Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.5 on date 01-12-2020 and time 14:34:48 (Italy) in region 10 km W Milo (CT)

A magnitude ML 1.5 earthquake occured in region: 10 km W Milo (CT), on

  • 01-12-2020 13:34:48 (UTC)
  • 01-12-2020 14:34:48 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.756, 15.008 at 2 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 15 10900 31678
Maletto CT 15 3920 35598
Ragalna CT 15 3924 39522
Linguaglossa CT 15 5403 44925
Nicolosi CT 16 7463 52388
Bronte CT 16 19172 71560
Giarre CT 16 27659 99219
Pedara CT 16 14102 113321
Piedimonte Etneo CT 16 3963 117284
Moio Alcantara ME 17 717 118001
Mascali CT 17 14282 132283
Trecastagni CT 17 10910 143193
Castiglione di Sicilia CT 17 3215 146408
Riposto CT 18 14838 161246
Biancavilla CT 18 24007 185253
Viagrande CT 18 8563 193816
Fiumefreddo di Sicilia CT 18 9623 203439
Santa Domenica Vittoria ME 18 980 204419
Belpasso CT 18 28108 232527
Adrano CT 19 36122 268649
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 19 7641 276290
Malvagna ME 19 733 277023
Aci Sant'Antonio CT 20 17984 295007
Aci Bonaccorsi CT 20 3524 298531
Roccella Valdemone ME 20 666 299197
Francavilla di Sicilia ME 20 3945 303142

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
21 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
29 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
68 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
69 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
81 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
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 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
ML 1.5 2020-12-01
37.756 15.008 2 2020-12-01
Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania) 85126581
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2020-12-01 13:34:48
Latitude 37.7560
Longitude 15.0080
Depth (km) 2 (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 85126581


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) 300
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 157
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) 0.1
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 1.5
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 85126581
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-12-01 13:43:19
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
Type Description Link
QuakeML - small Event, Origin, FocalMechanism Download
QuakeML - full Event, Origin, FocalMechanism, Amplitude, Arrival, Pick, Station Magnitude Download