ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA

Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.4 on date 14-03-2019 and time 09:22:01 (Italy) in region Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina)

A magnitude ML 2.4 earthquake occured in region: Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina), on

  • 14-03-2019 08:22:01 (UTC)
  • 14-03-2019 09:22:01 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.15, 15.1 at 9 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Sala Sismica INGV-Roma.

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
Falcone ME 4 2808 2808
Oliveri ME 4 2181 4989
Furnari ME 6 3784 8773
Terme Vigliatore ME 6 7395 16168
Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea ME 8 1531 17699
Rodì Milici ME 8 2056 19755
Basicò ME 10 612 20367
Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto ME 11 41583 61950
Tripi ME 11 873 62823
Patti ME 12 13431 76254
Castroreale ME 12 2504 78758
Montagnareale ME 13 1615 80373
Merì ME 13 2338 82711
Librizzi ME 13 1660 84371
Milazzo ME 15 31646 116017
Novara di Sicilia ME 15 1337 117354
San Filippo del Mela ME 16 7115 124469
Montalbano Elicona ME 16 2287 126756
San Piero Patti ME 16 2915 129671
Santa Lucia del Mela ME 17 4650 134321
Gioiosa Marea ME 18 7074 141395
Pace del Mela ME 19 6239 147634
Sant'Angelo di Brolo ME 19 3090 150724
Raccuja ME 19 1041 151765
Gualtieri Sicaminò ME 19 1807 153572
Fondachelli-Fantina ME 20 1019 154591

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
41 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
48 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
60 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
72 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity

These maps show the seismicity for different time windows. The earthquake locations reported in these maps are determined in quasi real-time by the personnel on duty in the seismic surveillance center of INGV in Rome. Note that the earthquake source parameters (hypocentral location and magnitude) are the best estimates obstained with the available data and they are adjourned as additional data become available. The source parameters obtained by the personnel on duty are then revised by the group in charge of the INGV Seismic Bulletin (Bollettino Sismico Italiano dell’INGV).

Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours)

Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours)

This map reports the earthquake epicenters located in the past 72 hours (3 days) from the time this page has been generated. The radius of the circle representing the earthquake on the map scales with magnitude. The color 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). The open star shows the epicenter of the current earthquake.
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.
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

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 100 ML 2.4 2019-03-14
08:22:01
38.15 15.1 9 2019-03-14
08:31:41
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 66525981
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2019-03-14 08:22:01 ± 0.08
Latitude 38.15 ± 0.00
Longitude 15.10 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 9 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 66525981

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 523
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 127
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 112
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 520
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 100
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 25
Number of defining phases 18
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.25
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.44876
Number of stations at which the event was observed 17
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 11
Magnitude information

