Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.2 on date 16-09-2020 and time 06:15:06 (Italy) in region 10 km W Milo (CT)

A magnitude ML 1.2 earthquake occured in region: 10 km W Milo (CT), on

  • 16-09-2020 04:15:06 (UTC)
  • 16-09-2020 06:15:06 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.76, 15.01 at 1 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
Zafferana Etnea CT 11 9517 10604
Sant'Alfio CT 12 1582 12186
Santa Venerina CT 14 8592 20778
Randazzo CT 14 10900 31678
Maletto CT 15 3920 35598
Linguaglossa CT 15 5403 41001
Bronte CT 16 19172 60173
Ragalna CT 16 3924 64097
Piedimonte Etneo CT 16 3963 68060
Giarre CT 16 27659 95719
Moio Alcantara ME 16 717 96436
Nicolosi CT 16 7463 103899
Mascali CT 17 14282 118181
Pedara CT 17 14102 132283
Castiglione di Sicilia CT 17 3215 135498
Trecastagni CT 17 10910 146408
Riposto CT 18 14838 161246
Santa Domenica Vittoria ME 18 980 162226
Biancavilla CT 18 24007 186233
Fiumefreddo di Sicilia CT 18 9623 195856
Malvagna ME 18 733 196589
Viagrande CT 18 8563 205152
Adrano CT 19 36122 241274
Belpasso CT 19 28108 269382
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 19 7641 277023
Roccella Valdemone ME 19 666 277689
Francavilla di Sicilia ME 19 3945 281634
Aci Sant'Antonio CT 20 17984 299618

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
22 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
29 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
68 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
68 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
82 Km N of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
88 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
96 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
99 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 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 1.2 2020-09-16
37.76 15.01 1 2020-09-16
Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania) 82943611
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2020-09-16 04:15:06
Latitude 37.76
Longitude 15.01
Depth (km) 1 (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 82943611


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) 400
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 211
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) 0.12
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 1.2
Uncertainty 0.1
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 82943611
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-09-16 05:21:38
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
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