Earthquake with magnitude of Md 3.4 on date 14-05-1985 and time 04:57:54 (Italy) in region Stretto di Messina (Reggio di Calabria, Messina)

A magnitude Md 3.4 earthquake occured in region: Stretto di Messina (Reggio di Calabria, Messina), on

  • 14-05-1985 02:57:54 (UTC)
  • 14-05-1985 04:57:54 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.17, 15.62 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

Distances are determinated based on the geographic coordintes of the (Istat).
Municipality Region Dist Inh Cum Inh
Villa San Giovanni RC 6 13784 13784
Messina ME 6 238439 252223
Campo Calabro RC 6 4536 256759
Reggio di Calabria RC 7 183035 439794
Fiumara RC 8 1018 440812
Calanna RC 9 934 441746
Laganadi RC 11 413 442159
San Roberto RC 11 1750 443909
Sant'Alessio in Aspromonte RC 12 343 444252
Scilla RC 13 4964 449216
Santo Stefano in Aspromonte RC 15 1263 450479
Cardeto RC 16 1641 452120
Saponara ME 16 3988 456108
Rometta ME 18 6650 462758
Villafranca Tirrena ME 18 8584 471342
Scaletta Zanclea ME 20 2140 473482
Motta San Giovanni RC 20 6208 479690

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
6 Km SE of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
7 Km NW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
73 Km NE of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
87 Km NE of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity
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Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Rev 1000 Md 3.4 1985-05-14
02:57:54
38.17 15.62 10 2013-07-15
08:40:51
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 6249
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 1985-05-14 02:57:54 ± 0.235
Latitude 38.17 ± 0.02
Longitude 15.62 ± 0.03
Depth (km) 10 ± 2 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-VAX
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 6249

Uncertainty

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) 3661.7
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 111
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 20
Number of defining phases 20
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.5
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.00057
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.04096
Number of stations at which the event was observed 16
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 16
Magnitude information

Md:3.4

Field Value
Value 3.4
Uncertainty
Num. used stations 3
Type of magnitude Md
Reference to an origin 6249
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2013-01-04 17:10:37
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
--.TIR.Z. 1985-05-14T02:59:04.40 10.0 undecidable manual PN 44 0.041 0.94 0.5
--.VLO.Z. 1985-05-14T02:58:53.30 10.0 undecidable manual PN 51 0.0339 0.48 0.9
--.ORI.Z. 1985-05-14T02:58:52.00 10.0 undecidable manual SN 18 0.0178 -0.67 0.4
--.DUI.Z. 1985-05-14T02:58:50.00 10.0 undecidable manual PN? 346 0.0324 -0.38 0.4
--.PE1.Z. 1985-05-14T02:58:43.00 10.0 undecidable manual PN 27 0.0268 1.13 0.4
--.BRT.Z. 1985-05-14T02:58:42.30 10.0 undecidable manual PN 23 0.0265 0.85 0.7
--.TR9.Z. 1985-05-14T02:58:41.70 10.0 undecidable manual PN 354 0.026 1.05 0.5
--.LCI.Z. 1985-05-14T02:58:40.50 10.0 undecidable manual PN 40 0.0261 -0.27 1.3
--.BS1.Z. 1985-05-14T02:58:38.00 10.0 undecidable manual PN 347 0.024 0.31 1.3
--.GIB.Z. 1985-05-14T02:58:35.50 10.0 undecidable manual SN 262 0.0113 -0.02 0.6
--.PA1.Z. 1985-05-14T02:58:35.50 10.0 undecidable manual SN 206 0.0113 -0.06 1
--.ERC.Z. 1985-05-14T02:58:34.50 10.0 undecidable manual PN 267 0.0215 0.76 0.9
--.SGO.Z. 1985-05-14T02:58:33.00 10.0 undecidable manual PN 354 0.0215 -0.93 0.7
--.ORI.Z. 1985-05-14T02:58:28.00 10.0 undecidable manual PN 18 0.0178 -0.23 1.5
--.CSI.Z. 1985-05-14T02:58:23.00 10.0 undecidable manual PN 17 0.0152 -1.27 0.4
--.ROI.Z. 1985-05-14T02:58:21.10 10.0 undecidable manual PN 27 0.0142 -1.61 0.1
--.GIB.Z. 1985-05-14T02:58:18.00 10.0 undecidable manual PN 262 0.0113 -0.33 1.4
--.PA1.Z. 1985-05-14T02:58:18.20 10.0 negative manual PN 206 0.0113 -0.15 3.1
--.RCI.Z. 1985-05-14T02:57:59.00 10.0 undecidable manual SG 162 0.0006 -0.03 0.6
--.RCI.Z. 1985-05-14T02:57:57.20 10.0 undecidable manual PG 162 0.0006 -0.06 3.2
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