Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.8 on date 19-05-2020 and time 21:24:13 (Italy) in region Costa Calabra sud occidentale (Catanzaro, Vibo Valentia, Reggio di Calabria)

A magnitude ML 1.8 earthquake occured in region: Costa Calabra sud occidentale (Catanzaro, Vibo Valentia, Reggio di Calabria), on

  • 19-05-2020 19:24:13 (UTC)
  • 19-05-2020 21:24:13 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.92, 15.73 at 162 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Sala Sismica INGV-Roma.

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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

No Italian municipalities within 20 km distance.

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
51 Km W of Lamezia Terme (70714 inhabitants)
62 Km SW of Cosenza (67546 inhabitants)
75 Km W of Catanzaro (90612 inhabitants)
82 Km N of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
90 Km N of Reggio di Calabria (183035 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 1.8 2020-05-19
38.92 15.73 162 2020-05-19
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 79338691
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2020-05-19 19:24:13 ± 0.37
Latitude 38.92 ± 0.02
Longitude 15.73 ± 0.05
Depth (km) 162 ± 3 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 79338691


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 4993
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 416
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 294
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 4990
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 181
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 18
Number of defining phases 11
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.24
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 1.01264
Number of stations at which the event was observed 15
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 8
Magnitude information


Field Value
Value 1.8
Uncertainty 0.4
Num. used stations 8
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 79338691
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-05-19 19:35:19
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.ROSPO.HHZ. 2020-05-19T19:26:08.17 3.0 undecidable manual Sg 17.5 0
IV.CSNT.HHZ. 2020-05-19T19:26:01.05 3.0 negative manual Pg 20.23 0
IV.PESA.HHZ. 2020-05-19T19:25:58.91 3.0 undecidable manual Pg 20.09 0
IV.FIR.HHZ. 2020-05-19T19:25:50.46 3.0 undecidable manual Pn 6.08 0
IV.MNTT.EHZ. 2020-05-19T19:25:35.13 3.0 negative manual Pg 10.2 0
IV.SGTA.HHZ. 2020-05-19T19:25:18.87 3.0 undecidable manual Sn -4.9 0
IV.CET2.HHZ. 2020-05-19T19:24:54.04 1.0 undecidable manual S 16 0.6331 155 -0.27 22
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2020-05-19T19:24:53.42 0.6 undecidable manual S 48 0.5 160 0.33 45
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2020-05-19T19:24:51.82 0.6 undecidable manual S 159 0.3345 166 -0.12 49
IT.LNT.HGZ. 2020-05-19T19:24:47.53 3.0 undecidable manual Pn 0.21 0
IV.PIPA.HHZ. 2020-05-19T19:24:39.71 0.1 undecidable manual P 56 1.0126 143 0.07 86
IV.GMB.BHE. 2020-05-19T19:24:38.22 0.1 undecidable manual P 174 0.7545 151 0.52 83
IV.CET2.HHZ. 2020-05-19T19:24:37.01 0.3 negative manual P 16 0.6331 155 0.07 70
IV.MSRU.HHE. 2020-05-19T19:24:37.22 0.1 undecidable manual P 195 0.6772 154 0.01 94
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2020-05-19T19:24:37.36 0.1 undecidable manual P 130 0.7249 152 -0.14 90
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2020-05-19T19:24:36.07 0.1 undecidable manual P 48 0.5 160 -0.17 94
MN.CEL.HHE. 2020-05-19T19:24:36.87 0.1 undecidable manual P 169 0.6709 154 -0.3 88
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2020-05-19T19:24:35.55 0.1 undecidable manual P 159 0.3345 166 -0.03 100
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.JOPP.HHE. ML:1.4 1.1945019E-5 0.9088 AML other m 2020-05-19T19:24:52.29
IV.JOPP.HHN. ML:1.6 1.377479515E-5 1.1008 AML other m 2020-05-19T19:24:52.01
IV.CAR1.HNE. ML:2.3 7.681385E-5 0.7296 AML other m 2020-05-19T19:24:53.80
IV.CAR1.HNN. ML:2.2 7.2028415E-5 0.6912 AML other m 2020-05-19T19:24:53.43
IV.CAR1.HHE. ML:1.7 1.84044975E-5 0.192 AML other m 2020-05-19T19:24:53.82
IV.CAR1.HHN. ML:1.1 7.0391595E-6 0.5632 AML other m 2020-05-19T19:24:53.64
IV.CET2.HHE. ML:2.1 4.8942085E-5 0.8576 AML other m 2020-05-19T19:24:54.37
IV.CET2.HHN. ML:1.8 2.5403435E-5 0.2816 AML other m 2020-05-19T19:24:54.40
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
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