Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.3 on date 13-04-2020 and time 16:05:52 (Italy) in region 2 km W Paternò (CT)

A magnitude ML 2.3 earthquake occured in region: 2 km W Paternò (CT), on

  • 13-04-2020 14:05:52 (UTC)
  • 13-04-2020 16:05:52 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.58, 14.88 at 6 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV.

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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
Paternò CT 2 48228 48228
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 4 7641 55869
Biancavilla CT 7 24007 79876
Ragalna CT 8 3924 83800
Belpasso CT 9 28108 111908
Adrano CT 10 36122 148030
Motta Sant'Anastasia CT 11 12116 160146
Camporotondo Etneo CT 11 5023 165169
San Pietro Clarenza CT 13 7743 172912
Misterbianco CT 13 49410 222322
Centuripe EN 13 5470 227792
Nicolosi CT 14 7463 235255
Mascalucia CT 15 31958 267213
Gravina di Catania CT 16 25838 293051
Pedara CT 16 14102 307153
Catenanuova EN 17 4866 312019
Tremestieri Etneo CT 17 20589 332608
Sant'Agata li Battiati CT 18 9479 342087
Trecastagni CT 18 10910 352997
San Giovanni la Punta CT 19 23060 376057
Viagrande CT 19 8563 384620

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
20 Km W of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
26 Km W of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
68 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
73 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
74 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
76 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
80 Km NE of Gela (75827 inhabitants)
81 Km N of Modica (54633 inhabitants)
89 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
91 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity

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Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours)

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Earthquakes of the last 90 days

Earthquakes of the last 90 days *

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Earthquakes since 1985

Earthquakes since 1985 *

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Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2014

Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2014 *

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Seismic hazard
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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 (http://www.haisentitoilterremoto.it/) 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
Bulletin
Rev1000
ML 2.3 2020-04-13
14:05:52
37.58 14.88 6 2020-07-18
21:08:38
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 79690841
Reviewed
Rev200
ML 2.2 2020-04-13
14:05:52
37.6 14.93 1 2020-04-13
14:41:45
Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania) 78169391
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2020-04-13 14:05:52 ± 0.1
Latitude 37.58 ± 0.01
Longitude 14.88 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 6 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 79690841

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 777
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 527
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 99
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 780
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 75
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 29
Number of defining phases 29
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.32
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.03777
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 1.50277
Number of stations at which the event was observed 22
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 22
Magnitudes information

ML:2.3

Field Value
Value 2.3
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 20
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 79690841
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-07-09 12:46:24

