Earthquake with magnitude of M 3.2 on date 17-05-1987 and time 22:04:24 (Italy) in region Mar Ionio Meridionale (MARE)

A magnitude M 3.2 earthquake occured in region: Mar Ionio Meridionale (MARE), on

  • 17-05-1987 20:04:24 (UTC)
  • 17-05-1987 22:04:24 (UTC +02:00) Italian time
  • 17-05-1987 23:04:24 (UTC +03:00) local time in the region of the earthquake (Europe/Athens)

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.49, 20.37 at 10 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV.

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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

No Italian municipalities within 20 km distance.

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

No Italian municipalities within 100 km from the epicenter with at least 50000 inhabitants.

Recent and historical Seismicity
Seismic hazard
Felt maps
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
M 3.2 1987-05-17
37.49 20.37 10 2013-07-15
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 47229
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 1987-05-17 20:04:24 ± 0.632
Latitude 37.49 ± 0.03
Longitude 20.37 ± 0.06
Depth (km) 10 (operator assigned)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-VAX
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 47229


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) 6180.1
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 286
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 6
Number of defining phases 6
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.3
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.00631
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.03764
Number of stations at which the event was observed 5
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 5
Magnitude information


Field Value
Value 3.2
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude M
Reference to an origin 47229
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2015-04-28 09:54:13
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
--.VAY.Z. 1987-05-17T20:05:28.40 10.0 undecidable manual PN 23 0.0376 0.23 1
--.OHR.Z. 1987-05-17T20:05:20.00 10.0 undecidable manual PN 5 0.0326 -0.56 0.6
--.KZN.Z. 1987-05-17T20:05:12.10 10.0 undecidable manual PN 20 0.0271 0 1.7
--.ATH.Z. 1987-05-17T20:05:07.50 10.0 undecidable manual PN 78 0.0241 -0.05 1.7
--.VLS.Z. 1987-05-17T20:04:48.80 10.0 undecidable manual SG 13 0.0063 -0.42 0.3
--.VLS.Z. 1987-05-17T20:04:39.30 10.0 undecidable manual PG 13 0.0063 0.46 0.7
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
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