Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.3 on date 15-09-2019 and time 03:01:35 (UTC) in region Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina)

A magnitude ML 2.3 earthquake occured in region: Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina), on

  • 15-09-2019 03:01:35 (UTC)
  • 15-09-2019 05:01:35 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.2, 14.99 at 8 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
Patti ME 8 13431 13431
Montagnareale ME 9 1615 15046
Gioiosa Marea ME 9 7074 22120
Oliveri ME 11 2181 24301
Piraino ME 12 3962 28263
Librizzi ME 12 1660 29923
Falcone ME 13 2808 32731
Sant'Angelo di Brolo ME 14 3090 35821
Brolo ME 15 5783 41604
Furnari ME 16 3784 45388
Terme Vigliatore ME 17 7395 52783
Basicò ME 17 612 53395
San Piero Patti ME 17 2915 56310
Ficarra ME 18 1469 57779
Raccuja ME 18 1041 58820
Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea ME 18 1531 60351
Sinagra ME 18 2705 63056
Rodì Milici ME 19 2056 65112
Tripi ME 20 873 65985
Naso ME 20 3813 69798
Ucria ME 20 1058 70856

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
50 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
58 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
68 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
79 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 3 days preceding this event

Earthquakes of the 3 days preceding this event *

This map reports the earthquake epicenters located in the 72 hours (3 days) preceding the time of the current earthquake occurrence, using the data acquired by the Italian National Seismic Network and by other collaborating networks in Italy and in the neighbouring countries. 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 90 days preceding this event

Earthquakes of the 90 days preceding this event *

This map reports the Magnitudo ≥ 1.0 earthquake epicenters located in the 90 days preceding the time of the current earthquake occurrence, 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 from 1985 to the date of the event

Earthquakes from 1985 to the date of the event *

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 2019

Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2019 *

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
Shakemap
Felt maps
Preliminary map of the earthquake effects from the web questionnaire

Preliminary map of the earthquake effects from the web 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
Bulletin
Rev1000
ML 2.3 2019-09-15
03:01:35
38.21 14.99 8 2020-02-28
16:41:55
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 73182611
Reviewed
Rev100
ML 2.1 2019-09-15
03:01:35
38.2 14.99 8 2019-09-15
03:15:04
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 72423961
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2019-09-15 03:01:35 ± 0.09
Latitude 38.21 ± 0.00
Longitude 14.99 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 8 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 73182611

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 491
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 187
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 241
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 490
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 53
Number of defining phases 53
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.43
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.17087
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 1.62238
Number of stations at which the event was observed 35
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 35
Magnitudes information

ML:2.3

Field Value
Value 2.3
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 38
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 73182611
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-10-10 15:23:45

