Earthquake with magnitude of Mw 6.3 on date 26-01-2014 and time 14:55:44 (Italy) in region Costa Greca Ionica (GRECIA)

A magnitude Mw 6.3 earthquake occured in region: Costa Greca Ionica (GRECIA), on

  • 26-01-2014 13:55:44 (UTC)
  • 26-01-2014 14:55:44 (UTC +01:00) Italian time
  • 26-01-2014 15:55:44 (UTC +02:00) local time in the region of the earthquake (Europe/Athens)

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.23, 20.48 at 10 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

No Italian municipalities within 20 km distance.

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

No Italian municipalities within 100 km from the epicenter with at least 50000 inhabitants.

Recent and historical Seismicity
Seismic hazard

These three maps show the results of the analysis using the software ShakeMap designed to provide the level of ground shaking experienced in a region using the data recorded by seismometers and strong motion instruments and seismological information regarding the attenuation of the wavefield with distance and the site characteristics. The Shakemaps are determined for research purposes to provide fast estimates of the level of ground shaking produced by the earthquake. The maps are calculated automatically and adjourned progressively as more data become available. See for additional information.

The red star indicates the epicenter. The red triangles show the stations of the INGV Italian National Seismic Network and the blue triangles those of the Nationa Accelerometric Network of the Dipartimento della Protezione Civile.

Intensity Shakemap

Intensity Shakemap

This map shows the distribution of the istrumentally derived intensities. To this purpose, it is used a conversion relation between ground acceleration and velocity, and the Mercalli Modificata (MMI - Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale. In general, the Mercalli intensity scale relies on the effects that the ground shaking produces as reported by an observer.
Peak ground acceleration Shakemap

Peak ground acceleration Shakemap

This map shows This map shows the distribution of peak ground acceleration expressed as per cent of the acceleration of gravity (i.e., g = 9.81 m/s²).
Peak velocity Shakemap

Peak velocity Shakemap

This map shows the distribution of peak ground velocities expressed in cm/s.
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 ( 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
Mw 6.3
Mw 5.9
38.23 20.48 10 2014-10-21
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 5371261
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2014-01-26 13:55:44
Latitude 38.23
Longitude 20.48
Depth (km) 10 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 200 -> AGENDA-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 5371261


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter)
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter)
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi)
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 0
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 0
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 1
Number of defining phases 1
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec)
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree)
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree)
Number of stations at which the event was observed 0
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 0
Magnitudes information


Field Value
Value 6.3
Uncertainty 0
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude Mw
Reference to an origin 5371261
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2014-01-26 14:20:11


Field Value
Value 5.9
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude Mw
Reference to an origin 5371261
Agency INGV
Autore TDMT-INGV Revised
Time of creation (UTC) 2014-01-28 11:43:07
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor

TDMT details

Field Value
MagnitudeMw 5.9
Scalar Moment8.79757E+24 dyne-cm
Computed depth16 km
Variance Reduction55.6%
Double Couple99%
Model usedCIA

Moment Tensor Components

Component Value

Nodal Planes

Name Strike Dip Rake

Focal Mechanism

Focal Mechanism

psmeca (GMT documentation)

20.48 38.23 16 25 87 -173 295 83 -3 8.79757 24 20.98 38.73

TDMT references

More info and references

Station Distribution

Station Distribution

TDMT station details

Sta Dist Azi V R zcor
PZUN 483.4 305.2 40.14% 235
KTHA 316.9 132.9 11.16% 225
MATE 421.6 310.7 75.11% 226
APE 463.9 104.6 83.25% 234
GVD 495.8 138.3 25.78% 248
ITM 172.8 132 41.81% 207
AGG 183.9 60.9 11.17% 209
CHOS 487.5 86.2 51.09% 238
FNA 293.8 15.1 74.39% 220
GRG 344.8 28 78.94% 225
HORT 346.4 39.8 58.5% 226
KNT 385.9 31.7 84.13% 230
LIT 270.6 39.3 75.3% 217
PAIG 335.2 54.6 28.47% 224
SOH 379.2 39.8 41.42% 229
SRS 416 38.8 65.09% 233
THE 341.7 37.9 75.46% 226
XOR 267.2 61 8.56% 217
ACER 482.4 307.5 68.37% 234
AMUR 446.3 313 75.31% 229
MESG 346.2 320 40.17% 220
MGR 475.3 298 26.46% 239
MTSN 466.5 300.5 49.27% 238
NOCI 408.6 315.1 65.15% 225
PALZ 491.4 309.2 21.58% 233
PIPA 347.2 294.8 22.64% 223
PDG 477.7 347.9 13.17% 246
TIR 350.1 351.5 21.17% 229
Focal Mechanism in the area
Type Description Link
QuakeML - small Event, Origin, FocalMechanism Download
QuakeML - full Event, Origin, FocalMechanism, Amplitude, Arrival, Pick, Station Magnitude Download