Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.2 on date 14-09-2020 and time 14:19:50 (Italy) in region Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina)

A magnitude ML 2.2 earthquake occured in region: Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina), on

  • 14-09-2020 12:19:50 (UTC)
  • 14-09-2020 14:19:50 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.29, 14.99 at 9 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
Gioiosa Marea ME 15 7074 7074
Patti ME 17 13431 20505
Montagnareale ME 18 1615 22120
Piraino ME 18 3962 26082
Oliveri ME 20 2181 28263
Lipari ME 20 12753 41016

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
51 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
61 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
77 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
88 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity

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Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours)

Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours) *

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Earthquakes of the last 90 days

Earthquakes of the last 90 days *

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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
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
Bulletin
Rev1000
ML 2.2 2020-09-14
12:19:50
38.29 14.99 9 2021-02-26
14:56:15
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 86351051
Reviewed
Rev200
ML 2.0 2020-09-14
12:19:49
38.29 14.98 14 2021-02-15
09:49:09
Sala Operativa INGV-OE (Catania) 82906371
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2020-09-14 12:19:50 ± 0.06
Latitude 38.29 ± 0.00
Longitude 14.99 ± 0.00
Depth (km) 9 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 86351051

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 424
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 380
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 22
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 420
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 92
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 35
Number of defining phases 35
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.28
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.08544
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.81119
Number of stations at which the event was observed 19
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 19
Magnitudes information

ML:2

Field Value
Value 2
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 82906371
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-09-14 16:08:36