ML:2.1

Field Value
Value 2.1
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 32
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 72423961
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-09-15 03:15:04
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.CRJA.HHN. 2019-09-15T03:02:04.47 0.6 undecidable manual P 256 1.6143 38 -0.02 34
IV.MBFT.HHN. 2019-09-15T03:02:02.91 0.3 undecidable manual P 261 1.6224 38 -1.69 25
IV.CSLB.HHZ. 2019-09-15T03:02:01.14 0.3 undecidable manual S 250 0.7806 50 -0.23 64
IV.CET2.HHZ. 2019-09-15T03:02:00.78 0.3 undecidable manual P 29 1.5208 50 -2.12 19
IV.CORL.HHZ. 2019-09-15T03:02:00.28 0.3 undecidable manual P 257 1.3625 50 0.09 58
IV.PLLN.EHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:59.01 0.6 undecidable manual S 253 0.6988 50 0.06 45
IV.USI.HHE. 2019-09-15T03:01:59.74 0.3 undecidable manual P 290 1.5028 50 -2.85 5
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:59.08 0.3 undecidable manual S 85 0.7123 50 -0.26 65
IV.RAFF.HHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:57.27 0.1 undecidable manual P 207 1.1008 50 1.57 45
IV.MPG.HHE. 2019-09-15T03:01:57.86 0.6 undecidable manual P 269 1.2806 50 -0.93 30
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:57.09 0.3 undecidable manual S 110 0.5945 50 1.24 45
IV.GMB.BHN. 2019-09-15T03:01:57.95 0.3 undecidable manual S 93 0.6601 50 0.14 67
IV.IACL.HHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:56.27 0.6 undecidable manual S 304 0.5954 50 0.39 43
IV.PLAC.HHE. 2019-09-15T03:01:56.61 0.1 undecidable manual P 77 1.1619 50 -0.14 80
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:55.52 0.3 undecidable manual P 176 1.0495 50 0.69 53
IV.SOLUN.HHE. 2019-09-15T03:01:55.79 0.3 undecidable manual P 265 1.1502 50 -0.77 50
IV.SICLA.EHN. 2019-09-15T03:01:54.88 0.3 undecidable manual S 85 0.5711 50 -0.29 67
IV.IFIL.HHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:52.86 0.3 undecidable manual S 318 0.4838 50 0.29 68
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:52.29 0.1 undecidable manual P 186 0.8616 50 0.68 74
IV.SOI.EHN. 2019-09-15T03:01:51.30 0.3 undecidable manual P 99 0.8472 50 -0.07 66
IV.PETRA.HHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:51.01 0.1 undecidable manual P 242 0.7824 50 0.74 74
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:50.04 0.3 undecidable manual S 82 0.411 50 -0.39 67
IV.GIB.HHE. 2019-09-15T03:01:50.66 0.3 undecidable manual P 254 0.7878 50 0.31 63
IV.CSLB.HHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:50.04 0.1 undecidable manual P 250 0.7806 50 -0.19 87
IV.MNO.SHN. 2019-09-15T03:01:48.70 0.3 undecidable manual S 220 0.3588 50 -0.18 71
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:48.81 0.1 undecidable manual P 85 0.7123 50 -0.25 87
IV.PLLN.EHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:48.95 0.3 undecidable manual P 253 0.6988 50 0.12 67
IV.ECTS.EHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:48.11 0.6 undecidable manual S 162 0.339 50 -0.19 47
IV.GMB.BHN. 2019-09-15T03:01:48.73 0.3 undecidable manual P 93 0.6601 50 0.56 61
IV.GALF.HHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:47.70 0.3 undecidable manual P 214 0.5963 50 0.62 60
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:47.70 0.3 undecidable manual S 241 0.357 50 -1.12 51
IV.IACL.HHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:46.81 0.1 positive manual P 304 0.5954 50 -0.25 89
IV.SICLA.EHN. 2019-09-15T03:01:46.48 0.1 undecidable manual P 85 0.5711 50 -0.17 91
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:46.36 0.3 undecidable manual S 141 0.3022 103 -0.6 65
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:46.94 0.1 positive manual P 110 0.5945 50 -0.1 92
IV.ILLI.HHE. 2019-09-15T03:01:45.36 0.3 undecidable manual S 352 0.2419 106 0.65 64
IV.IFIL.HHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:44.86 0.3 undecidable manual P 318 0.4838 50 -0.29 68
IV.EMSG.HHN. 2019-09-15T03:01:44.54 0.1 undecidable manual P 185 0.3858 50 1.06 69
IV.EPZF.HHE. 2019-09-15T03:01:44.01 0.3 undecidable manual P 195 0.3948 50 0.37 68
IV.MNO.SHN. 2019-09-15T03:01:43.00 0.1 negative manual P 220 0.3588 50 -0.02 98
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:43.68 0.1 positive manual P 82 0.411 50 -0.24 93
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:43.36 0.3 undecidable manual S 147 0.2122 108 -0.23 72
IV.IVGP.HHN. 2019-09-15T03:01:42.42 0.3 undecidable manual S 353 0.1925 110 -0.47 69
IV.ECTS.EHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:42.84 0.1 undecidable manual P 162 0.339 50 0.16 96
IV.MUCR.HHN. 2019-09-15T03:01:42.31 0.3 undecidable manual S 209 0.1862 110 -0.34 71
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:42.45 0.3 undecidable manual S 358 0.1709 112 0.35 71
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:42.53 0.1 undecidable manual P 241 0.357 50 -0.45 89
