Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.3 on date 06-12-2019 and time 20:10:06 (Italy) in region Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina)

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

  • 06-12-2019 19:10:06 (UTC)
  • 06-12-2019 20:10:06 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.25, 15.16 at 118 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
Milazzo ME 8 31646 31646
Merì ME 12 2338 33984
Terme Vigliatore ME 12 7395 41379
Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto ME 12 41583 82962
San Filippo del Mela ME 13 7115 90077
Pace del Mela ME 15 6239 96316
Rodì Milici ME 15 2056 98372
Falcone ME 16 2808 101180
Furnari ME 16 3784 104964
Oliveri ME 16 2181 107145
Santa Lucia del Mela ME 16 4650 111795
Condrò ME 17 493 112288
Gualtieri Sicaminò ME 17 1807 114095
Castroreale ME 17 2504 116599
Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea ME 18 1531 118130
Torregrotta ME 18 7431 125561
Venetico ME 19 3911 129472
Spadafora ME 19 5021 134493
San Pier Niceto ME 20 2837 137330
Valdina ME 20 1355 138685

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
36 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
45 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
71 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
83 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 2019-12-06
19:10:06
38.25 15.16 118 2020-02-28
16:42:20
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 75909791
Reviewed
Rev100
ML 2.3 2019-12-06
19:10:05
38.22 15.19 128 2019-12-06
19:19:58
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 74384671
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2019-12-06 19:10:06 ± 0.24
Latitude 38.25 ± 0.02
Longitude 15.16 ± 0.02
Depth (km) 118 ± 2 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 75909791

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1702
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1423
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 153
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 1700
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 86
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 27
Number of defining phases 27
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.26
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.06385
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 1.56212
Number of stations at which the event was observed 17
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 17
Magnitudes information

ML:2.3

Field Value
Value 2.3
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 21
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 75909791
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-01-27 10:57:22

ML:2.3

Field Value
Value 2.3
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 19
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 74384671
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-12-06 19:19:58
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
MN.TIP.HHZ. 2019-12-06T19:10:54.98 0.6 undecidable manual S 53 1.5576 120 -0.39 37
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2019-12-06T19:10:50.69 0.6 undecidable manual S 39 1.2986 125 0.56 39
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2019-12-06T19:10:45.27 0.6 undecidable manual S 78 1.0252 132 0.26 45
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2019-12-06T19:10:40.23 0.6 undecidable manual S 104 0.7267 143 0.04 50
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2019-12-06T19:10:39.37 0.6 undecidable manual S 58 0.6745 145 -0.07 51
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2019-12-06T19:10:38.67 0.6 undecidable manual S 89 0.5792 149 0.48 47
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2019-12-06T19:10:35.25 0.6 undecidable manual S 123 0.1844 169 0.46 51
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-12-06T19:10:35.14 0.6 undecidable manual S 168 0.2833 164 -0.2 53
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2019-12-06T19:10:35.01 1.0 undecidable manual S 87 0.277 164 -0.29 26
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2019-12-06T19:10:34.08 0.6 undecidable manual S 68 0.0639 176 -0.35 54
MN.TIP.HHZ. 2019-12-06T19:10:34.68 0.3 undecidable manual P 53 1.5576 120 0.15 57
IV.CELI.HHZ. 2019-12-06T19:10:34.90 0.3 undecidable manual P 42 1.5621 120 0.32 55
IV.CET2.HHZ. 2019-12-06T19:10:33.22 0.3 undecidable manual P 26 1.4227 122 0.29 60
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2019-12-06T19:10:31.39 0.3 undecidable manual P 39 1.2986 125 -0.12 65
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2019-12-06T19:10:28.49 0.1 negative manual P 78 1.0252 132 -0.06 94
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2019-12-06T19:10:25.68 0.1 undecidable manual P 104 0.7267 143 -0.09 99
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2019-12-06T19:10:25.08 0.1 negative manual P 58 0.6745 145 -0.26 97
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2019-12-06T19:10:24.19 0.3 undecidable manual P 89 0.5792 149 -0.43 72
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-12-06T19:10:23.48 0.1 undecidable manual P 168 0.2833 164 0.51 100
IV.SICLA.EHN. 2019-12-06T19:10:23.44 0.6 undecidable manual P 89 0.438 156 -0.28 51
IV.MUCR.HHE. 2019-12-06T19:10:23.47 1.0 undecidable manual P 227 0.3022 163 0.42 25
IV.ECTS.EHZ. 2019-12-06T19:10:23.85 0.3 undecidable manual P 184 0.3669 159 0.52 73
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2019-12-06T19:10:22.93 0.6 undecidable manual P 184 0.2203 167 0.17 54
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2019-12-06T19:10:22.45 0.1 undecidable manual P 87 0.277 164 -0.49 100
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2019-12-06T19:10:22.65 0.3 undecidable manual P 123 0.1844 169 -0.01 85
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2019-12-06T19:10:22.62 0.3 undecidable manual P 313 0.1889 169 -0.05 84
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2019-12-06T19:10:21.99 0.3 undecidable manual P 68 0.0639 176 -0.45 79
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:1.8 5.2072855E-5 0.384 AML other m 2019-12-06T19:10:38.23
IV.NOV.HHE. ML:0 0.00028214625 0.3968 AML other m 2019-12-06T19:10:38.64
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:2 6.9046E-5 1.5904 AML other m 2019-12-06T19:10:38.99
IV.NOV.HHN. ML:0 0.000219 0.78 AML other m 2019-12-06T19:10:39.97
MN.CEL.HNE. ML:2.2 9.5999815E-5 0.8448 AML other m 2019-12-06T19:10:39.83
IV.JOPP.HHN. ML:2.3 0.000105723545 0.128 AML other m 2019-12-06T19:10:40.03
IV.JOPP.HHE. ML:2.3 0.000118208925 0.2048 AML other m 2019-12-06T19:10:40.01
MN.CEL.HHN. ML:2 6.0297985E-5 0.3712 AML other m 2019-12-06T19:10:40.06
MN.CEL.HNN. ML:2.1 8.738979E-5 0.384 AML other m 2019-12-06T19:10:40.06
MN.CEL.HHE. ML:1.9 4.3846975E-5 0.576 AML other m 2019-12-06T19:10:40.40
IV.PLAC.HHE. ML:2.6 0.00019471175 0.2944 AML other m 2019-12-06T19:10:46.64
IV.PLAC.HNN. ML:2.6 0.0001934507 0.2944 AML other m 2019-12-06T19:10:46.64
IV.PLAC.HNE. ML:2.4 0.000105923435 0.256 AML other m 2019-12-06T19:10:46.51
IV.PLAC.HHN. ML:2.5 0.0001252813 0.256 AML other m 2019-12-06T19:10:46.51
IV.CAR1.HNE. ML:2.6 0.00013509448 1.36 AML other m 2019-12-06T19:10:50.96
IV.CAR1.HHE. ML:2.2 5.8694335E-5 0.5248 AML other m 2019-12-06T19:10:51.28
IV.CAR1.HHN. ML:2.2 6.1482355E-5 1.7696 AML other m 2019-12-06T19:10:51.02
IV.CET2.HHE. ML:2.1 3.8611605E-5 0.2816 AML other m 2019-12-06T19:10:55.46
IV.CET2.HHN. ML:2.2 5.5966375E-5 0.2304 AML other m 2019-12-06T19:10:57.10
MN.TIP.HNE. ML:2.3 5.8632905E-5 0.7168 AML other m 2019-12-06T19:10:55.86
MN.TIP.HHN. ML:2 2.836513E-5 1.1264 AML other m 2019-12-06T19:10:58.65
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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