Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania) 109118941
Rapid automatic
Auto1
ML 3.2 2022-08-29
20:01:45
37.6927 14.6698 13 2022-08-29
20:02:15
Sistema Automatico Earthworm-10 109118001
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2022-08-29 20:01:45
Latitude 37.7080
Longitude 14.6930
Depth (km) 16 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 200 -> SURVEY-INGV-CT
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 109118941

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) 600.0
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 188
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) 0.27
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:3.2

Field Value
Value 3.2
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 109118941
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2022-08-29 20:10:31
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor

TDMT details

Field Value
Magnitude3.4
Scalar Moment1.52675E+21 dyne-cm
Computed depth17 km
QualityCa
Variance Reduction30.28%
Double Couple79%
CLVD21%
ISO0%
Model usedCIA
Modeautomatic
Statuspreliminary

Moment Tensor Components

Component Value
Mrr-8.609E+20
Mtt9.416E+20
Mpp-8.08E+19
Mrt-9.019E+20
Mrp-7.214E+20
Mtp4.497E+20

Nodal Planes

Name Strike Dip Rake
PN15471-103
PN226923-58

Fault Plane solution

Focal Mechanism

psmeca (GMT documentation)

14.693 37.708 17 54 71 -103 269 23 -58 1.52675 21 15.193 38.208

TDMT references

More info and references

Station Distribution

Station Distribution

TDMT station details

Sta Dist Azi V R zcor
EPZF 19.4 48.2 35.6% 95
ESAL 39.3 82.2 17.55% 95
ESCV 11.6 68.1 42.75% 92
MUCR 40.4 23.1 27.1% 98
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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