Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.4 on date 29-08-2018 and time 01:12:23 (Italy) in region Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina)

A magnitude ML 2.4 earthquake occured in region: Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina), on

  • 28-08-2018 23:12:23 (UTC)
  • 29-08-2018 01:12:23 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.29, 15.21 at 116 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
Milazzo ME 8 31646 31646
Merì ME 14 2338 33984
San Filippo del Mela ME 14 7115 41099
Pace del Mela ME 14 6239 47338
Venetico ME 15 3911 51249
Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto ME 16 41583 92832
Spadafora ME 16 5021 97853
Condrò ME 16 493 98346
Torregrotta ME 16 7431 105777
Gualtieri Sicaminò ME 17 1807 107584
Terme Vigliatore ME 17 7395 114979
Valdina ME 17 1355 116334
Santa Lucia del Mela ME 17 4650 120984
Roccavaldina ME 18 1133 122117
San Pier Niceto ME 19 2837 124954
Rodì Milici ME 20 2056 127010

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
32 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
43 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
75 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 *

This map reports the Magnitudo ≥ 1.0 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 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
Rev 1000 ML 2.4 2018-08-28
23:12:23
38.29 15.21 116 2019-04-24
14:50:55
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 60778691
Rev 100 ML 2.7 2018-08-28
23:12:24
38.36 15.21 115 2018-08-28
23:28:18
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 60313621
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-08-28 23:12:23 ± 0.17
Latitude 38.29 ± 0.01
Longitude 15.21 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 116 ± 2 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 60778691

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1063
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 936
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 133
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 1060
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 69
Number of defining phases 69
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.4
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.02248
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 2.87873
Number of stations at which the event was observed 50
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 50
Magnitudes information

ML:2.7

Field Value
Value 2.7
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 28
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 60313621
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-08-28 23:28:17