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:41.75 0.1 negative manual P 141 0.3022 103 -0.16 96
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:40.04 0.1 positive manual P 147 0.2122 108 0.08 100
IV.ILLI.HHE. 2019-09-15T03:01:40.99 0.3 undecidable manual P 352 0.2419 106 0.38 70
IV.IVGP.HHN. 2019-09-15T03:01:39.48 0.1 negative manual P 353 0.1925 110 -0.08 100
IV.MUCR.HHN. 2019-09-15T03:01:39.29 0.1 negative manual P 209 0.1862 110 -0.13 99
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2019-09-15T03:01:39.33 0.1 negative manual P 358 0.1709 112 0.22 97
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.IVPL.HHN. ML:2.9 0.00668 0.38 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:01:43.50
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:2.1 0.0009535 0.16 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:01:43.76
IV.IVPL.HHE. ML:2.8 0.005885 0.24 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:01:44.35
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:2.2 0.00113 0.36 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:01:44.36
IV.NOV.HHE. ML:2.9 0.00565 0.32 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:01:45.03
IV.NOV.HHN. ML:2.8 0.004065 0.64 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:01:45.49
IV.ILLI.HHE. ML:2.9 0.00462 0.8 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:01:47.90
IV.MSFR.HHE. ML:1.9 0.0003 1.58 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:01:48.83
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:2.1 0.0005505 0.42 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:01:48.36
IV.ECTS.EHN. ML:2.1 0.0005215 1.26 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:01:48.95
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:2.1 0.0006285 0.92 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:01:49.53
IV.ECTS.EHE. ML:2.1 0.000496 0.6 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:01:49.97
IV.MSFR.HHN. ML:2 0.000372 0.62 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:01:50.66
IV.MSRU.HHE. ML:2.4 0.0007365 0.84 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:01:51.69
IV.MNO.SHE. ML:0 0.000791 0.36 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:01:51.42
IV.MSRU.HHN. ML:2.3 0.0005845 0.44 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:01:52.25
IV.ILLI.HHN. ML:3 0.005755 0.38 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:01:52.54
IV.IFIL.HHN. ML:2.8 0.001385 0.62 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:01:53.76
IV.MNO.SHN. ML:0 0.0007435 1.52 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:01:53.08
IV.SICLA.EHE. ML:2.2 0.0003415 0.78 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:01:56.37
IV.IFIL.HHE. ML:3 0.00258 0.74 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:01:56.61
IV.SICLA.EHN. ML:2.3 0.0003885 0.36 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:01:57.03
IV.MTTG.HHE. ML:2 0.0001865 1.54 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:01:57.21
IV.MTTG.HHN. ML:1.9 0.0001339 0.6 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:01:58.60
IV.IACL.HHN. ML:2.3 0.0003695 0.38 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:01:59.14
IV.GMB.BHN. ML:2.6 0.000724 0.6 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:01:59.46
IV.GMB.BHE. ML:2.6 0.000734 1.52 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:01:59.76
IV.IACL.HHE. ML:2.4 0.000406 0.16 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:02:00.68
MN.CEL.HHN. ML:2.1 0.0001675 1.02 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:02:01.34
MN.CEL.HNN. ML:2.1 0.0001725 1.04 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:02:01.34
MN.CEL.HHE. ML:1.9 0.0001201 1.24 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:02:01.28
IV.CSLB.HHN. ML:1.6 5.35E-5 0.72 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:02:03.44
IV.GIB.HHN. ML:2.3 0.0002565 1.62 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:02:04.86
IV.PETRA.HHE. ML:2.1 0.0001585 0.38 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:02:04.50
IV.PETRA.HHN. ML:2.2 0.0002215 0.4 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:02:05.32
IV.GIB.HHE. ML:2.1 0.000163 0.32 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:02:05.40
IV.PLLN.EHN. ML:2.3 0.0002945 0.68 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:02:05.77
IV.CSLB.HHE. ML:1.5 4.18E-5 0.36 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:02:09.41
MN.CEL.HNE. ML:1.9 0.00011897808 1.3008 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:02:04.08
IV.PLLN.EHE. ML:2.3 0.0002703747 0.5392 AML other m 2019-09-15T03:02:07.06
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
Fault Plane solutions

Fault Plane solutions *

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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