Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.2 on date 16-02-2019 and time 22:29:06 (Italy) in region Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina)

A magnitude ML 2.2 earthquake occured in region: Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina), on

  • 16-02-2019 21:29:06 (UTC)
  • 16-02-2019 22:29:06 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.22, 14.77 at 128 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
Capo d'Orlando ME 7 13254 13254
Brolo ME 9 5783 19037
Piraino ME 11 3962 22999
Naso ME 11 3813 26812
Gioiosa Marea ME 12 7074 33886
Ficarra ME 13 1469 35355
Capri Leone ME 14 4515 39870
Mirto ME 15 974 40844
Castell'Umberto ME 16 3128 43972
Sant'Angelo di Brolo ME 16 3090 47062
Torrenova ME 16 4386 51448
Frazzanò ME 17 711 52159
San Salvatore di Fitalia ME 17 1319 53478
Sinagra ME 17 2705 56183
San Marco d'Alunzio ME 17 1996 58179
Montagnareale ME 19 1615 59794
Patti ME 19 13431 73225

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
69 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
76 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
78 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
85 Km NW of Catania (314555 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

Earthquakes of the last 90 days *

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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.
Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2014

Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2014 *

This map shows the epicenters of the historical earthquakes catalogue CPT15 (Catalogo Parametrico dei Terremoti Italiani, 2015 version https://emidius.mi.ingv.it/CPTI15-DBMI15/) with estimated magnitude ≥ 5.0 since 1000 AD until 2014. 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
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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 2.2 2019-02-16
21:29:06
38.22 14.77 128 2019-08-22
08:25:11
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 70604141
Rev 100 ML 2.2 2019-02-16
21:29:06
38.31 14.79 128 2019-02-16
21:36:48
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 65612861
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2019-02-16 21:29:06 ± 0.31
Latitude 38.22 ± 0.03
Longitude 14.77 ± 0.02
Depth (km) 128 ± 3 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 70604141

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 2593
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1244
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 167
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 2590
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 65
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 28
Number of defining phases 28
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.39
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.19605
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 1.62507
Number of stations at which the event was observed 20
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 20
Magnitudes information

ML:2.2

Field Value
Value 2.2
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 10
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 65612861
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-02-16 21:36:48

