Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.3 on date 22-10-2018 and time 03:42:09 (UTC) in region Mar Ionio Meridionale (MARE)

A magnitude ML 2.3 earthquake occured in region: Mar Ionio Meridionale (MARE), on

  • 22-10-2018 03:42:09 (UTC)
  • 22-10-2018 05:42:09 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.37, 16.27 at 20 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

An earthquake occurred to
93 Km E of Siracusa (122291 inhabitants)
99 Km SE of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity

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Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours)

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Earthquakes of the last 90 days

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Earthquakes since 1985

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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 ML 2.3 2018-10-22
03:42:09
37.37 16.27 20 2019-06-04
09:15:58
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 62295421
Rev 100 ML 2.4 2018-10-22
03:42:09
37.35 16.28 20 2018-10-22
03:51:16
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 62190161
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-10-22 03:42:09 ± 0.26
Latitude 37.37 ± 0.01
Longitude 16.27 ± 0.02
Depth (km) 20 ± 2 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 62295421

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1474
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 653
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 127
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 1470
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 226
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 37
Number of defining phases 30
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.34
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 2.15747
Number of stations at which the event was observed 26
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 19
Magnitudes information

ML:2.3

Field Value
Value 2.3
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 21
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 62295421
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-11-05 10:33:07

ML:2.4

Field Value
Value 2.4
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 14
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 62190161
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-10-22 03:51:16
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.SRES.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:43:46.12 3.0 positive manual Pg 13.97 0
IV.RMP.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:43:44.15 3.0 undecidable manual Pg 17.969999 0
IV.CIMA.HNZ. 2018-10-22T03:43:40.14 3.0 undecidable manual Pn 0.1 0
IV.CRJA.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:43:33.72 3.0 undecidable manual Sg 8.63 0
IV.PIGN.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:43:16.85 3.0 negative manual Pn 5.5 0
IV.CSLB.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:43:05.86 3.0 undecidable manual Sn -0.15 0
IV.NOCI.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:43:00.16 3.0 undecidable manual Pn -0.88 0
IV.RAFF.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:42:55.40 1.0 undecidable manual S 265 1.5261 54 -0.39 20
IV.GALF.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:42:52.78 0.3 undecidable manual S 285 1.3948 54 0.13 67
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:42:50.65 0.3 undecidable manual S 302 1.295 94 0.53 63
IV.HPAC.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:42:46.97 0.6 undecidable manual S 237 1.1862 94 0.06 49
IV.ESML.HHE. 2018-10-22T03:42:44.49 0.3 undecidable manual S 283 1.1331 95 -0.83 59
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:42:43.49 0.6 undecidable manual S 317 1.0639 95 0.2 48
IV.PIPA.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:42:43.33 0.3 undecidable manual P 11 2.1575 54 -1.49 25
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:42:40.65 0.3 undecidable manual S 258 0.9767 95 -0.07 75
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:42:39.82 0.6 undecidable manual S 342 0.9398 96 0.2 49
IV.HAGA.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:42:38.09 0.6 undecidable manual S 265 0.8921 96 -0.14 51
IV.EPOZ.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:42:37.82 0.6 undecidable manual S 290 0.911 96 -0.97 39
IV.RAFF.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:42:36.01 0.1 undecidable manual P 265 1.5261 54 -0.09 84
MN.WDD.HHE. 2018-10-22T03:42:34.07 0.3 undecidable manual P 2.0765 -9.64 0
IV.GALF.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:42:34.79 0.3 undecidable manual P 285 1.3948 54 0.5 62
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:42:32.61 0.3 undecidable manual P 302 1.295 94 -0.22 69
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2018-10-22T03:42:32.97 1.0 undecidable manual S 346 0.7249 98 -0.32 26
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:42:31.60 0.1 undecidable manual P 293 1.2096 94 0.23 93
IV.HPAC.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:42:30.75 0.1 undecidable manual P 237 1.1862 94 -0.22 93
IV.ESML.HHE. 2018-10-22T03:42:30.15 0.6 undecidable manual P 283 1.1331 95 0.09 49
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:42:29.03 0.3 undecidable manual P 317 1.0639 95 0.14 73
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:42:29.88 0.3 undecidable manual P 307 1.1143 95 0.14 73
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:42:28.16 0.1 undecidable manual P 7 1.0873 95 -1.13 71
IV.EMCN.HNE. 2018-10-22T03:42:28.54 0.6 undecidable manual P 294 1.0684 95 -0.42 46
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:42:27.51 0.3 undecidable manual P 258 0.9767 95 0.11 76
IV.EVRN.HNN. 2018-10-22T03:42:27.07 0.3 undecidable manual P 290 0.9569 95 0.02 77
IV.EPOZ.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:42:26.95 0.3 undecidable manual P 290 0.911 96 0.67 66
IV.HAGA.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:42:26.00 0.3 undecidable manual P 265 0.8921 96 0.04 79
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:42:26.92 0.1 undecidable manual P 342 0.9398 96 0.15 100
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2018-10-22T03:42:24.70 0.1 undecidable manual P 325 0.7788 97 0.66 90
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2018-10-22T03:42:23.41 0.3 undecidable manual P 346 0.7249 98 0.3 76
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.SOI.EHE. ML:1.9 0.0001053 0.36 AML other m 2018-10-22T03:42:35.41
IV.MTTG.HHN. ML:2.2 0.000188 0.6 AML other m 2018-10-22T03:42:36.70
IV.HAGA.HHE. ML:2.4 0.000239 0.84 AML other m 2018-10-22T03:42:38.52
IV.HAGA.HHN. ML:2.3 0.0001895 0.82 AML other m 2018-10-22T03:42:39.22
MN.CEL.HNE. ML:2.5 0.0003005 0.64 AML other m 2018-10-22T03:42:40.17
MN.CEL.HHE. ML:2.6 0.0003595 0.62 AML other m 2018-10-22T03:42:40.17
MN.CEL.HHN. ML:2.4 0.000247 1.44 AML other m 2018-10-22T03:42:40.10
MN.CEL.HNN. ML:2.4 0.00021 1.44 AML other m 2018-10-22T03:42:40.83
IV.SSY.HHE. ML:2.8 0.000603 0.62 AML other m 2018-10-22T03:42:41.52
IV.MTTG.HHE. ML:2 0.0001265 1.3 AML other m 2018-10-22T03:42:41.98
IV.SSY.HHN. ML:3.1 0.0010085 0.26 AML other m 2018-10-22T03:42:42.57
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:2.7 0.0003395 0.52 AML other m 2018-10-22T03:42:45.88
IV.MPNC.HHN. ML:2.7 0.000358 0.46 AML other m 2018-10-22T03:42:46.90
IV.HPAC.HHN. ML:2.5 0.000177726155 0.2608 AML other m 2018-10-22T03:42:47.84
IV.HPAC.HHE. ML:2.4 0.0001725294 0.1008 AML other m 2018-10-22T03:42:48.44
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:1.9 4.033483E-5 0.72 AML other m 2018-10-22T03:42:50.75
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:2 5.8679485E-5 0.3408 AML other m 2018-10-22T03:42:51.72
IV.GALF.HHE. ML:2 4.6452045E-5 0.84 AML other m 2018-10-22T03:42:54.17
IV.GALF.HHN. ML:0 7.27E-5 0.38 AML other m 2018-10-22T03:42:58.58
IV.RAFF.HHE. ML:2.2 6.095771E-5 3.4608 AML other m 2018-10-22T03:42:55.08
IV.RAFF.HHN. ML:2.1 5.6093725E-5 2.3408 AML other m 2018-10-22T03:42:55.12
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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