ML:2.2

Field Value
Value 2.2
Uncertainty 0.1
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 78169391
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-04-13 14:41:45
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2020-04-13T14:06:20.01 0.6 undecidable manual P 54 1.5028 50 -0.68 32
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2020-04-13T14:06:08.82 0.3 negative manual P 6 0.7995 50 0.16 67
IV.ACATE.HNE. 2020-04-13T14:06:04.75 1.0 undecidable manual P 209 0.6331 50 -1.06 17
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2020-04-13T14:06:04.35 0.6 negative manual P 333 0.5072 50 0.68 41
IV.RAFF.HHZ. 2020-04-13T14:06:04.00 0.6 negative manual P 229 0.545 50 -0.31 46
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2020-04-13T14:06:03.31 0.1 undecidable manual P 35 0.4793 50 0.12 97
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2020-04-13T14:06:03.15 0.6 undecidable manual P 359 0.4623 50 0.25 47
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2020-04-13T14:06:02.07 0.3 undecidable manual P 160 0.4497 50 -0.6 65
IV.EVRN.HNZ. 2020-04-13T14:06:02.06 0.6 undecidable manual S 62 0.2293 103 0.12 51
IV.EMCN.HNZ. 2020-04-13T14:06:02.22 0.6 undecidable manual S 30 0.2428 102 -0.24 49
MN.VAE.HHE. 2020-04-13T14:06:02.56 0.6 undecidable manual P 255 0.4326 50 0.17 48
IV.HVZN.HNZ. 2020-04-13T14:06:02.39 0.6 undecidable manual P 198 0.4227 50 0.17 48
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2020-04-13T14:06:02.84 0.6 undecidable manual S 182 0.232 103 0.8 42
IV.HAGA.HHZ. 2020-04-13T14:06:01.48 0.6 undecidable manual P 144 0.3669 98 0.36 47
IV.CAGR.HHE. 2020-04-13T14:06:00.41 0.6 undecidable manual P 278 0.3049 100 0.65 44
IV.EPIT.HHN. 2020-04-13T14:05:59.64 1.0 undecidable manual P 31 0.2698 101 0.65 22
IV.ESLN.HHZ. 2020-04-13T14:05:59.03 0.6 undecidable manual S 33 0.1349 111 0.56 47
IV.ENIC.HHZ. 2020-04-13T14:05:58.70 0.6 undecidable manual S 65 0.1223 113 0.68 45
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2020-04-13T14:05:58.67 0.1 undecidable manual P 13 0.2464 102 0.18 100
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2020-04-13T14:05:58.05 0.3 undecidable manual P 182 0.232 103 -0.12 76
IV.EPOZ.HHZ. 2020-04-13T14:05:58.81 0.3 undecidable manual P 69 0.2599 101 0.02 77
IV.EMCN.HNZ. 2020-04-13T14:05:57.79 0.3 undecidable manual P 30 0.2428 102 -0.63 67
IV.EVRN.HNZ. 2020-04-13T14:05:57.68 0.3 undecidable manual P 62 0.2293 103 -0.43 71
IV.ECHR.HNZ. 2020-04-13T14:05:57.68 0.3 undecidable manual S 13 0.1088 116 0.14 78
IV.ESLN.HHZ. 2020-04-13T14:05:56.33 0.3 undecidable manual P 33 0.1349 111 0.22 76
IV.ESML.HHZ. 2020-04-13T14:05:55.26 0.3 undecidable manual S 358 0.0378 144 -0.11 79
IV.ENIC.HHZ. 2020-04-13T14:05:55.91 0.6 undecidable manual P 65 0.1223 113 0.06 52
IV.ECHR.HNZ. 2020-04-13T14:05:55.05 0.3 undecidable manual P 13 0.1088 116 -0.52 71
IV.ESML.HHZ. 2020-04-13T14:05:53.82 0.1 undecidable manual P 358 0.0378 144 -0.5 97
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.ESML.HHN. ML:0 0.06666323 0.3456 AML other m 2020-04-13T14:05:55.38
IV.ESML.HHE. ML:0 0.051048525 0.2624 AML other m 2020-04-13T14:05:55.58
IV.ESLN.HHE. ML:2.7 0.0063002855 0.3584 AML other m 2020-04-13T14:05:59.91
IV.ESLN.HHN. ML:2.6 0.0041534795 0.2368 AML other m 2020-04-13T14:06:00.26
IV.HLNI.HHE. ML:2.1 0.00075770475 0.3392 AML other m 2020-04-13T14:06:03.19
IV.HLNI.HHN. ML:2.3 0.0012741825 0.3008 AML other m 2020-04-13T14:06:03.42
IV.EMSG.HHE. ML:2.6 0.0025223975 0.416 AML other m 2020-04-13T14:06:11.77
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:2 0.0002433685 0.3584 AML other m 2020-04-13T14:06:12.87
IV.EMSG.HHN. ML:2.6 0.002099221 0.4608 AML other m 2020-04-13T14:06:12.92
IV.SSY.HHE. ML:2.5 0.000902552 0.32 AML other m 2020-04-13T14:06:14.45
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:2 0.0002432081 0.544 AML other m 2020-04-13T14:06:15.64
IV.RAFF.HHE. ML:1.9 0.0001775605 0.4416 AML other m 2020-04-13T14:06:15.61
IV.RAFF.HHN. ML:2.1 0.00024019435 0.2816 AML other m 2020-04-13T14:06:15.68
IV.SSY.HHN. ML:2.9 0.0021264205 0.2368 AML other m 2020-04-13T14:06:15.72
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:1.9 0.00019202835 0.4416 AML other m 2020-04-13T14:06:16.88
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:2.1 0.00030614465 0.5824 AML other m 2020-04-13T14:06:17.13
IV.IVPL.HHE. ML:2.2 0.00020637225 0.3008 AML other m 2020-04-13T14:06:28.11
IV.IVPL.HHN. ML:2.2 0.0002005365 0.4352 AML other m 2020-04-13T14:06:32.31
IV.PLAC.HHN. ML:2.2 6.44399E-5 0.4992 AML other m 2020-04-13T14:06:47.21
IV.PLAC.HNE. ML:2.2 7.158217E-5 0.5184 AML other m 2020-04-13T14:06:47.21
IV.PLAC.HNN. ML:2.2 6.5609475E-5 0.4416 AML other m 2020-04-13T14:06:47.46
IV.PLAC.HHE. ML:2.2 7.515517E-5 0.4608 AML other m 2020-04-13T14:06:47.45
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
Focal Mechanisms

Focal Mechanisms *

This map reports the focal mechanisms since 1977 in the region. The white and red beach ball symbols are mechanisms determined using the Regional Centroid Moment Tensor (RCMT, http://www.bo.ingv.it/RCMT) and are determined for earthquakes with magnitude larger than 4.5 in the Euro-Mediterranenan area. Occasionally, when there is a good source-receiver geometry of the target earthquake, the RCMT can be obtained also for earthquakes with magnitude larger than 4.0. The blue and white beach ball symbols indicate the mechanisms obtained from application of the Time Domain Moment Tensor (TDMT, http://terremoti.ingv.it/tdmt.html). This technique is used for M ≥ 3.5. The size of the beach ball sysmbol scales with the calculated moment magnitude, Mw.
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