ML:2.2

Field Value
Value 2.2
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 23
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 70604141
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-07-16 14:51:30
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2019-02-16T21:29:52.30 0.6 undecidable manual S 80 1.3292 127 -0.22 39
IV.RAFF.HHZ. 2019-02-16T21:29:48.10 1.0 undecidable manual S 198 1.0486 134 0.67 18
IV.MTTG.HHE. 2019-02-16T21:29:43.80 0.6 undecidable manual S 106 0.7644 144 0.83 37
IV.PETRA.HHZ. 2019-02-16T21:29:42.00 0.3 undecidable manual S 233 0.6439 149 0.63 60
IV.GIB.HHE. 2019-02-16T21:29:40.30 0.6 undecidable manual S 249 0.6277 149 -0.87 37
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2019-02-16T21:29:39.20 0.6 undecidable manual S 124 0.348 162 0.82 40
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-02-16T21:29:39.10 0.3 undecidable manual S 124 0.4425 157 -0.07 74
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2019-02-16T21:29:37.00 0.6 undecidable manual S 47 0.2275 168 -0.63 45
IV.CET2.HHZ. 2019-02-16T21:29:37.16 0.1 undecidable manual P 35 1.5999 122 0.95 53
IV.SPS2.HHZ. 2019-02-16T21:29:37.17 0.6 undecidable manual P 48 1.6251 121 0.66 30
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2019-02-16T21:29:35.59 0.3 undecidable manual P 47 1.5261 123 0.24 53
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2019-02-16T21:29:33.18 0.1 undecidable manual P 80 1.3292 127 0.06 81
IV.RAFF.HHZ. 2019-02-16T21:29:29.89 0.1 undecidable manual P 198 1.0486 134 -0.29 82
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2019-02-16T21:29:29.72 0.1 undecidable manual P 98 1.0216 135 -0.2 84
IV.ALJA.HHZ. 2019-02-16T21:29:29.65 0.3 undecidable manual P 240 0.9281 138 0.61 58
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2019-02-16T21:29:28.26 0.1 undecidable manual P 87 0.884 140 -0.38 83
IV.MTTG.HHE. 2019-02-16T21:29:27.77 0.1 undecidable manual P 106 0.7644 144 0.16 90
IV.CSLB.HHZ. 2019-02-16T21:29:26.13 0.1 undecidable manual P 243 0.6268 149 -0.43 88
IV.GIB.HHE. 2019-02-16T21:29:26.18 0.1 undecidable manual P 249 0.6277 149 -0.39 88
IV.PETRA.HHZ. 2019-02-16T21:29:26.83 0.1 undecidable manual P 233 0.6439 149 0.14 92
IV.IFIL.HHZ. 2019-02-16T21:29:25.10 0.1 undecidable manual P 336 0.375 161 0.02 100
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2019-02-16T21:29:25.34 0.1 undecidable manual P 86 0.5828 151 -0.91 73
IV.MPNC.HHN. 2019-02-16T21:29:25.16 0.3 undecidable manual P 99 0.4649 156 -0.38 68
IV.IACL.HHZ. 2019-02-16T21:29:25.51 0.1 undecidable manual P 314 0.4497 157 0.06 98
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2019-02-16T21:29:25.28 0.1 undecidable manual P 124 0.348 162 0.32 95
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-02-16T21:29:25.47 0.1 undecidable manual P 124 0.4425 157 0.05 98
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2019-02-16T21:29:24.97 0.3 undecidable manual P 155 0.1961 170 0.53 69
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2019-02-16T21:29:24.18 0.1 undecidable manual P 47 0.2275 168 -0.34 96
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.ALJA.HHE. ML:2.1 6.205E-5 1.58 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:35.81
IV.NOV.HHE. ML:0 0.00026236075 0.384 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:39.69
IV.NOV.HHN. ML:0 0.00029536215 0.3456 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:39.87
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:0 4.440067E-5 0.3328 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:40.34
IV.GALF.HHE. ML:0 0.000112220245 0.6016 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:41.86
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:0 4.181416E-5 0.4352 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:42.88
MN.CEL.HHN. ML:0 8.639321E-5 0.3968 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:44.33
MN.CEL.HHE. ML:0 5.758833E-5 0.5632 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:44.36
IV.ALJA.HHN. ML:2.2 6.62E-5 0.56 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:47.87
IV.IVPL.HHE. ML:2.2 0.0001130192 0.8832 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:38.50
IV.IVPL.HHN. ML:2.3 0.0001199766 1.024 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:43.01
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:1.8 3.88108E-5 0.9984 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:50.36
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:1.9 5.0723855E-5 0.5504 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:40.56
IV.IFIL.HHN. ML:2.2 9.511377E-5 0.5504 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:39.16
IV.IFIL.HHE. ML:2.7 0.0002939817 0.4608 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:28.62
IV.MSRU.HHN. ML:2.4 0.00012341875 0.384 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:40.21
IV.MSRU.HHE. ML:2.4 0.00014762445 0.7808 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:41.88
IV.IACL.HHN. ML:2.1 8.112582E-5 0.8576 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:32.67
IV.IACL.HHE. ML:2.1 7.829671E-5 0.896 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:50.88
IV.CSLB.HHN. ML:1.7 2.6162485E-5 1.9328 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:30:01.47
IV.CSLB.HHE. ML:1.9 4.1253695E-5 1.408 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:45.36
IV.GALF.HNE. ML:2.3 0.000119180895 0.8576 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:33.99
IV.GALF.HNN. ML:2.4 0.0001372881 0.8704 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:54.11
IV.GALF.HHN. ML:0 8.7486975E-5 0.6144 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:44.83
IV.PETRA.HHN. ML:2.1 6.5925295E-5 0.7424 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:45.07
IV.PETRA.HHE. ML:2 6.166011E-5 0.5632 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:42.96
MN.CEL.HNE. ML:2.1 6.0947415E-5 1.024 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:53.64
MN.CEL.HNN. ML:2.3 8.915479E-5 0.4096 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:44.52
IV.SOI.EHE. ML:2 4.6510185E-5 0.4224 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:47.48
IV.SOI.EHN. ML:2.1 5.6798135E-5 0.896 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:51.03
IV.RAFF.HHN. ML:2.6 0.000139979 2.0864 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:30:15.13
IV.RAFF.HHE. ML:2.5 0.00011937875 1.6384 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:42.76
IV.PLAC.HHE. ML:2.3 6.5484545E-5 0.4992 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:54.79
IV.PLAC.HNN. ML:2.3 6.4415665E-5 0.4608 AML other m 2019-02-16T21:29:54.80
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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