Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.0 on date 15-09-2020 and time 17:15:04 (UTC) in region Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina)

A magnitude ML 2.0 earthquake occured in region: Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina), on

  • 15-09-2020 17:15:04 (UTC)
  • 15-09-2020 19:15:04 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.29, 14.82 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
Gioiosa Marea ME 14 7074 7074
Piraino ME 15 3962 11036
Brolo ME 15 5783 16819
Capo d'Orlando ME 16 13254 30073
Naso ME 19 3813 33886
Ficarra ME 20 1469 35355

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
65 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
74 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
81 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
90 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 2.0 2020-09-15
17:15:04
38.29 14.82 118 2021-02-26
14:55:58
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 83755321
Reviewed
Rev100
ML 2.0 2020-09-15
17:15:03
38.34 14.88 126 2020-09-15
17:37:52
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 82935091
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2020-09-15 17:15:04 ± 0.19
Latitude 38.29 ± 0.02
Longitude 14.82 ± 0.01
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 83755321

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1795
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 746
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 148
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 1790
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 64
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 56
Number of defining phases 31
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.27
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 1.65475
Number of stations at which the event was observed 47
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 24
Magnitudes information

ML:2

Field Value
Value 2
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 18
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 83755321
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-11-30 09:30:48

ML:2

Field Value
Value 2
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 18
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 82935091
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-09-15 17:37:52
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.OFFI.HHZ. 2020-09-15T17:16:56.57 3.0 undecidable manual Sn -9.99 0
IV.RMP.HHE. 2020-09-15T17:16:56.45 3.0 undecidable manual Sg 9.14 0
AC.VLO.HHN. 2020-09-15T17:16:56.11 3.0 undecidable manual Sn -2.26 0
RD.PGF.BHZ. 2020-09-15T17:16:48.12 3.0 undecidable manual Pg 17.870001 0
IT.RMMM.HGE. 2020-09-15T17:16:44.26 3.0 undecidable manual Sn -7.25 0
IT.FIE.HGZ. 2020-09-15T17:16:41.58 3.0 positive manual Pg 10.9 0
IV.IMOL.HNZ. 2020-09-15T17:16:37.90 3.0 negative manual Pn 2.04 0
IV.PE3.EHE. 2020-09-15T17:16:34.44 3.0 negative manual Pg 9.45 0
IV.SNTG.HHZ. 2020-09-15T17:16:32.19 3.0 undecidable manual Pg 14.11 0
IV.COR1.EHZ. 2020-09-15T17:16:32.06 3.0 positive manual Pg 9.21 0
IV.AGLI.HHZ. 2020-09-15T17:16:27.60 3.0 undecidable manual Pg 10.68 0
CR.STON.BHN. 2020-09-15T17:16:23.70 3.0 negative manual Pn 5.69 0
IV.FIR.HHZ. 2020-09-15T17:16:21.79 3.0 undecidable manual Pn -8.65 0
IT.CSO1.HGZ. 2020-09-15T17:16:16.24 3.0 undecidable manual Pg 13.37 0
IT.RMMM.HGE. 2020-09-15T17:16:11.26 3.0 positive manual Pg 8.31 0
IV.GUMA.HHN. 2020-09-15T17:16:10.15 3.0 negative manual Pn -4.51 0
IV.VIVA.HHE. 2020-09-15T17:16:09.31 3.0 negative manual Pg 9.72 0
IV.OFFI.HHN. 2020-09-15T17:16:05.56 3.0 undecidable manual Pn -6.79 0
IV.ERC.EHE. 2020-09-15T17:15:57.10 3.0 undecidable manual Sg 1.37 0
IV.VCRE.HHZ. 2020-09-15T17:15:47.10 3.0 positive manual Pg 3.13 0
IV.GIUL.HHZ. 2020-09-15T17:15:47.00 3.0 undecidable manual Pn -8.56 0
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2020-09-15T17:15:40.46 0.3 undecidable manual S 69 0.8885 136 -0.12 66
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2020-09-15T17:15:39.56 0.3 undecidable manual S 92 0.8391 138 -0.23 66
IV.MCRV.HHZ. 2020-09-15T17:15:37.42 3.0 undecidable manual Pn -6.4 0
XK.SELL.HHZ. 2020-09-15T17:15:35.43 3.0 positive manual Pn 2.47 0
IV.NOV.HHN. 2020-09-15T17:15:34.17 0.6 undecidable manual S 137 0.3588 160 0.41 47
IV.MPNC.HHE. 2020-09-15T17:15:34.29 0.3 undecidable manual S 109 0.4389 155 -0.2 72
