Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.1 on date 12-09-2022 and time 19:54:47 (Italy) in region 5 km E Floresta (ME)

A magnitude ML 2.1 earthquake occured in region: 5 km E Floresta (ME), on

  • 12-09-2022 17:54:47 (UTC)
  • 12-09-2022 19:54:47 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.9960, 14.9670 at 29 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
Floresta ME 5 485 485
Montalbano Elicona ME 5 2287 2772
San Piero Patti ME 6 2915 5687
Roccella Valdemone ME 8 666 6353
Raccuja ME 8 1041 7394
Santa Domenica Vittoria ME 9 980 8374
Ucria ME 9 1058 9432
Basicò ME 11 612 10044
Librizzi ME 11 1660 11704
Malvagna ME 12 733 12437
Tortorici ME 13 6435 18872
Moio Alcantara ME 13 717 19589
Tripi ME 13 873 20462
Randazzo CT 13 10900 31362
Sinagra ME 14 2705 34067
Novara di Sicilia ME 15 1337 35404
Sant'Angelo di Brolo ME 15 3090 38494
Montagnareale ME 15 1615 40109
Patti ME 16 13431 53540
Oliveri ME 17 2181 55721
Falcone ME 17 2808 58529
Castell'Umberto ME 17 3128 61657
Galati Mamertino ME 18 2627 64284
Ficarra ME 18 1469 65753
Fondachelli-Fantina ME 18 1019 66772
Francavilla di Sicilia ME 18 3945 70717
Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea ME 18 1531 72248
San Salvatore di Fitalia ME 19 1319 73567
Furnari ME 19 3784 77351
Castiglione di Sicilia CT 19 3215 80566
Longi ME 19 1473 82039

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
46 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
56 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
56 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
61 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
97 Km NE of Caltanissetta (63360 inhabitants)
Recent and historical seismicity

These maps show the seismic activity in different time intervals, before the seismic event to which they refer. Data reported in the first two maps come from the analysis carried out in real time by the personnel of the INGV Operating Rooms, immediately after each earthquake. The third map shows data from 1985 to the date of the earthquake: the locations are reviewed by the seismological analysts of the INGV Italian Seismic Bulletin (Bollettino Sismico Italiano dell’INGV). The localization parameters (hypocentral coordinates and magnitude) are the best possible estimate with the data available to the INGV, but are constantly updated according to further data that become available. The location and magnitude parameters, subsequently reviewed by seismological analysts, may vary.

Earthquakes of the 3 days preceding this event

Earthquakes of the 3 days preceding this event

This map shows the earthquake epicenters with magnitude ≥ 0.0, localized with data recorded by the National Seismic Network and other collaborative networks both in Italy and in neighboring countries, in the 72 hours preceding this event. The size of the circle indicates the different classes of magnitude. The colors indicate the different time intervals preceding the seismic event. The black and white star is the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Earthquakes of the 90 days preceding this event

Earthquakes of the 90 days preceding this event

This map shows the earthquake epicenters with magnitude ≥ 2.0, localized with data recorded by the National Seismic Network and other collaborative networks both in Italy and in neighboring countries, in the 90 days preceding this event. The size of the circle indicates the different classes of magnitude. The colors indicate the different time intervals preceding the seismic event. The black and white star is 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 shows the earthquake epicenters with magnitude ≥ 3.0, localized with data recorded by the National Seismic Network and other collaborative networks both in Italy and in neighboring countries, from 1985 to the date of this event. The size of the circle indicates the different classes of magnitude. The colors indicate the different time intervals preceding the seismic event. The black and white star is 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 3.0, https://doi.org/10.13127/cpti/cpti15.3) since 1000 AD until 2019. The size of the square indicates the different classes of magnitude. For earthquakes with magnitude ≥ 6.0, it is also shown the year of occurrence and the magnitude value. The black and white star is the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Seismic hazard

Seismic hazard maps provide probabilistic estimates of the earthquake ground shaking exceeding a given threshold in a given geographic region within a given time window. Thus, it is not a deterministic prediction - a target that may be never reached given the complexity of the earthquake physical phenomenon - nor of the maximum expected earthquake since this has extremely low probabilities to occur.

