Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.5 on date 19-01-2021 and time 10:04:25 (Italy) in region 6 km S Moio Alcantara (ME)

A magnitude ML 1.5 earthquake occured in region: 6 km S Moio Alcantara (ME), on

  • 19-01-2021 09:04:25 (UTC)
  • 19-01-2021 10:04:25 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.85, 15.05 at 17 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania).

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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
Moio Alcantara ME 6 717 717
Castiglione di Sicilia CT 8 3215 3932
Malvagna ME 8 733 4665
Linguaglossa CT 9 5403 10068
Randazzo CT 10 10900 20968
Francavilla di Sicilia ME 10 3945 24913
Roccella Valdemone ME 10 666 25579
Santa Domenica Vittoria ME 11 980 26559
Motta Camastra ME 12 845 27404
Piedimonte Etneo CT 12 3963 31367
Sant'Alfio CT 14 1582 32949
Milo CT 15 1087 34036
Gaggi ME 15 3184 37220
Fiumefreddo di Sicilia CT 15 9623 46843
Calatabiano CT 16 5308 52151
Maletto CT 16 3920 56071
Mascali CT 16 14282 70353
Graniti ME 17 1492 71845
Zafferana Etnea CT 18 9517 81362
Giarre CT 18 27659 109021
Riposto CT 19 14838 123859
Fondachelli-Fantina ME 19 1019 124878
Santa Venerina CT 19 8592 133470
Floresta ME 20 485 133955
Bronte CT 20 19172 153127
Montalbano Elicona ME 20 2287 155414

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
28 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
38 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
59 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
60 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
90 Km N of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
95 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 1.5 2021-01-19
37.85 15.05 17 2021-01-19
Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania) 86375131
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2021-01-19 09:04:25
Latitude 37.85
Longitude 15.05
Depth (km) 17 (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 86375131


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) 1200
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 94
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) 0.09
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 0.4
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 86375131
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2021-01-19 09:10:25
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
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