Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.3 on date 04-07-2020 and time 11:24:12 (Italy) in region 10 km NW Milo (CT)

A magnitude ML 1.3 earthquake occured in region: 10 km NW Milo (CT), on

  • 04-07-2020 09:24:12 (UTC)
  • 04-07-2020 11:24:12 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.8, 15.05 at 8 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
Milo CT 10 1087 1087
Linguaglossa CT 10 5403 6490
Sant'Alfio CT 10 1582 8072
Piedimonte Etneo CT 12 3963 12035
Moio Alcantara ME 12 717 12752
Castiglione di Sicilia CT 12 3215 15967
Zafferana Etnea CT 12 9517 25484
Randazzo CT 13 10900 36384
Mascali CT 14 14282 50666
Malvagna ME 14 733 51399
Giarre CT 14 27659 79058
Fiumefreddo di Sicilia CT 14 9623 88681
Francavilla di Sicilia ME 14 3945 92626
Santa Venerina CT 14 8592 101218
Riposto CT 15 14838 116056
Santa Domenica Vittoria ME 16 980 117036
Roccella Valdemone ME 16 666 117702
Motta Camastra ME 16 845 118547
Calatabiano CT 16 5308 123855
Maletto CT 16 3920 127775
Gaggi ME 17 3184 130959
Bronte CT 19 19172 150131
Graniti ME 19 1492 151623
Pedara CT 20 14102 165725
Trecastagni CT 20 10910 176635
Nicolosi CT 20 7463 184098

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
23 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
33 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
63 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
63 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
85 Km N of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
93 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 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 1.3 2020-07-04
37.8 15.05 8 2020-07-04
Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania) 80766571
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2020-07-04 09:24:12
Latitude 37.80
Longitude 15.05
Depth (km) 8 (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 80766571


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) 500
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 115
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) 0.14
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 80766571
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-07-04 09:30:39
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
Type Description Link
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