Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.6 on date 15-03-2020 and time 01:15:28 (Italy) in region Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina)

A magnitude ML 1.6 earthquake occured in region: Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina), on

  • 15-03-2020 00:15:28 (UTC)
  • 15-03-2020 01:15:28 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.35, 15.38 at 119 km depth.

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

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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

Distances are determinated based on the geographic coordintes of the (Istat).
Municipality Region Dist Inh Cum Inh
Villafranca Tirrena ME 14 8584 8584
Spadafora ME 15 5021 13605
Venetico ME 15 3911 17516
Valdina ME 18 1355 18871
Torregrotta ME 18 7431 26302
Saponara ME 19 3988 30290
Milazzo ME 19 31646 61936
Roccavaldina ME 19 1133 63069

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
24 Km NW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
36 Km NW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
84 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
98 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
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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 100 ML 1.6 2020-03-15
00:15:28
38.35 15.38 119 2020-03-15
00:25:19
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 77261041
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2020-03-15 00:15:28 ± 0.23
Latitude 38.35 ± 0.02
Longitude 15.38 ± 0.02
Depth (km) 119 ± 2 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 77261041

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 2211
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 362
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 125
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 2210
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 107
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 18
Number of defining phases 17
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.23
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 1.25635
Number of stations at which the event was observed 11
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 10
Magnitude information

ML:1.6

Field Value
Value 1.6
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 12
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 77261041
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-03-15 00:25:19
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.PAOL.HHZ. 2020-03-15T00:16:13.15 3.0 undecidable manual Pn 1.26 0
IV.CET2.HHZ. 2020-03-15T00:16:11.56 0.3 undecidable manual S 21 1.2564 126 0.13 59
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2020-03-15T00:16:08.16 0.3 undecidable manual S 36 1.1089 130 -0.5 58
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2020-03-15T00:16:04.30 0.3 undecidable manual S 83 0.8373 139 0.29 64
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2020-03-15T00:15:58.82 0.3 undecidable manual S 103 0.4173 157 0.23 70
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2020-03-15T00:15:58.75 0.3 undecidable manual S 58 0.4721 154 -0.38 68
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2020-03-15T00:15:56.95 0.3 undecidable manual S 234 0.1403 172 0.15 75
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2020-03-15T00:15:56.69 0.3 undecidable manual S 131 0.1385 172 -0.1 76
IV.CET2.HHZ. 2020-03-15T00:15:53.40 0.3 undecidable manual P 21 1.2564 126 0.28 58
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2020-03-15T00:15:51.32 0.3 undecidable manual P 36 1.1089 130 -0.2 61
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2020-03-15T00:15:50.74 0.3 undecidable manual P 202 1.081 131 -0.48 57
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2020-03-15T00:15:49.09 0.1 undecidable manual P 83 0.8373 139 0.26 86
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2020-03-15T00:15:45.74 0.1 undecidable manual P 103 0.4173 157 0.03 98
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2020-03-15T00:15:45.91 0.1 undecidable manual P 58 0.4721 154 -0.11 95
IV.IVPL.HHE. 2020-03-15T00:15:45.49 0.3 undecidable manual P 274 0.3103 162 0.3 71
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2020-03-15T00:15:44.49 0.1 undecidable manual P 131 0.1385 172 -0.17 100
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2020-03-15T00:15:44.70 0.3 undecidable manual P 234 0.1403 172 0.03 77
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2020-03-15T00:15:44.96 0.3 undecidable manual P 185 0.2086 168 0.12 75
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.MSRU.HHE. ML:1.5 2.3610505E-5 0 AML other m 2020-03-15T00:15:57.95
IV.MSRU.HHN. ML:1.4 1.891304E-5 0.08 AML other m 2020-03-15T00:15:57.07
MN.CEL.HHE. ML:1.5 1.8890905E-5 0.48 AML other m 2020-03-15T00:16:00.29
MN.CEL.HHN. ML:1.4 1.71889025E-5 0.28 AML other m 2020-03-15T00:16:01.08
IV.JOPP.HHE. ML:1.5 1.9460085E-5 0.2 AML other m 2020-03-15T00:15:59.36
IV.JOPP.HHN. ML:1.6 2.5599825E-5 0.18 AML other m 2020-03-15T00:15:59.68
IV.PLAC.HHE. ML:1.9 3.9994315E-5 0.42 AML other m 2020-03-15T00:16:05.07
IV.PLAC.HHN. ML:1.8 2.857978E-5 0.18 AML other m 2020-03-15T00:16:04.66
IV.CAR1.HHE. ML:1.6 1.52660215E-5 0.3 AML other m 2020-03-15T00:16:11.52
IV.CAR1.HHN. ML:1.4 1.171925E-5 0.44 AML other m 2020-03-15T00:16:10.16
IV.CET2.HHE. ML:1.6 1.4848135E-5 0.26 AML other m 2020-03-15T00:16:12.62
IV.CET2.HHN. ML:1.8 2.4385005E-5 0.12 AML other m 2020-03-15T00:16:13.24
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