ML:2.4

Field Value
Value 2.4
Uncertainty 0.4
Num. used stations 43
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 60778691
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-03-27 09:41:01
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
MN.TIP.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:13:12.25 0.3 undecidable manual S 53 1.4992 120 0.46 52
IV.SERS.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:13:09.95 0.3 undecidable manual S 57 1.3742 123 0.72 51
IV.CET2.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:13:09.28 0.6 undecidable manual S 25 1.3688 123 0.16 39
IV.NOCI.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:13:07.53 0.3 undecidable manual P 29 2.8787 106 -1.72 10
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:13:06.91 0.3 undecidable manual S 39 1.2402 126 0.31 59
OT.TAR1.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:13:05.76 0.3 undecidable manual P 35 2.751 106 -1.79 9
IV.GRI.EHZ. 2018-08-28T23:13:04.55 0.6 undecidable manual S 60 1.0855 130 0.89 34
IV.AGST.EHE. 2018-08-28T23:13:03.39 0.3 undecidable manual S 179 1.0297 131 0.74 55
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:13:02.08 0.6 undecidable manual S 80 0.9749 133 0.41 42
IV.HAGA.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:13:02.70 0.3 undecidable manual S 183 1.0027 132 0.54 60
IV.MTSN.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:58.09 0.3 undecidable manual P 12 2.0217 113 0.05 41
IV.SIRI.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:57.42 0.1 positive manual P 15 1.9605 113 0.16 55
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:56.97 0.6 undecidable manual S 108 0.6952 143 -0.24 45
IV.SALB.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:56.16 0.1 undecidable manual P 29 1.8166 115 0.7 52
MN.CUC.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:55.30 0.1 positive manual P 15 1.769 116 0.44 59
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:55.62 0.6 undecidable manual S 59 0.6169 147 -0.51 43
IV.PIPA.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:54.54 0.3 undecidable manual P 46 1.7294 116 0.17 48
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:54.66 0.6 undecidable manual S 93 0.536 150 -0.47 44
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:54.44 0.3 undecidable manual S 193 0.2662 164 1.81 36
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:54.32 0.6 undecidable manual S 177 0.3166 162 1.34 32
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:53.56 0.6 undecidable manual S 228 0.3606 159 0.23 49
IV.GRIS.HNE. 2018-08-28T23:12:52.05 0.1 negative manual P 19 1.5351 120 0.04 74
IV.HPAC.HHE. 2018-08-28T23:12:52.23 0.1 undecidable manual P 185 1.5837 119 -0.36 68
IV.IVGP.HHN. 2018-08-28T23:12:52.13 0.3 undecidable manual S 299 0.2248 167 -0.25 75
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:52.14 0.6 undecidable manual S 296 0.2023 168 -0.12 51
IV.CLTA.HHN. 2018-08-28T23:12:52.39 0.3 undecidable manual P 222 1.5001 120 0.81 45
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:51.61 0.6 undecidable manual S 96 0.2338 166 -0.82 41
IV.CROCE.HHE. 2018-08-28T23:12:51.71 0.3 undecidable manual P 200 1.5495 119 -0.46 51
MN.TIP.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:51.62 0.1 negative manual P 53 1.4992 120 0.04 75
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:51.91 0.6 undecidable manual S 142 0.179 169 -0.25 50
IV.CET2.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:50.02 0.1 negative manual P 25 1.3688 123 -0.01 81
IV.CMDO.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:50.15 0.3 undecidable manual P 234 1.3706 123 0.1 59
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:50.94 0.6 undecidable manual S 136 0.0225 179 -0.83 43
IV.SERS.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:50.27 0.1 negative manual P 57 1.3742 123 0.18 78
IV.MPG.SHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:50.80 0.1 positive manual P 266 1.4596 121 -0.3 74
IV.RAFF.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:49.05 0.1 undecidable manual P 212 1.2582 125 0.28 79
IV.SOLUN.HHE. 2018-08-28T23:12:49.24 0.3 undecidable manual P 262 1.3337 124 -0.38 58
IV.ALJA.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:49.60 0.1 negative manual P 245 1.268 125 0.72 68
IV.SPS2.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:49.32 0.1 negative manual P 41 1.3328 124 -0.3 78
IV.HMDC.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:49.55 0.3 undecidable manual P 194 1.3697 123 -0.5 55
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:48.21 0.1 negative manual P 39 1.2402 126 -0.36 78
MN.VAE.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:47.02 0.6 undecidable manual P 220 1.0621 131 0.39 40
IV.RESU.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:47.21 0.3 undecidable manual P 235 1.1125 129 0.04 64
IV.GRI.EHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:46.79 0.1 negative manual P 60 1.0855 130 -0.09 86
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:45.76 0.1 negative manual P 80 0.9749 133 0.02 89
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:45.06 0.1 positive manual P 196 0.9758 133 -0.68 76
IV.AGST.EHE. 2018-08-28T23:12:45.45 0.3 undecidable manual P 179 1.0297 131 -0.85 52
IV.PETRA.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:45.97 0.1 undecidable manual P 243 0.9749 133 0.23 85
IV.CSLB.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:45.08 0.3 undecidable manual P 249 0.9722 133 -0.63 58
IV.HAGA.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:45.19 0.1 positive manual P 183 1.0027 132 -0.83 71
IV.GALF.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:44.55 0.1 undecidable manual P 222 0.768 140 0.77 75
IV.ESML.HHE. 2018-08-28T23:12:43.44 0.3 undecidable manual P 201 0.7186 142 0.09 70
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:43.00 0.1 negative manual P 108 0.6952 143 -0.16 92
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:42.86 0.1 positive manual P 211 0.5405 150 0.88 76
