Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.3 on date 30-03-2022 and time 06:14:53 (UTC) in region 8 km NE Biancavilla (CT)

A magnitude ML 2.3 earthquake occured in region: 8 km NE Biancavilla (CT), on

  • 30-03-2022 06:14:53 (UTC)
  • 30-03-2022 08:14:53 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.7030, 14.9110 at 6 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV.

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
Biancavilla CT 8 24007 24007
Adrano CT 8 36122 60129
Ragalna CT 8 3924 64053
Santa Maria di Licodia CT 10 7641 71694
Bronte CT 12 19172 90866
Belpasso CT 14 28108 118974
Paternò CT 14 48228 167202
Nicolosi CT 14 7463 174665
Maletto CT 15 3920 178585
Pedara CT 16 14102 192687
Zafferana Etnea CT 17 9517 202204
Camporotondo Etneo CT 17 5023 207227
Centuripe EN 17 5470 212697
San Pietro Clarenza CT 18 7743 220440
Trecastagni CT 18 10910 231350
Milo CT 18 1087 232437
Mascalucia CT 19 31958 264395
Viagrande CT 19 8563 272958
Randazzo CT 20 10900 283858
Tremestieri Etneo CT 20 20589 304447
Maniace CT 20 3765 308212

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
25 Km W of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
27 Km NW of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
78 Km E of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
79 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
79 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
79 Km NW of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
88 Km N of Ragusa (73313 inhabitants)
90 Km NE of Vittoria (63339 inhabitants)
92 Km NE of Gela (75827 inhabitants)
95 Km N of Modica (54633 inhabitants)
Recent and historical seismicity

These maps show the seismic activity in different time intervals, before the seismic event to which they refer. Data reported in the first two maps come from the analysis carried out in real time by the personnel of the INGV Operating Rooms, immediately after each earthquake. The third map shows data from 1985 to the date of the earthquake: the locations are reviewed by the seismological analysts of the INGV Italian Seismic Bulletin (Bollettino Sismico Italiano dell’INGV). The localization parameters (hypocentral coordinates and magnitude) are the best possible estimate with the data available to the INGV, but are constantly updated according to further data that become available. The location and magnitude parameters, subsequently reviewed by seismological analysts, may vary.

Earthquakes of the 3 days preceding this event

Earthquakes of the 3 days preceding this event

This map shows the earthquake epicenters with magnitude ≥ 0.0, localized with data recorded by the National Seismic Network and other collaborative networks both in Italy and in neighboring countries, in the 72 hours preceding this event. The size of the circle indicates the different classes of magnitude. The colors indicate the different time intervals preceding the seismic event. The black and white star is the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Earthquakes of the 90 days preceding this event

Earthquakes of the 90 days preceding this event

This map shows the earthquake epicenters with magnitude ≥ 2.0, localized with data recorded by the National Seismic Network and other collaborative networks both in Italy and in neighboring countries, in the 90 days preceding this event. The size of the circle indicates the different classes of magnitude. The colors indicate the different time intervals preceding the seismic event. The black and white star is the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Earthquakes from 1985 to the date of the event

Earthquakes from 1985 to the date of the event

This map shows the earthquake epicenters with magnitude ≥ 3.0, localized with data recorded by the National Seismic Network and other collaborative networks both in Italy and in neighboring countries, from 1985 to the date of this event. The size of the circle indicates the different classes of magnitude. The colors indicate the different time intervals preceding the seismic event. The black and white star is the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2019

Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2019

This map shows the epicenters of the historical earthquakes catalogue CPT15 (Catalogo Parametrico dei Terremoti Italiani, 2015 version 3.0, https://doi.org/10.13127/cpti/cpti15.3) since 1000 AD until 2019. The size of the square indicates the different classes of magnitude. For earthquakes with magnitude ≥ 6.0, it is also shown the year of occurrence and the magnitude value. The black and white star is the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Seismic hazard

Seismic hazard maps provide probabilistic estimates of the earthquake ground shaking exceeding a given threshold in a given geographic region within a given time window. Thus, it is not a deterministic prediction - a target that may be never reached given the complexity of the earthquake physical phenomenon - nor of the maximum expected earthquake since this has extremely low probabilities to occur.

