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Sala Sismica

Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.4 on date 12-09-2018 and time 22:20:28 (Italy) in region Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina)

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

  • 12-09-2018 20:20:28 (UTC)
  • 12-09-2018 22:20:28 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.32, 15.21 at 112 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
Milazzo ME 11 31646 31646
Merì ME 17 2338 33984
San Filippo del Mela ME 17 7115 41099
Pace del Mela ME 17 6239 47338
Venetico ME 17 3911 51249
Spadafora ME 18 5021 56270
Condrò ME 19 493 56763
Torregrotta ME 19 7431 64194
Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto ME 19 41583 105777
Gualtieri Sicaminò ME 20 1807 107584
Valdina ME 20 1355 108939

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
33 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
44 Km NW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
78 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
91 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 last three days (72 hours)

Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours)

This map reports the earthquake epicenters located in the past 72 hours (3 days) from the time this page has been generated. 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 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

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
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 100 ML 2.4 2018-09-12
20:20:28
38.32 15.21 113 2018-09-12
20:39:53
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 60880431
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-09-12 20:20:28 ± 0.21
Latitude 38.32 ± 0.01
Longitude 15.21 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 113 ± 2 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 60880431

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1382
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1317
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 174
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 1380
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 84
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 49
Number of defining phases 36
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.31
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 2.84455
Number of stations at which the event was observed 40
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 27
Magnitude information