IV.MNO.SHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:42.95 0.1 negative manual P 229 0.5405 150 0.97 72
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:42.22 0.1 negative manual P 59 0.6169 147 -0.32 91
IV.IACL.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:42.96 0.1 positive manual P 290 0.7141 143 -0.36 89
IV.EPOZ.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:42.40 0.3 undecidable manual P 182 0.6151 147 -0.12 71
IV.EMCN.HNE. 2018-08-28T23:12:42.07 0.3 undecidable manual P 196 0.5153 151 0.26 70
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:41.50 0.1 negative manual P 93 0.536 150 -0.45 90
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:40.99 0.1 undecidable manual P 177 0.3166 162 0.28 97
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:40.03 0.1 positive manual P 296 0.2023 168 -0.27 100
IV.ILLI.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:40.92 0.3 undecidable manual P 308 0.2599 165 0.43 71
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:40.88 0.1 positive manual P 193 0.2662 164 0.37 96
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:40.69 0.1 positive manual P 228 0.3606 159 -0.23 98
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:39.85 0.1 negative manual P 96 0.2338 166 -0.55 92
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:39.46 0.1 positive manual P 136 0.0225 179 -0.55 96
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2018-08-28T23:12:39.89 0.1 undecidable manual P 142 0.179 169 -0.35 99
IV.IVGP.HHN. 2018-08-28T23:12:39.89 0.3 undecidable manual P 299 0.2248 167 -0.48 71
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.GALF.HHN. ML:2.1 6.7755185E-5 0.5504 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:47.03
IV.GRI.EHN. ML:2.3 8.749642E-5 0.2176 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:48.73
IV.GRI.EHE. ML:2.4 0.000101742755 0.2432 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:48.81
IV.PETRA.HHE. ML:1.9 3.4261545E-5 0.448 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:48.71
IV.PETRA.HHN. ML:1.9 3.791788E-5 0.4736 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:48.71
IV.CET2.HHN. ML:2.6 0.000133891545 0.128 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:50.96
IV.GALF.HHE. ML:2 6.1856685E-5 0.5376 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:50.79
IV.ALJA.HHN. ML:2 3.3509855E-5 0.2176 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:51.24
IV.CAR1.HHE. ML:2.2 5.885931E-5 0.1792 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:51.23
IV.MSRU.HHN. ML:3.2 0.001201948 0.2944 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:52.03
IV.MILZ.HHN. ML:3 0.0008893652 0.4864 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:52.24
IV.GALF.HNN. ML:2.3 0.000100331915 0.512 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:52.24
IV.SPS2.HHE. ML:1.6 1.5870405E-5 0.2432 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:52.48
IV.MILZ.HHE. ML:2.9 0.0006861323 0.5248 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:52.27
IV.MSRU.HHE. ML:3.1 0.00099368915 0.3456 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:52.39
IV.SERS.HHN. ML:2 3.061817E-5 0.3072 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:52.68
IV.IVPL.HHE. ML:2.9 0.0005639942 0.6144 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:52.93
IV.IVPL.HHN. ML:2.9 0.0006106109 0.4736 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:54.02
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:2.9 0.00064103595 0.2304 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:55.79
IV.NOV.HHE. ML:3.3 0.001696649 0.32 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:56.02
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:2.7 0.00034399175 0.2688 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:56.02
IV.ILLI.HHE. ML:3.1 0.00102631485 0.576 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:55.92
IV.SERS.HHE. ML:2 3.191053E-5 0.32 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:56.04
IV.JOPP.HHN. ML:2.7 0.0003098994 0.3328 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:56.70
IV.SERS.HNN. ML:2.1 4.499744E-5 0.7552 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:56.58
IV.JOPP.HHE. ML:2.4 0.0001708305 0.1536 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:56.75
MN.CEL.HNN. ML:2.7 0.00032668725 0.704 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:57.24
MN.CEL.HHN. ML:2.8 0.00036734125 0.7296 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:56.87
MN.CEL.HNE. ML:2.8 0.00038135125 0.32 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:57.43
MN.CEL.HHE. ML:2.9 0.00047623065 0.32 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:57.43
IV.SOI.EHE. ML:2.5 0.00018839765 0.4224 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:58.47
IV.SALB.HHN. ML:2 1.8840235E-5 0.2176 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:12:59.49
IV.SALB.HHE. ML:2.1 2.9043425E-5 0.2688 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:13:00.68
IV.HLNI.HHN. ML:2.2 6.346121E-5 0.5248 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:13:01.51
IV.PLAC.HHE. ML:2.5 0.000136149345 0.3072 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:13:03.24
IV.PLAC.HNN. ML:2.5 0.000134418325 0.5504 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:13:03.24
IV.HLNI.HHE. ML:2.2 8.1911565E-5 0.2304 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:13:04.31
IV.PLAC.HHN. ML:2.3 8.4534685E-5 0.6528 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:13:04.49
IV.PIPA.HHN. ML:2.3 4.565159E-5 0.7424 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:13:06.70
IV.CAR1.HNN. ML:2.6 0.000156562165 0.7168 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:13:07.51
IV.CAR1.HHN. ML:2.2 5.711358E-5 0.5376 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:13:07.61
IV.PIPA.HHE. ML:2.3 4.4746185E-5 0.7168 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:13:18.27
MN.CUC.HHN. ML:1.8 1.536046E-5 0.3328 AML other m 2018-08-28T23:13:22.70
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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