ML:2.4

Field Value
Value 2.4
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 20
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 66525981
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-03-14 08:31:41
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.SCIAR.HHZ. 2019-03-14T08:22:35.74 3.0 undecidable manual S -0.24 0
IV.IFIL.HHZ. 2019-03-14T08:22:22.29 3.0 undecidable manual S 0.11 0
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2019-03-14T08:22:20.84 3.0 positive manual P 1.54 0
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2019-03-14T08:22:15.57 3.0 negative manual P -0.38 0
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2019-03-14T08:22:13.81 3.0 negative manual P 0.05 0
IV.ECTS.EHZ. 2019-03-14T08:22:12.22 0.6 undecidable manual S 176 0.2707 50 -0.02 49
IV.IFIL.HHZ. 2019-03-14T08:22:12.89 3.0 negative manual P 0.09 0
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2019-03-14T08:22:11.28 0.6 undecidable manual S 338 0.2419 109 0.02 50
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2019-03-14T08:22:11.02 3.0 undecidable manual P -0.3 0
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2019-03-14T08:22:10.18 0.6 negative manual P 210 0.3777 50 0.69 41
IT.RCU.HGE. 2019-03-14T08:22:10.32 0.3 undecidable manual P 94 0.4488 50 -0.39 66
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2019-03-14T08:22:09.58 0.3 undecidable manual S 238 0.2059 112 -0.38 70
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-03-14T08:22:09.83 0.6 undecidable manual S 149 0.2104 112 -0.28 47
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2019-03-14T08:22:09.61 0.3 undecidable manual P 199 0.3507 50 0.59 64
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2019-03-14T08:22:09.77 0.6 undecidable manual S 91 0.2014 113 -0.04 50
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2019-03-14T08:22:08.63 0.1 positive manual P 71 0.3426 50 -0.25 93
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2019-03-14T08:22:08.62 0.6 undecidable manual S 42 0.1601 118 0.28 48
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2019-03-14T08:22:07.09 0.3 negative manual P 338 0.2419 109 0 75
IV.ECTS.EHZ. 2019-03-14T08:22:07.58 0.3 undecidable manual P 176 0.2707 50 -0.07 73
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2019-03-14T08:22:07.57 0.3 undecidable manual S 166 0.1277 123 0.28 72
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-03-14T08:22:06.24 0.3 undecidable manual P 149 0.2104 112 -0.19 72
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2019-03-14T08:22:06.27 0.1 positive manual P 91 0.2014 113 0.02 100
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2019-03-14T08:22:06.18 0.1 negative manual P 238 0.2059 112 -0.16 97
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2019-03-14T08:22:05.63 0.6 negative manual P 42 0.1601 118 0.23 48
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2019-03-14T08:22:04.93 0.1 positive manual P 166 0.1277 123 0.13 99
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.NOV.HHE. ML:2.7 0.00540144 0.1792 AML other m 2019-03-14T08:22:07.70
IV.NOV.HHN. ML:2.6 0.00436509 0.32 AML other m 2019-03-14T08:22:07.95
IV.MILZ.HHE. ML:2.8 0.0050182375 0.32 AML other m 2019-03-14T08:22:09.11
IV.MILZ.HHN. ML:2.6 0.0030190735 0.3648 AML other m 2019-03-14T08:22:09.11
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:2.1 0.0008292153 0.2048 AML other m 2019-03-14T08:22:10.25
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:2.3 0.001217999 0.256 AML other m 2019-03-14T08:22:09.76
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:2.1 0.0008000913 0.1152 AML other m 2019-03-14T08:22:09.92
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:2.2 0.00099771925 0.32 AML other m 2019-03-14T08:22:10.71
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:2.5 0.002323593 0.3968 AML other m 2019-03-14T08:22:10.27
IV.MPNC.HHN. ML:2.6 0.0028145755 0.2432 AML other m 2019-03-14T08:22:10.24
IV.IVPL.HHE. ML:2.6 0.0021124045 0.3008 AML other m 2019-03-14T08:22:12.89
IV.IVPL.HHN. ML:2.5 0.00188267 0.224 AML other m 2019-03-14T08:22:13.54
IV.ECTS.EHE. ML:2.3 0.000924705 0.2368 AML other m 2019-03-14T08:22:12.40
IV.ECTS.EHN. ML:2.4 0.001255493 0.2176 AML other m 2019-03-14T08:22:12.45
IV.MSRU.HHE. ML:2.2 0.0006839994 0.2432 AML other m 2019-03-14T08:22:14.37
IV.MSRU.HHN. ML:2.1 0.0005157597 0.1408 AML other m 2019-03-14T08:22:14.72
IV.MTTG.HHE. ML:1.8 0.00013588245 0.576 AML other m 2019-03-14T08:22:25.14
IV.MTTG.HHN. ML:1.8 0.0001482956 0.5632 AML other m 2019-03-14T08:22:24.98
IV.IFIL.HHE. ML:2.9 0.0014816401 0.32 AML other m 2019-03-14T08:22:27.12
IV.IFIL.HHN. ML:2.5 0.00061378545 0.2048 AML other m 2019-03-14T08:22:24.79
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://cnt.rm.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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