In 2004, it was published the seismic hazard map of Italy (http://zonesismiche.mi.ingv.it) that provides a picture of the most hazardous geographic regions. The seismic hazard map of Italy (GdL MPS, 2004; rif. Ordinanza PCM del 28 aprile 2006, n. 3519, All. 1b) provides the 10% probability of exceedance in 50 years of the horizontal acceleration at rock sites (i.e., Vs30>800 m/s; cat. A, 3.2.1 of the D.M. 14.09.2005).

The colours indicate the various values of the ground acceleration that have 10% to be exceeded within 50 years. In general, the colours associated to low values of acceleration refer to areas that are less hazardous and stronger earthquakes repeat less frequently although they may still occur.

Seismic hazard map

Seismic hazard map

This map shows the seismic hazard map of Italy for the region where the earthquake occurred.
Shakemap
Felt maps
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Reviewed
Rev100
ML 2.1 2022-09-12
17:54:47
37.9963 14.967 29 2022-09-12
18:02:58
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 109639391
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2022-09-12 17:54:47 ± 0.19
Latitude 37.9963 ± 0.0072
Longitude 14.9670 ± 0.0080
Depth (km) 29 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 109639391

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 849
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 135
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 163
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 850.0
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 77
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 32
Number of defining phases 22
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) 0.00000
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.50272
Number of stations at which the event was observed 19
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 11
Magnitude information

