Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.5 on date 14-07-2021 and time 02:03:40 (Italy) in region 3 km SW Bronte (CT)

A magnitude ML 1.5 earthquake occured in region: 3 km SW Bronte (CT), on

  • 14-07-2021 00:03:40 (UTC)
  • 14-07-2021 02:03:40 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.773, 14.811 at 32 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
Bronte CT 3 19172 19172
Maletto CT 8 3920 23092
Maniace CT 10 3765 26857
CesarĂ² ME 12 2439 29296
Adrano CT 12 36122 65418
San Teodoro ME 13 1403 66821
Biancavilla CT 15 24007 90828
Randazzo CT 17 10900 101728
Centuripe EN 18 5470 107198
Troina EN 19 9373 116571
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 19 7641 124212
Ragalna CT 19 3924 128136
Regalbuto EN 20 7277 135413

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
36 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
39 Km NW of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
73 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
80 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
82 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
90 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
93 Km NE of Gela (75827 inhabitants)
94 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
95 Km N 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 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 2021-07-14
37.773 14.811 31 2021-07-14
Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania) 92732641
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2021-07-14 00:03:40
Latitude 37.7730
Longitude 14.8110
Depth (km) 31 (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 92732641


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) 2000
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 154
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) 0.29
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 0.3
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 92732641
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2021-07-14 00:13:16
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
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