In 2004, it was published the seismic hazard map of Italy (http://zonesismiche.mi.ingv.it) that provides a picture of the most hazardous geographic regions. The seismic hazard map of Italy (GdL MPS, 2004; rif. Ordinanza PCM del 28 aprile 2006, n. 3519, All. 1b) provides the 10% probability of exceedance in 50 years of the horizontal acceleration at rock sites (i.e., Vs30>800 m/s; cat. A, 3.2.1 of the D.M. 14.09.2005).

The colours indicate the various values of the ground acceleration that have 10% to be exceeded within 50 years. In general, the colours associated to low values of acceleration refer to areas that are less hazardous and stronger earthquakes repeat less frequently although they may still occur.

Seismic hazard map

Seismic hazard map

This map shows the seismic hazard map of Italy for the region where the earthquake occurred.
Shakemap
Felt maps
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Bulletin
Rev1000
ML 2.3 2022-03-30
06:14:53
37.7028 14.9107 7 2022-07-08
12:33:41
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 102799661
Reviewed
Rev200
ML 2.5 2022-03-30
06:14:52
37.715 14.924 4 2022-05-20
11:00:23
Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania) 102561341
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2022-03-30 06:14:53 ± 0.1
Latitude 37.7028 ± 0.0045
Longitude 14.9107 ± 0.0068
Depth (km) 7 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 102799661

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 543
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 289
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 306
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 540.0
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 104
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 62
Number of defining phases 50
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.38
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.00000
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.76173
Number of stations at which the event was observed 40
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 29
Magnitudes information

ML:2.3

Field Value
Value 2.3
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 32
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 102799661
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2022-05-20 11:00:09