ML:2.1

Field Value
Value 2.1
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 31
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 109639391
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2022-09-12 18:02:58
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:55:13.60 3.0 undecidable manual Sn -0.45 0
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:55:07.56 3.0 undecidable manual S -1.83 0
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:55:06.84 0.6 undecidable manual S 58 0.5027 112 0.89 36
IV.HMDC.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:55:04.96 3.0 negative manual P -0.14 0
IV.GALF.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:55:04.42 0.6 undecidable manual S 228 0.4263 116 0.55 41
IV.RAFF.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:55:03.75 3.0 undecidable manual P 0.48 0
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:55:03.04 3.0 negative manual P 1.13 0
IV.HVZN.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:55:02.39 3.0 positive manual P 0.1 0
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:55:02.40 0.6 undecidable manual S 64 0.3381 123 0.78 39
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:55:01.90 3.0 negative manual P -0.4 0
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:55:00.53 0.6 undecidable manual S 277 0.2977 126 -0.09 48
IV.EPMN.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:54:59.41 0.6 undecidable manual S 137 0.2419 133 0.07 48
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:54:58.90 0.6 undecidable manual S 207 0.1925 140 0.56 43
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:54:58.13 0.3 undecidable manual S 97 0.2113 137 -0.57 63
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:54:58.56 3.0 undecidable manual P -1.12 0
IV.EPIT.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:54:58.61 0.6 undecidable manual S 159 0.1979 139 0.17 48
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:54:58.54 0.6 undecidable manual P 58 0.5027 112 0.32 43
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:54:58.57 0.6 undecidable manual S 184 0.1763 143 0.54 44
IV.GALF.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:54:57.04 0.3 undecidable manual P 228 0.4263 116 0.02 70
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:54:56.62 0.3 undecidable manual S 302 0.0872 160 -0.12 73
IV.LIBRI.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:54:56.88 0.6 undecidable manual S 341 0.0926 159 0.08 49
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:54:56.51 3.0 positive manual P -0.14 0
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:54:55.07 0.1 undecidable manual P 277 0.2977 126 -0.07 95
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:54:55.78 0.3 undecidable manual P 64 0.3381 123 0.06 71
IV.EPOZ.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:54:55.93 3.0 positive manual P 0.09 0
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:54:53.52 0.1 undecidable manual P 184 0.1763 143 -0.12 96
IV.EPMN.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:54:53.98 0.1 positive manual P 137 0.2419 133 -0.42 89
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:54:53.68 0.3 undecidable manual P 207 0.1925 140 -0.14 72
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:54:53.62 0.3 undecidable manual P 97 0.2113 137 -0.41 67
IV.EPIT.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:54:53.90 0.1 undecidable manual P 159 0.1979 139 0.02 98
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:54:52.70 0.1 undecidable manual P 302 0.0872 160 -0.2 96
IV.LIBRI.HHZ. 2022-09-12T17:54:52.94 0.1 undecidable manual P 341 0.0926 159 0 100
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.LIBRI.HHE. ML:1.7 0.0002465 0.44 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:54:57.70
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:1.9 0.00038500000000000003 0.2 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:54:57.84
IV.LIBRI.HNN. ML:2.0 0.000597 0.3 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:54:57.88
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:2.4 0.0012565 0.82 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:54:57.89
IV.LIBRI.HHN. ML:1.6 0.000223 0.66 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:54:58.45
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:2.0 0.00036850000000000007 0.24 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:54:58.58
IV.LIBRI.HNE. ML:2.0 0.00044950000000000003 1.72 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:54:59.96
IV.EMSG.HHE. ML:2.4 0.0012250000000000002 1.22 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:54:59.97
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:1.9 0.00028700000000000004 0.32 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:54:59.57
IV.EPZF.HHE. ML:2.1 0.0005560000000000001 0.8 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:55:00.40
IV.EPZF.HHN. ML:2.3 0.0008874999999999999 1.22 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:55:00.78
IV.EPMN.HHN. ML:2.3 0.0007355 0.48 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:55:00.29
IV.EPMN.HHE. ML:2.2 0.0005895 0.26 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:55:00.75
IV.EMSG.HHN. ML:2.2 0.00078430855 0.5376 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:54:59.95
IV.MSFR.HHE. ML:1.2 0.0000513 1.48 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:55:02.96
IV.MSFR.HHN. ML:1.2 0.00004865 0.42 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:55:02.42
IV.MPNC.HHN. ML:2.2 0.0004715 0.48 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:55:03.24
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:2.2 0.00046750000000000003 0.42 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:55:03.77
IV.EPOZ.HHN. ML:2.2 0.0003845 1.42 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:55:05.88
IV.EPOZ.HHE. ML:2.0 0.00030145879999999995 0.512 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:55:05.78
IV.MSRU.HHE. ML:2.1 0.000272 0.34 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:55:07.74
IV.HLNI.HHN. ML:1.8 0.0000864 0.84 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:55:08.41
IV.MSRU.HHN. ML:1.9 0.00014350000000000002 0.86 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:55:08.46
IV.HLNI.HHE. ML:1.7 0.00007205 0.7 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:55:09.40
IV.GALF.HHN. ML:2.1 0.00028849999999999997 1.48 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:55:11.03
IV.GALF.HHE. ML:2.1 0.0002664506 0.384 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:55:07.44
IV.SSY.HHE. ML:2.4 0.00028900000000000003 1.46 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:55:16.95
IV.SSY.HNE. ML:2.1 0.0001305 0.92 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:55:17.99
IV.SSY.HHN. ML:2.6 0.00039150000000000003 0.92 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:55:17.53
IV.SSY.HNN. ML:2.1 0.0001215 1.16 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:55:19.85
IV.EPOZ.HNE. ML:1.7 0.00012950721 0.1536 AML other m 2022-09-12T17:55:05.56
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
Fault Plane solutions

Fault Plane solutions

The map reports the fault plane solutions for earthquakes in the region from 1977 to the date of this event. Red moment tensors are determined using the Regional Centroid Moment Tensor technique (RCMT, http://www.bo.ingv.it/RCMT) applied for earthquakes with magnitude larger than 4.5 in the Euro-Mediterranenan area. Occasionally, when a station azimuthal coverage exists RCMTs can be obtained also for earthquakes with magnitude down to 4.0. The gray moment tensors are obtained with the Time Domain Moment Tensor method (TDMT, http://terremoti.ingv.it/tdmt). This technique is applied to earthquakes with magnitude ML greater than 3.2, when it is possible. The size of symbols scales with the calculated moment magnitude Mw.
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