Earthquake with magnitude of Md 2.7 on date 24-02-1985 and time 01:22:00 (Italy) in region Stretto di Messina (Reggio di Calabria, Messina)

A magnitude Md 2.7 earthquake occured in region: Stretto di Messina (Reggio di Calabria, Messina), on

  • 24-02-1985 00:22:00 (UTC)
  • 24-02-1985 01:22:00 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.8210, 15.4210 at 10 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
Letojanni ME 12 2861 2861
Taormina ME 13 10960 13821
Sant'Alessio Siculo ME 13 1554 15375
Giardini-Naxos ME 13 9415 24790
Forza d'Agrò ME 13 911 25701
Castelmola ME 13 1088 26789
Gallodoro ME 14 367 27156
Santa Teresa di Riva ME 15 9377 36533
Mongiuffi Melia ME 16 600 37133
Furci Siculo ME 16 3382 40515
Savoca ME 17 1732 42247
Calatabiano CT 17 5308 47555
Roccalumera ME 17 4141 51696
Casalvecchio Siculo ME 18 842 52538
Gaggi ME 18 3184 55722
Roccafiorita ME 18 197 55919
Limina ME 19 836 56755
Nizza di Sicilia ME 19 3667 60422
Graniti ME 19 1492 61914
Fiumefreddo di Sicilia CT 19 9623 71537
Pagliara ME 19 1170 72707

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
32 Km NE of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
38 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
43 Km S of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
46 Km NE of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
85 Km N of Siracusa (122291 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
Bulletin
Rev1000
Md 2.7 1985-02-24
00:22:00
37.821 15.421 10 2013-07-15
08:41:04
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 2339
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 1985-02-24 00:22:00 ± 0.804
Latitude 37.8210 ± 0.0299
Longitude 15.4210 ± 0.0625
Depth (km) 10 (operator assigned)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-VAX
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 2339

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description horizontal uncertainty
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) 6419.2
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 287
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 6
Number of defining phases 6
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.3
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.00793
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.01336
Number of stations at which the event was observed 3
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 3
Magnitude information

Md:2.7

Field Value
Value 2.7
Uncertainty
Num. used stations 2
Type of magnitude Md
Reference to an origin 2339
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2013-01-04 17:07:18
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
--.FA1.Z. 1985-02-24T00:22:46.50 10.0 undecidable manual SN 248 0.0134 0.53 0.3
--.GIB.Z. 1985-02-24T00:22:37.00 10.0 undecidable manual SN 278 0.0100 0.07 1
--.PA1.Z. 1985-02-24T00:22:29.50 10.0 undecidable manual SG 206 0.0079 -0.86 0.1
--.FA1.Z. 1985-02-24T00:22:27.00 10.0 undecidable manual PN 248 0.0134 0.46 0.8
--.GIB.Z. 1985-02-24T00:22:21.00 10.0 undecidable manual PN 278 0.0100 -0.32 2.5
--.PA1.Z. 1985-02-24T00:22:17.80 10.0 undecidable manual PG 206 0.0079 0.27 1.4
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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