ML:2.5

Field Value
Value 2.5
Uncertainty 0.1
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 102561341
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2022-03-30 06:31:57
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IT.UMBT.HGZ. 2022-03-30T06:16:10.69 3.0 undecidable manual Pg 17.17 0
HL.VLS.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:16:00.89 3.0 undecidable manual Sg 1.88 0
IV.ARRO.EHZ. 2022-03-30T06:15:58.33 3.0 negative manual Pg 15.48 0
IV.GAVE.EHZ. 2022-03-30T06:15:56.80 3.0 positive manual Pg 13.22 0
IV.RIBO.EHZ.01 2022-03-30T06:15:55.87 3.0 undecidable manual Pn -0.87 0
AC.VLO.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:15:53.56 3.0 undecidable manual Sn -9.99 0
IV.VBKN.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:15:51.00 3.0 undecidable manual Sn -2.53 0
CR.STON.BHZ. 2022-03-30T06:15:40.36 3.0 undecidable manual Pn 0.5 0
IV.ORI.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:15:34.21 3.0 undecidable manual Sg 5.07 0
IV.MCRV.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:15:26.22 3.0 undecidable manual Pg 15.12 0
IV.HAVL.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:15:20.74 0.6 undecidable manual S 167 0.7617 50 1.05 32
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:15:10.17 0.6 undecidable manual S 323 0.4155 50 0.73 39
IV.HMDC.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:15:09.31 0.3 undecidable manual P 188 0.7500 50 0.82 53
IV.ORI.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:15:09.85 3.0 negative manual Pg 9.39 0
IV.HAVL.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:15:08.18 0.3 undecidable manual P 167 0.7617 50 -0.51 60
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:15:07.98 0.6 undecidable manual S 185 0.3552 99 0.46 44
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:15:05.10 0.3 undecidable manual P 167 0.5603 50 -0.14 67
IV.EPOZ.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:15:03.95 0.6 undecidable manual S 98 0.2221 105 1.46 28
IV.ECTS.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:15:02.28 0.6 undecidable manual S 43 0.2446 103 -1.04 35
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:15:02.72 0.3 undecidable manual P 323 0.4155 50 -0.05 71
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:15:01.88 0.3 undecidable manual P 43 0.3696 99 -0.09 71
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:15:01.09 0.3 undecidable manual P 185 0.3552 99 -0.57 63
IV.EVRN.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:15:01.12 0.6 undecidable manual S 94 0.1781 108 0.24 47
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:15:01.06 0.3 undecidable manual P 355 0.3408 100 -0.28 68
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:15:00.13 0.6 undecidable manual S 341 0.1286 114 1.06 36
IV.EPIT.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:15:00.80 0.6 undecidable manual S 47 0.1583 110 0.65 42
IV.TDS.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:15:00.49 3.0 negative manual Pg 5.1 0
IV.EMCN.HHN. 2022-03-30T06:15:00.10 0.6 undecidable manual S 48 0.1313 114 0.92 38
IV.EMFO.HHE. 2022-03-30T06:14:59.25 0.6 undecidable manual S 77 0.1457 112 -0.44 46
IV.EPDN.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:14:59.28 0.6 undecidable manual S 53 0.1052 119 1.01 37
IV.ECTS.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:14:59.08 0.3 undecidable manual P 43 0.2446 103 -0.15 71
IV.ESML.HNE. 2022-03-30T06:14:58.98 0.6 undecidable manual S 196 0.0881 123 1.26 32
IV.ESCV.HHN. 2022-03-30T06:14:58.34 0.6 undecidable manual S 300 0.0872 124 0.65 43
IV.ECNE.HHN. 2022-03-30T06:14:58.84 0.6 undecidable manual S 49 0.0953 121 0.89 39
IV.EMFS.HHE. 2022-03-30T06:14:58.09 0.6 undecidable manual S 76 0.0710 129 0.9 39
IV.ESVO.HHE. 2022-03-30T06:14:58.09 0.6 undecidable manual S 22 0.0755 128 0.76 41
IV.EPOZ.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:14:58.96 0.3 undecidable manual P 98 0.2221 105 0.21 71
IV.EPIT.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:14:57.58 0.3 undecidable manual P 47 0.1583 110 0.18 72
IV.ESPC.HHN. 2022-03-30T06:14:57.84 0.6 undecidable manual S 96 0.0926 122 -0.03 50
IV.ESAL.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:14:57.90 0.3 undecidable manual P 74 0.1844 108 -0.05 74
IV.EVRN.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:14:57.40 0.3 undecidable manual P 94 0.1781 108 -0.42 68
IV.EMNR.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:14:57.27 0.3 undecidable manual P 39 0.1457 112 0.13 73
IV.ECBD.HHN. 2022-03-30T06:14:57.16 0.1 undecidable manual P 61 0.1592 110 -0.25 95
IV.EMPL.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:14:57.00 0.6 undecidable manual S 117 0.0531 138 0.32 48
IV.EMCN.HHN. 2022-03-30T06:14:56.68 0.1 undecidable manual P 48 0.1313 114 -0.16 97
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:14:56.76 0.1 undecidable manual P 341 0.1286 114 -0.02 100
IV.ESLN.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:14:56.76 0.6 undecidable manual S 101 0.0513 139 0.12 50
IV.ESML.HNE. 2022-03-30T06:14:56.09 0.1 undecidable manual P 196 0.0881 123 0.09 99
IV.EMFO.HHE. 2022-03-30T06:14:56.49 0.1 undecidable manual P 77 0.1457 112 -0.65 85
IV.EPDN.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:14:56.19 0.1 undecidable manual P 53 0.1052 119 -0.13 98
IV.ECNE.HHN. 2022-03-30T06:14:56.04 0.1 undecidable manual P 49 0.0953 121 -0.09 99
IV.ECHR.HHE. 2022-03-30T06:14:56.11 0.6 undecidable manual S 174 0.0171 164 0.13 50
IV.EMFS.HHE. 2022-03-30T06:14:55.55 0.1 undecidable manual P 76 0.0710 129 -0.14 99
IV.ESVO.HHE. 2022-03-30T06:14:55.64 0.1 undecidable manual P 22 0.0755 128 -0.13 99