IV.GRIS.HNE. 2020-09-15T17:15:34.07 0.3 undecidable manual P 29 1.6548 118 0.38 48
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2020-09-15T17:15:34.86 0.3 undecidable manual S 135 0.4524 155 0.23 71
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2020-09-15T17:15:32.88 0.6 undecidable manual S 93 0.3193 162 -0.57 45
IV.IVPL.HHE. 2020-09-15T17:15:32.81 0.6 undecidable manual S 55 0.1493 171 0.31 50
IV.CET2.HHZ. 2020-09-15T17:15:32.47 0.6 undecidable manual P 35 1.5181 120 0.43 34
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2020-09-15T17:15:31.04 0.3 undecidable manual P 48 1.447 122 -0.16 56
IV.MTGR.HHZ. 2020-09-15T17:15:30.22 3.0 undecidable manual Pn -0.12 0
IV.FERC.HNN. 2020-09-15T17:15:26.70 0.3 undecidable manual P 81 1.0342 132 0.09 65
IV.SOI.EHN. 2020-09-15T17:15:25.76 0.6 undecidable manual P 102 0.9893 133 -0.4 41
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2020-09-15T17:15:24.96 0.3 undecidable manual P 69 0.8885 136 -0.21 65
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2020-09-15T17:15:24.39 0.1 undecidable manual P 92 0.8391 138 -0.32 86
IV.PETRA.HHN. 2020-09-15T17:15:23.41 0.1 undecidable manual P 231 0.7213 143 -0.26 89
IV.MTTG.HHE. 2020-09-15T17:15:23.98 0.3 undecidable manual P 112 0.7446 142 0.11 69
IV.GIB.HHE. 2020-09-15T17:15:23.02 0.3 undecidable manual P 245 0.6961 144 -0.44 65
IV.EMSG.HHN. 2020-09-15T17:15:22.59 0.3 undecidable manual P 168 0.4793 153 0.7 62
IV.MPNC.HHE. 2020-09-15T17:15:22.00 0.6 undecidable manual P 109 0.4389 155 0.35 47
IV.CSLB.HHZ. 2020-09-15T17:15:22.87 0.3 undecidable manual P 240 0.6988 144 -0.61 61
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2020-09-15T17:15:22.16 0.3 undecidable manual P 177 0.4658 154 0.34 69
IV.ECTS.HHE. 2020-09-15T17:15:21.99 0.1 undecidable manual P 150 0.4694 154 0.15 96
IV.IFIL.HHN. 2020-09-15T17:15:21.54 0.3 undecidable manual P 325 0.3363 161 0.41 71
IV.NOV.HHN. 2020-09-15T17:15:21.45 0.3 undecidable manual P 137 0.3588 160 0.22 73
IV.IACL.HHE. 2020-09-15T17:15:21.75 0.3 undecidable manual P 304 0.4407 155 0.08 74
IV.MSFR.HHE. 2020-09-15T17:15:21.10 0.6 undecidable manual P 216 0.3148 162 0.07 51
IV.CPTP.HHZ. 2020-09-15T17:15:21.19 3.0 positive manual Pn -2.71 0
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2020-09-15T17:15:21.73 0.3 undecidable manual P 135 0.4524 155 0 75
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2020-09-15T17:15:20.49 0.3 undecidable manual P 93 0.3193 162 -0.56 67
IV.IVPL.HHE. 2020-09-15T17:15:20.40 0.3 undecidable manual P 55 0.1493 171 -0.1 78
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2020-09-15T17:15:20.53 0.6 undecidable manual P 171 0.25 166 -0.25 49
IV.IVUG.HHE. 2020-09-15T17:15:20.81 0.1 undecidable manual P 50 0.1646 170 0.27 100
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.ECTS.HHN. ML:2.4 0.00016753655 0.2432 AML other m 2020-09-15T17:15:22.41
IV.ECTS.HHE. ML:2 7.2522185E-5 0.2048 AML other m 2020-09-15T17:15:22.81
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:1.9 4.8402175E-5 0.2176 AML other m 2020-09-15T17:15:23.64
IV.IVPL.HHN. ML:1.7 3.368867E-5 1.6032 AML other m 2020-09-15T17:15:23.87
IV.IVPL.HHE. ML:1.6 3.240065E-5 0.4864 AML other m 2020-09-15T17:15:24.46
IV.IFIL.HHE. ML:2.3 0.0001465417 0.1408 AML other m 2020-09-15T17:15:25.47
IV.IFIL.HHN. ML:2 6.649587E-5 1.2192 AML other m 2020-09-15T17:15:25.09
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:1.7 4.2137615E-5 0.4 AML other m 2020-09-15T17:15:26.44
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:1.6 3.0421185E-5 0.2304 AML other m 2020-09-15T17:15:27.00
IV.MILZ.HHE. ML:2.6 0.00027988045 0.4736 AML other m 2020-09-15T17:15:33.13
IV.MILZ.HHN. ML:2.1 9.5147635E-5 0.4992 AML other m 2020-09-15T17:15:34.00
IV.NOV.HHE. ML:2.4 0.0001814837 0.3456 AML other m 2020-09-15T17:15:35.89
IV.NOV.HHN. ML:2.4 0.00020048685 0.3456 AML other m 2020-09-15T17:15:36.11
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:1.8 4.710142E-5 0.5248 AML other m 2020-09-15T17:15:37.31
MN.CEL.HHN. ML:2 5.101522E-5 0.384 AML other m 2020-09-15T17:15:39.96
IV.JOPP.HHN. ML:2 4.314395E-5 0.32 AML other m 2020-09-15T17:15:41.30
IV.JOPP.HHE. ML:2 4.3014905E-5 0.4224 AML other m 2020-09-15T17:15:41.87
MN.CEL.HHE. ML:1.9 4.328761E-5 0.704 AML other m 2020-09-15T17:15:42.42
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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