Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.6 on date 23-08-2020 and time 02:35:59 (UTC) in region Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina)

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

  • 23-08-2020 02:35:59 (UTC)
  • 23-08-2020 04:35:59 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.15, 15.11 at 8 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
Terme Vigliatore ME 5 7395 10203
Furnari ME 5 3784 13987
Oliveri ME 5 2181 16168
Rodì Milici ME 7 2056 18224
Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea ME 7 1531 19755
Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto ME 9 41583 61338
Castroreale ME 10 2504 63842
Basicò ME 10 612 64454
Tripi ME 11 873 65327
Merì ME 12 2338 67665
Patti ME 13 13431 81096
Milazzo ME 14 31646 112742
San Filippo del Mela ME 14 7115 119857
Montagnareale ME 14 1615 121472
Librizzi ME 14 1660 123132
Novara di Sicilia ME 15 1337 124469
Santa Lucia del Mela ME 15 4650 129119
Montalbano Elicona ME 16 2287 131406
San Piero Patti ME 17 2915 134321
Pace del Mela ME 17 6239 140560
Gualtieri Sicaminò ME 18 1807 142367
Fondachelli-Fantina ME 19 1019 143386
Condrò ME 19 493 143879
Gioiosa Marea ME 19 7074 150953

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
39 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
47 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
Seismic hazard
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
Reviewed
Rev100
ML 1.6 2020-08-23
02:35:59
38.15 15.11 8 2020-08-23
02:45:16
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 82247651
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2020-08-23 02:35:59 ± 0.07
Latitude 38.15 ± 0.00
Longitude 15.11 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 8 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 82247651

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 399
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 387
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 259
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 400
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 59
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 29
Number of defining phases 29
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.29
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.12231
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.85526
Number of stations at which the event was observed 19
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 19
Magnitude information

ML:1.6

Field Value
Value 1.6
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 18
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 82247651
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-08-23 02:45:16
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.CSLB.HHZ. 2020-08-23T02:36:16.23 1.0 undecidable manual P 256 0.8553 50 -0.07 22
IV.PLLN.EHZ. 2020-08-23T02:36:15.28 0.3 positive manual P 259 0.777 50 0.31 63
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2020-08-23T02:36:14.67 0.3 undecidable manual S 255 0.4245 50 -0.93 54
IV.IFIL.HHZ. 2020-08-23T02:36:11.91 0.1 negative manual P 315 0.5909 50 0.13 90
IV.IVUG.HHN. 2020-08-23T02:36:10.31 0.6 undecidable manual S 338 0.2662 105 -0.11 48
IV.IVGP.HHN. 2020-08-23T02:36:10.69 0.3 undecidable manual S 335 0.2752 104 -0.05 73
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2020-08-23T02:36:10.09 0.6 undecidable manual S 336 0.25 105 0.27 47
IV.ECTS.HHZ. 2020-08-23T02:36:10.44 0.6 undecidable manual S 178 0.2662 105 0.03 49
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2020-08-23T02:36:09.27 0.1 undecidable manual P 107 0.4856 50 -0.7 79
IV.EFIU.HHE. 2020-08-23T02:36:08.32 0.1 undecidable manual P 168 0.3669 50 0.38 89
IV.EPZF.HHE. 2020-08-23T02:36:08.72 0.1 undecidable manual P 212 0.3813 50 0.53 86
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2020-08-23T02:36:08.40 0.6 undecidable manual S 241 0.214 108 -0.09 49
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2020-08-23T02:36:08.58 0.6 negative manual P 255 0.4245 50 -0.35 44
IV.EMSG.HHN. 2020-08-23T02:36:08.18 0.1 undecidable manual P 201 0.3507 50 0.5 87
IV.EPIT.HHN. 2020-08-23T02:36:07.41 0.1 undecidable manual P 187 0.339 50 -0.07 96
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2020-08-23T02:36:07.45 0.6 undecidable manual S 90 0.1898 110 -0.15 49
IV.ILOS.HHE. 2020-08-23T02:36:07.33 0.1 undecidable manual P 337 0.3238 102 0.15 95
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2020-08-23T02:36:07.61 0.3 undecidable manual S 152 0.2014 109 -0.4 69
IV.ECTS.HHZ. 2020-08-23T02:36:06.15 0.1 negative manual P 178 0.2662 105 0.22 94
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2020-08-23T02:36:06.74 0.6 undecidable manual S 37 0.1547 114 0.38 47
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2020-08-23T02:36:05.15 0.6 undecidable manual S 171 0.1223 120 -0.07 50
IV.IVUG.HHN. 2020-08-23T02:36:05.70 0.1 undecidable manual P 338 0.2662 105 -0.24 94
IV.IVGP.HHN. 2020-08-23T02:36:05.75 0.1 undecidable manual P 335 0.2752 104 -0.38 91
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2020-08-23T02:36:05.68 0.3 positive manual P 336 0.25 105 0.09 73
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2020-08-23T02:36:04.32 0.1 positive manual P 90 0.1898 110 0.01 100
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2020-08-23T02:36:04.34 0.1 undecidable manual P 152 0.2014 109 -0.21 96
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2020-08-23T02:36:04.80 0.1 positive manual P 241 0.214 108 -0.03 99
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2020-08-23T02:36:03.06 0.1 positive manual P 171 0.1223 120 0.12 99
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2020-08-23T02:36:03.81 0.1 negative manual P 37 0.1547 114 0.22 96
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.NOV.HHE. ML:1.8 0.000782 0.5 AML other m 2020-08-23T02:36:05.50
IV.NOV.HHN. ML:1.8 0.0006745 0.2 AML other m 2020-08-23T02:36:06.76
IV.MILZ.HHE. ML:1.7 0.0004955 1.8 AML other m 2020-08-23T02:36:06.95
IV.MILZ.HHN. ML:1.4 0.0002075 1.28 AML other m 2020-08-23T02:36:07.06
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:1.6 0.0003275 0.24 AML other m 2020-08-23T02:36:08.31
IV.MPNC.HHN. ML:1.9 0.000587 0.42 AML other m 2020-08-23T02:36:08.32
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:1.6 0.000236 0.36 AML other m 2020-08-23T02:36:08.54
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:1.4 0.0001945 1.4 AML other m 2020-08-23T02:36:08.27
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:1.6 0.000252 1.1 AML other m 2020-08-23T02:36:09.14
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:1.4 0.000171 0.42 AML other m 2020-08-23T02:36:09.66
IV.ECTS.HHN. ML:1.6 0.0002135 0.32 AML other m 2020-08-23T02:36:11.01
IV.ECTS.HHE. ML:1.6 0.0002 1.18 AML other m 2020-08-23T02:36:11.64
IV.IVPL.HHN. ML:1.5 0.00017 0.74 AML other m 2020-08-23T02:36:13.55
IV.IVPL.HHE. ML:1.5 0.000174 1.64 AML other m 2020-08-23T02:36:14.04
IV.IFIL.HHE. ML:2.2 0.000302 1 AML other m 2020-08-23T02:36:24.16
IV.IFIL.HHN. ML:1.8 0.000119 1.16 AML other m 2020-08-23T02:36:26.40
IV.CSLB.HHN. ML:1 9.505E-6 0.64 AML other m 2020-08-23T02:36:30.53
IV.CSLB.HHE. ML:1 9.34E-6 1.34 AML other m 2020-08-23T02:36:31.71
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