IV.ECPN.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:14:55.59 0.1 undecidable manual P 56 0.0728 129 -0.13 99
IV.EMPL.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:14:55.29 0.1 undecidable manual P 117 0.0531 138 -0.11 100
IV.ECZM.HHN. 2022-03-30T06:14:55.82 0.6 undecidable manual S 350 0.0288 154 -0.33 48
IV.ESPC.HHN. 2022-03-30T06:14:55.69 0.1 undecidable manual P 96 0.0926 122 -0.4 93
IV.ESCV.HHN. 2022-03-30T06:14:55.75 0.1 undecidable manual P 300 0.0872 124 -0.23 96
IV.ESLN.HHZ. 2022-03-30T06:14:55.16 0.1 undecidable manual P 101 0.0513 139 -0.22 98
IV.ECHR.HHE. 2022-03-30T06:14:54.63 0.1 undecidable manual P 174 0.0171 164 -0.37 95
IV.ECZM.HHN. 2022-03-30T06:14:54.50 0.1 undecidable manual P 350 0.0288 154 -0.6 89
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.EVRN.HHN. ML:2.7 0.003785 0.74 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:02.73
IV.EVRN.HNE. ML:2.5 0.0028150000000000002 0.54 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:02.86
IV.EVRN.HNN. ML:2.7 0.004109999999999999 0.48 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:02.73
IV.EPOZ.HHN. ML:2.2 0.00111 0.4 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:05.44
IV.EPOZ.HNN. ML:2.3 0.0012050000000000001 1.1 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:05.25
IV.ECTS.HHE. ML:2.2 0.0009795000000000001 0.36 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:05.15
IV.EPIT.HHN. ML:2.9 0.008 0.54 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:05.48
IV.EVRN.HHE. ML:2.6 0.003435 1.02 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:08.86
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:2.2 0.000653 0.36 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:09.36
IV.HLNI.HHN. ML:1.8 0.0002405 0.26 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:10.15
IV.EPOZ.HHE. ML:2.4 0.001465 0.4 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:10.00
IV.EPOZ.HNE. ML:2.4 0.001605 0.42 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:10.01
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:2.2 0.0004955000000000001 0.42 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:11.73
IV.EPIT.HHE. ML:2.7 0.005355 0.44 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:11.97
IV.HLNI.HHE. ML:1.8 0.00020750000000000003 1.28 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:12.88
IV.ESAL.HHE. ML:2.5 0.0024050000000000005 0.66 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:12.73
IV.MSFR.HHE. ML:1.7 0.00014000000000000001 0.98 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:13.12
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:2.4 0.0008475000000000001 1.5 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:13.02
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:2.1 0.0004645 1.3 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:15.68
IV.MSFR.HHN. ML:1.8 0.0001783637 1.2384 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:14.49
IV.ECTS.HHN. ML:2.2 0.000877 1.08 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:15.25
IV.GIZZ.HHN. ML:0.0 0.000166 0.08 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:17.12
IV.ESAL.HHN. ML:2.5 0.00227 0.76 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:17.10
IV.GIZZ.HHE. ML:0.0 0.000131 1.62 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:17.13
1J.FX11.HHE. ML:0.0 0.00023449999999999998 0.78 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:18.47
IV.SSY.HNN. ML:2.4 0.0004935 0.52 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:18.37
1J.FX11.HHN. ML:0.0 0.0001945 0.42 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:19.45
IV.SSY.HHE. ML:2.6 0.0008485000000000001 0.94 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:19.23
IV.SSY.HHN. ML:2.8 0.0014199999999999998 0.54 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:20.65
IV.SSY.HNE. ML:2.3 0.00042600000000000005 0.54 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:20.65
IV.HAVL.HHE. ML:2.1 0.0001605 1.1 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:22.41
IV.HAVL.HHN. ML:2.2 0.00022999999999999998 0.3 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:25.05
IV.HMDC.HHE. ML:2.2 0.000202 1.2 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:25.21
IV.HMDC.HNE. ML:2.3 0.000243 0.68 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:26.32
IV.HMDC.HHN. ML:2.3 0.0002585 0.84 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:27.77
IV.HMDC.HNN. ML:2.4 0.0003585 0.52 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:27.79
IV.VBKN.HHE. ML:4.1 0.0010184117500000001 0.6208 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:59.64
IV.VBKN.HHN. ML:4.2 0.0013700000000000001 1.92 AML other m 2022-03-30T06:15:59.99
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
Fault Plane solutions

Fault Plane solutions

The map reports the fault plane solutions for earthquakes in the region from 1977 to the date of this event. Red moment tensors are determined using the Regional Centroid Moment Tensor technique (RCMT, http://www.bo.ingv.it/RCMT) applied for earthquakes with magnitude larger than 4.5 in the Euro-Mediterranenan area. Occasionally, when a station azimuthal coverage exists RCMTs can be obtained also for earthquakes with magnitude down to 4.0. The gray moment tensors are obtained with the Time Domain Moment Tensor method (TDMT, http://terremoti.ingv.it/tdmt). This technique is applied to earthquakes with magnitude ML greater than 3.2, when it is possible. The size of symbols scales with the calculated moment magnitude Mw.
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