Earthquake with magnitude of ML 3.2 on date 18-08-2007 and time 14:21:11 (UTC) in region Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina)

A magnitude ML 3.2 earthquake occured in region: Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina), on

  • 18-08-2007 14:21:11 (UTC)
  • 18-08-2007 16:21:11 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.25, 15.17 at 17 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
Milazzo ME 7 31646 31646
Merì ME 11 2338 33984
Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto ME 12 41583 75567
San Filippo del Mela ME 13 7115 82682
Terme Vigliatore ME 13 7395 90077
Pace del Mela ME 14 6239 96316
Rodì Milici ME 16 2056 98372
Santa Lucia del Mela ME 16 4650 103022
Condrò ME 16 493 103515
Gualtieri Sicaminò ME 16 1807 105322
Furnari ME 17 3784 109106
Falcone ME 17 2808 111914
Torregrotta ME 17 7431 119345
Oliveri ME 17 2181 121526
Venetico ME 17 3911 125437
Castroreale ME 17 2504 127941
Spadafora ME 18 5021 132962
Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea ME 18 1531 134493
Valdina ME 19 1355 135848
San Pier Niceto ME 19 2837 138685
Roccavaldina ME 19 1133 139818

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
34 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
44 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
71 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
84 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity

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Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours)

Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours)

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Earthquakes of the last 90 days

Earthquakes of the last 90 days

This map reports the Magnitudo ≥ 1.0 earthquake epicenters located using the data acquired by the Italian National Seismic Network and by other collaborating networks in Italy and in the neighbouring countries. The radii of the circles representing the epicenters on the map scale with magnitude. The color of each circle depends on the time of occurrence of the earthquakes with respect to the time of generation of the map (red = 1 hour; orange = 24 hours; yellow = 72 hours; blue = all other earthquakes). The open star shows the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Earthquakes since 1985

Earthquakes since 1985

This map reports the Magnitudo ≥ 2.5 earthquake epicenters located using the data acquired by the Italian National Seismic Network and by other collaborating networks in Italy and in the neighbouring countries. The radii of the circles representing the epicenters on the map scale with magnitude. The color of each circle depends on the time of occurrence of the earthquakes with respect to the time of generation of the map (red = 1 hour; orange = 24 hours; yellow = 72 hours; blue = all other earthquakes). The open star shows the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Significant earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2006

Significant earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2006

This map shows the epicenters of the historical earthquakes catalogue CPT11 (Catalogo Parametrico dei Terremoti Italiani, 2011 version) with estimated magnitude ≥ 5.0 since 1000 AD until 2006. The epicenters are represented by squares which sides scale with the estimated earthquake magnitude. For earthquakes with magnitude ≥ 6.0, it is also shown the year of occurrence and the magnitude value. The open star shows 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
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 (http://www.haisentitoilterremoto.it/) 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
Rev 1000 Md 2.8
ML 3.2
2007-08-18
14:21:11
38.25 15.17 17 2014-10-21
12:27:13
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 647409
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2007-08-18 14:21:11 ± 0.1
Latitude 38.25 ± 0.01
Longitude 15.17 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 17 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-SISPICK
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 647409

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 713
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 100
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 222
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 989.9
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 48
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 49
Number of defining phases 45
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.76
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 2.00189
Number of stations at which the event was observed 38
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 34
Magnitudes information

ML:3.2

Field Value
Value 3.2
Uncertainty 0.5
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 647409
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2013-01-05 12:18:21