ML:2.2

Field Value
Value 2.2
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 29
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 86351051
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2021-01-18 10:55:34
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.CSLB.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:20:17.57 0.6 undecidable manual S 244 0.8112 50 0.3 41
IV.PLLN.EHZ. 2020-09-14T12:20:15.15 1.0 undecidable manual S 246 0.7267 50 0.38 21
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:20:14.23 0.3 undecidable manual S 92 0.7132 50 -0.15 65
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:20:12.41 0.6 undecidable manual S 117 0.6304 50 0.47 41
IV.IACL.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:20:09.30 0.6 undecidable manual S 296 0.5495 50 -0.24 44
IV.IFIL.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:20:06.23 0.3 undecidable manual S 310 0.4218 50 0.49 65
IV.CSLB.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:20:05.78 0.1 positive manual P 244 0.8112 50 -0.11 86
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:20:04.01 0.3 undecidable manual P 92 0.7132 50 -0.21 65
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:20:04.51 0.6 undecidable manual S 149 0.3741 50 0.17 47
IV.PLLN.EHZ. 2020-09-14T12:20:04.87 0.1 positive manual P 246 0.7267 50 0.42 82
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:20:04.90 0.6 undecidable manual S 230 0.4029 50 -0.28 45
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:20:03.01 0.3 undecidable manual P 117 0.6304 50 0.2 66
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:20:02.64 0.3 undecidable manual S 117 0.3229 50 -0.16 71
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:20:01.92 0.3 undecidable manual S 156 0.2887 50 0.12 72
IV.IACL.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:20:00.74 0.3 undecidable manual P 296 0.5495 50 -0.69 58
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:20:00.76 0.6 undecidable manual P 192 0.4775 50 0.57 41
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:20:00.97 0.3 undecidable manual S 200 0.2635 107 0.01 74
IV.ECTS.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:19:59.99 0.3 undecidable manual P 165 0.4227 50 0.74 59
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:19:59.61 0.1 undecidable manual P 183 0.4712 50 -0.47 86
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:19:58.75 0.1 negative manual P 230 0.4029 50 -0.16 93
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:19:58.42 0.3 undecidable manual S 96 0.1934 113 -0.01 75
IV.IFIL.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:19:58.84 0.1 undecidable manual P 310 0.4218 50 -0.39 88
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:19:58.52 0.1 undecidable manual P 149 0.3741 50 0.1 95
IV.ILOS.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:19:57.89 0.3 undecidable manual S 349 0.1574 117 0.73 62
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:19:57.28 0.1 positive manual P 117 0.3229 50 -0.25 92
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:19:56.31 0.1 positive manual P 200 0.2635 107 -0.16 95
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:19:56.93 0.1 positive manual P 156 0.2887 50 -0.03 98
IV.IVUG.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:19:55.25 0.3 undecidable manual S 0 0.1043 128 -0.2 73
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:19:55.26 0.6 undecidable manual S 357 0.0854 134 0.38 47
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:19:55.00 0.1 positive manual P 96 0.1934 113 -0.01 100
IV.IVGP.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:19:55.26 0.1 undecidable manual S 349 0.107 127 -0.27 96
IV.ILOS.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:19:54.51 0.3 undecidable manual P 349 0.1574 117 0.24 72
IV.IVGP.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:19:53.12 0.1 negative manual P 349 0.107 127 -0.22 97
IV.IVUG.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:19:53.21 0.1 negative manual P 0 0.1043 128 -0.08 100
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2020-09-14T12:19:53.15 0.1 negative manual P 357 0.0854 134 0.19 98
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.IVPL.HHE. ML:2.4 0.003636141 0.16 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:19:55.43
IV.IVPL.HHN. ML:2.5 0.0047168635 0.1408 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:19:55.70
IV.ILOS.HNE. ML:2.3 0.001709268 0.8 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:19:58.27
IV.MILZ.HHE. ML:2.7 0.003841217 0.1792 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:19:58.54
IV.MILZ.HHN. ML:2.1 0.00099684524 0.2368 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:19:58.55
IV.ILOS.HHE. ML:2.3 0.001756103 0.224 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:19:59.66
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:2.6 0.0019002315 0.1984 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:20:01.82
IV.ILOS.HNN. ML:2.3 0.001882611 0.2176 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:20:02.21
IV.ILOS.HHN. ML:2.4 0.0020282015 0.2048 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:20:02.23
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:2.2 0.0009096009 0.3776 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:20:02.69
IV.NOV.HHN. ML:2.3 0.00091419365 0.3008 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:20:02.81
IV.NOV.HHE. ML:2.6 0.0016033675 0.2432 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:20:03.00
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:1.9 0.0003082619 0.1792 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:20:03.80
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:2.2 0.00055862275 0.1792 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:20:05.28
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:2 0.00037109945 0.2368 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:20:05.35
IV.MPNC.HHN. ML:1.9 0.0003050286 0.1984 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:20:05.73
IV.MSFR.HHE. ML:1.5 9.9092135E-5 0.2624 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:20:06.56
IV.MSFR.HHN. ML:1.6 0.0001165306 0.2816 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:20:06.71
IV.IFIL.HHE. ML:2.8 0.001603067 0.1152 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:20:07.37
IV.IFIL.HHN. ML:2.5 0.0009448981 0.2432 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:20:07.32
IV.IACL.HHN. ML:2.2 0.0003563215 0.1408 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:20:11.64
IV.EPZF.HHE. ML:2.2 0.000397077 1.68 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:20:11.06
IV.IACL.HHE. ML:2.2 0.000295564 0.1792 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:20:12.30
MN.CEL.HHN. ML:1.5 3.991063E-5 0.1408 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:20:15.80
MN.CEL.HHE. ML:1.5 4.4420095E-5 1.6384 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:20:17.18
IV.CSLB.HHE. ML:1.6 4.674952E-5 0.3008 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:20:18.36
IV.CSLB.HHN. ML:1.7 5.4948845E-5 0.3776 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:20:18.64
IV.PLLN.EHE. ML:2.2 0.0002110678 0.8192 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:20:18.97
IV.PLLN.EHN. ML:2.1 0.00015946275 0.384 AML other m 2020-09-14T12:20:19.64
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://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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