Md:2.8

Field Value
Value 2.8
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude Md
Reference to an origin 647409
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2013-01-05 12:18:21
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.ERBM.EHE. 2007-08-18T14:22:11.47 10.0 undecidable manual Pg 0 0 0
IV.HMDC.BHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:54.22 0.3 undecidable manual Sg 194 1.3292 0.487 54
IV.HAVL.BHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:53.38 0.6 undecidable manual Sg 182 1.2932 0.72 33
IV.SIRI.HHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:45.12 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 15 2.0019 -0.465 37
IV.AGST.EHE. 2007-08-18T14:21:44.30 0.6 undecidable manual Sg 178 0.9964 0.414 40
IV.BULG.HHE. 2007-08-18T14:21:42.33 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 5 1.831 -0.903 35
MN.CUC.HHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:42.45 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 16 1.8094 -0.487 42
IV.CORL.HHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:38.45 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 257 1.5136 -0.396 51
IV.USI.SHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:38.12 0.1 undecidable manual Pg 287 1.6242 -2.258 21
IV.SERS.HHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:37.60 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 56 1.4182 0.068 57
IV.HMDC.BHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:35.65 0.1 positive manual Pg 194 1.3292 -0.382 75
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:35.17 0.6 undecidable manual Sg 57 0.661 1.218 31
IV.HAVL.BHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:35.24 0.1 positive manual Pg 182 1.2932 -0.172 79
IV.CAMP.BHN. 2007-08-18T14:21:34.63 10.0 undecidable manual Pg 0 0 0
IV.MGR.BHE. 2007-08-18T14:21:34.04 10.0 undecidable manual Pg 0 0 0
IV.CARO.HHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:34.51 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 39 1.2905 -0.852 47
IV.RAFF.HHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:34.46 0.1 negative manual Pg 212 1.2132 0.426 76
IV.IFIL.BHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:32.43 0.6 undecidable manual Sg 303 0.5675 1.214 32
IV.GRI.EHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:32.78 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 59 1.1286 0.182 61
MN.AQU.HHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:32.70 10.0 undecidable manual Pg 0 0 0
IV.HVZN.BHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:32.82 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 199 1.1331 0.144 62
IV.SSY.BHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:31.86 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 184 1.0972 -0.206 62
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:30.91 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 78 1.0108 0.321 61
IV.AGST.EHE. 2007-08-18T14:21:30.80 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 178 0.9964 0.455 59
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:29.72 0.6 undecidable manual Sg 121 0.4838 0.965 36
I1.HAGA.BHE. 2007-08-18T14:21:29.56 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 181 0.9677 -0.288 62
IV.GIB.EHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:29.07 0.1 undecidable manual Pg 254 0.9389 -0.286 83
IV.ECNV.BHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:28.35 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 209 0.7509 2.208 22
IV.GALF.HHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:26.09 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 222 0.7222 0.427 64
I1.IACL.BHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:25.10 0.1 undecidable manual Pg 294 0.6988 -0.162 90
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:25.38 0.1 undecidable manual Pg 57 0.661 0.768 76
IV.MPAZ.BHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:25.41 0.1 positive manual Pg 114 0.7213 -0.231 89
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:25.25 0.1 positive manual Pg 104 0.7159 -0.297 88
IV.ESLN.BHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:24.13 0.1 undecidable manual Pg 196 0.581 0.877 74
IV.IFIL.BHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:23.04 0.1 undecidable manual Pg 303 0.5675 0.009 95
IV.MMME.BHE. 2007-08-18T14:21:22.68 0.3 undecidable manual Sg 169 0.3238 -1.419 45
IV.MSRU.BHE. 2007-08-18T14:21:22.76 0.3 undecidable manual Sg 88 0.2635 0.385 70
IV.ILLI.BHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:22.33 0.3 undecidable manual Sg 318 0.2608 0.03 76
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:21.37 0.1 positive manual Pg 121 0.4838 -0.238 93
IV.MNO.SHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:21.55 0.1 undecidable manual Pg 230 0.4946 -0.242 93
IV.IVPL.BHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:20.60 0.3 undecidable manual Sg 309 0.1952 0.103 77
IV.SCLL.SHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:20.58 0.1 undecidable manual Pg 89 0.4254 -0.036 98
IV.ILLI.BHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:18.46 0.1 undecidable manual Pg 318 0.2608 0.58 90
IV.MSI.SHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:18.63 0.1 positive manual Pg 99 0.3031 0.056 100
IV.MMME.BHE. 2007-08-18T14:21:18.06 0.1 positive manual Pg 169 0.3238 -0.862 79
IV.MSRU.BHE. 2007-08-18T14:21:18.13 0.1 positive manual Pg 88 0.2635 0.202 98
IV.IVPL.BHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:17.03 0.1 positive manual Pg 309 0.1952 0.189 100
IV.MILZ.BHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:16.75 0.1 undecidable manual Sg 68 0.0495 -0.772 85
IV.MILZ.BHZ. 2007-08-18T14:21:14.81 0.1 negative manual Pg 68 0.0495 -0.315 99
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.IVPL.BHN. ML:3.6 0.0245 0.45 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:17.03
IV.IVPL.BHE. ML:3.6 0.0245 0.45 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:17.03
IV.MSRU.BHN. ML:3.3 0.008085 0.46 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:18.13
IV.MSRU.BHE. Md:2.9 73.7 END duration s
IV.ILLI.BHN. ML:3.7 0.02678 0.44 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:18.46
IV.ILLI.BHE. ML:3.7 0.014695 1.08 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:18.46
IV.SCLL.SHZ. ML:0 0.00084 0.56 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:20.58
IV.MTTG.HHN. ML:3.1 0.002785 0.52 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:21.37
IV.MTTG.HHE. ML:3.1 0.002655 0.74 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:21.37
IV.IFIL.BHN. ML:4 0.02039 0.24 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:23.04
IV.ESLN.BHN. ML:3.2 0.00262 0.88 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:24.13
IV.ESLN.BHE. ML:3.2 0.00272 0.62 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:24.13
I1.IACL.BHN. ML:3.7 0.0069 0.3 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:25.10
I1.IACL.BHE. ML:3.7 0.00745 0.44 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:25.10
IV.SOI.EHN. ML:2.8 0.000815 0.64 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:25.25
IV.SOI.EHE. ML:2.8 0.00093 0.48 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:25.25
IV.JOPP.HHN. ML:3 0.001715 0.36 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:25.38
IV.JOPP.HHE. ML:3 0.001365 0.48 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:25.38
IV.MPAZ.BHN. ML:3.1 0.00222 0.46 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:25.41
IV.MPAZ.BHE. ML:3.1 0.001295 0.32 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:25.41
IV.GALF.HHN. ML:3.7 0.007765 0.58 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:26.09
IV.GALF.HHE. ML:3.7 0.00671 0.56 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:26.09
IV.ECNV.BHN. ML:3.4 0.003755 1.1 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:28.35
IV.ECNV.BHE. ML:3.4 0.00248 0.76 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:28.35
IV.GIB.EHN. ML:3.4 0.002255 0.64 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:29.07
IV.GIB.EHE. ML:3.4 0.00208 0.36 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:29.07
I1.HAGA.BHN. ML:3.2 0.001495 0.42 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:29.56
I1.HAGA.BHE. Md:2.3 32.2 END duration s
IV.PLAC.HHN. ML:2.5 0.00028 0.54 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:30.91
IV.PLAC.HHE. ML:2.5 0.00029 0.56 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:30.91
IV.SSY.BHN. ML:3.4 0.00232 0.3 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:31.86
IV.SSY.BHE. ML:3.4 0.001635 0.58 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:31.86
IV.GRI.EHN. ML:3 0.000665 0.84 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:32.78
IV.GRI.EHE. ML:3 0.000605 0.56 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:32.78
IV.HVZN.BHN. ML:3.4 0.001325 0.72 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:32.82
IV.HVZN.BHE. ML:3.4 0.002175 0.52 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:32.82
IV.RAFF.HHN. ML:3.1 0.000655 0.48 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:34.46
IV.RAFF.HHE. ML:3.1 0.000835 0.46 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:34.46
IV.CARO.HHN. ML:3.1 0.000755 0.5 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:34.51
IV.CARO.HHE. ML:3.1 0.000775 0.56 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:34.51
IV.HAVL.BHN. ML:3.4 0.00146 0.3 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:35.24
IV.HMDC.BHN. ML:3.5 0.00174 0.68 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:35.65
IV.SERS.HHN. ML:2.6 0.00017 0.56 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:37.60
IV.SERS.HHE. ML:2.6 0.0002 1.66 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:37.60
IV.CORL.HHN. ML:3.1 0.00047 0.72 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:38.45
IV.CORL.HHE. ML:3.1 0.000455 0.48 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:38.45
MN.CUC.HHN. ML:2.5 7.5E-5 0.58 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:42.45
MN.CUC.HHE. ML:2.5 0.000105 0.58 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:42.45
IV.SIRI.HHN. ML:2.6 0.0001 0.5 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:45.12
IV.SIRI.HHE. ML:2.6 0.000105 0.44 AML other m 2007-08-18T14:21:45.12
IV.IVPL.BHZ. Md:2.8 66.1 END duration s
IV.MMME.BHE. Md:2.3 38.9 END duration s
IV.ILLI.BHZ. Md:2.9 72.3 END duration s
IV.MSI.SHZ. Md:2.7 60.4 END duration s
IV.MTTG.HHZ. Md:3.1 93 END duration s
IV.MNO.SHZ. Md:2.8 65 END duration s
IV.ESLN.BHZ. Md:3 79.1 END duration s
IV.SOI.EHZ. Md:2.9 74 END duration s
IV.MPAZ.BHZ. Md:3 82.1 END duration s
IV.PLAC.HHZ. Md:2.9 68.7 END duration s
IV.SSY.BHZ. Md:3 76.2 END duration s
MN.AQU.HHZ. Md:0 11 END duration s
IV.GRI.EHZ. Md:2.9 66.2 END duration s
IV.HVZN.BHZ. Md:3 76.2 END duration s
IV.MGR.BHE. Md:0 75 END duration s
IV.RAFF.HHZ. Md:2.9 63.3 END duration s
IV.CAMP.BHN. Md:0 11 END duration s
IV.HAVL.BHZ. Md:2.8 61.6 END duration s
IV.HMDC.BHZ. Md:2.7 49.1 END duration s
IV.USI.SHZ. Md:2.8 57.1 END duration s
IV.BULG.HHE. Md:3 67 END duration s
IV.ERBM.EHE. Md:0 11 END duration s
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
Focal Mechanisms

Focal Mechanisms

This map reports the focal mechanisms since 1977 in the region. The white and red beach ball symbols are mechanisms determined using the Regional Centroid Moment Tensor (RCMT, http://www.bo.ingv.it/RCMT) and are determined for earthquakes with magnitude larger than 4.5 in the Euro-Mediterranenan area. Occasionally, when there is a good source-receiver geometry of the target earthquake, the RCMT can be obtained also for earthquakes with magnitude larger than 4.0. The blue and white beach ball symbols indicate the mechanisms obtained from application of the Time Domain Moment Tensor (TDMT, http://terremoti.ingv.it/tdmt.html). This technique is used for M ≥ 3.5. The size of the beach ball sysmbol scales with the calculated moment magnitude, Mw.
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