ML:2.4

Field Value
Value 2.4
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 57
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 60880431
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-09-12 20:39:53
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.LAV9.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:22:10.49 3.0 undecidable manual Sn -1.14 0
IV.ATCC.EHZ. 2018-09-12T20:22:03.05 3.0 positive manual Pg 17.190001 0
IV.PII.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:22:02.44 3.0 positive manual Pn -0.18 0
IV.APEC.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:21:56.20 3.0 undecidable manual Pn 4.8 0
IV.MCRV.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:21:37.13 3.0 undecidable manual Sn -0.45 0
IV.CRJA.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:21:22.27 3.0 undecidable manual Sn -2.51 0
IV.MRVN.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:21:13.04 0.1 undecidable manual P 15 2.8446 105 -0.08 26
IV.SCTE.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:21:13.45 3.0 positive manual Pn -3.26 0
IV.AMUR.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:21:11.74 0.1 undecidable manual P 22 2.8023 105 -0.81 21
IV.NOCI.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:21:11.75 3.0 undecidable manual Pn 0
IV.TAR1.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:21:09.56 3.0 undecidable manual Pn 0
IV.LTRZ.EHZ. 2018-09-12T20:21:08.51 3.0 positive manual Pn -1.56 0
IV.MIGL.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:21:08.30 0.1 undecidable manual P 22 2.4749 108 0.08 35
IV.MTSN.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:21:02.24 0.1 undecidable manual P 12 1.992 112 0.3 51
IV.SIRI.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:21:01.54 0.1 undecidable manual P 15 1.9317 113 0.37 53
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2018-09-12T20:21:01.51 0.6 undecidable manual S 110 0.7069 142 0.28 44
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:59.68 0.3 undecidable manual S 61 0.6034 146 -0.09 69
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:58.61 1.0 undecidable manual S 191 0.295 162 2.06 9
IV.PIPA.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:58.73 0.3 positive manual P 46 1.7096 116 0.35 46
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:58.90 1.0 undecidable manual S 177 0.3462 159 1.95 10
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:58.86 0.3 undecidable manual S 96 0.5405 149 -0.1 70
IV.TDS.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:57.11 0.1 undecidable manual P 33 1.6026 117 0.06 69
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:56.19 0.6 undecidable manual S 147 0.205 168 0.2 49
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:56.23 0.3 undecidable manual S 288 0.1889 168 0.32 73
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:55.07 0.3 undecidable manual S 159 0.0495 177 -0.41 72
IV.HPAC.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:55.05 3.0 undecidable manual Pn -3.84 0
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:55.87 1.0 undecidable manual S 103 0.241 165 -0.32 24
MN.TIP.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:55.82 0.3 positive manual P 54 1.483 120 0.22 53
IV.SERS.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:54.44 0.1 positive manual P 58 1.3598 122 0.31 75
IV.CET2.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:54.19 0.1 positive manual P 25 1.3418 122 0.26 76
IV.SPS2.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:53.48 0.1 undecidable manual P 42 1.3121 123 -0.1 79
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:52.39 0.1 positive manual P 40 1.2186 125 -0.12 80
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:50.92 3.0 positive manual Pn -2.38 0
IV.GRI.EHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:50.95 0.1 undecidable manual P 62 1.072 129 0.05 85
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:49.34 0.1 undecidable manual P 195 1.0045 131 -0.84 70
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:49.91 0.1 positive manual P 82 0.9722 132 0.05 86
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:47.16 0.3 positive manual P 110 0.7069 142 -0.19 67
IV.EPOZ.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:47.48 3.0 positive manual P -0.1 0
IV.IACL.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:47.05 0.1 undecidable manual P 288 0.7024 142 -0.26 88
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:46.94 0.1 undecidable manual P 209 0.5657 148 0.71 78
IV.GMB.BHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:46.02 0.1 undecidable manual P 107 0.509 151 0.19 92
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:46.38 0.1 undecidable manual P 61 0.6034 146 -0.13 92
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:45.07 0.1 undecidable manual P 191 0.295 162 0.42 92
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:45.15 0.1 undecidable manual P 177 0.3462 159 0.26 94
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:45.67 0.3 positive manual P 96 0.5405 149 -0.37 67
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:44.15 0.1 undecidable manual P 288 0.1889 168 -0.13 100
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:44.02 0.1 positive manual P 103 0.241 165 -0.42 93
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:44.10 0.1 undecidable manual P 147 0.205 168 -0.22 98
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2018-09-12T20:20:43.55 0.1 undecidable manual P 159 0.0495 177 -0.49 95
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.NOV.HHE. ML:0 0.00101068455 0.3456 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:00.19
IV.NOV.HHN. ML:0 0.0004831838 0.32 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:00.17
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:0 0.00036380785 0.2176 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:20:59.83
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:0 0.00020412565 0.256 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:20:59.90
IV.MILZ.HHN. ML:2.8 0.0004834872 0.4608 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:20:56.37
IV.MILZ.HHE. ML:2.7 0.00041469095 0.384 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:20:55.75
IV.MSRU.HHN. ML:3 0.00082004305 0.32 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:20:56.17
IV.MSRU.HHE. ML:2.8 0.0004589564 0.3456 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:20:56.70
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:2.6 0.00036032855 0.4736 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:00.67
IV.MPNC.HHN. ML:2.6 0.00032998835 0.512 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:00.31
IV.IVPL.HHN. ML:2.5 0.00027274665 0.4864 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:20:59.03
IV.IVPL.HHE. ML:2.4 0.0002044298 0.6144 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:20:56.74
MN.CEL.HNE. ML:2.7 0.00034591435 0.2944 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:01.46
MN.CEL.HHE. ML:2.8 0.00044094155 0.2944 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:01.61
MN.CEL.HNN. ML:2.6 0.0002875103 0.8064 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:01.04
MN.CEL.HHN. ML:2.7 0.0003120562 0.2816 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:02.02
IV.GMB.BHN. ML:3.1 0.00087387015 0.32 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:00.79
IV.GMB.BHE. ML:3.3 0.001469275 0.1536 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:00.73
IV.JOPP.HHE. ML:2.3 0.0001289834 0.192 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:01.16
IV.JOPP.HHN. ML:2.6 0.0002761201 0.2816 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:00.72
IV.EPZF.HHE. ML:2.3 0.00012871085 1.0112 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:20:56.47
IV.EPZF.HHN. ML:2.4 0.00018002785 0.9088 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:20:50.76
IV.IACL.HHE. ML:1.9 5.203464E-5 0.6272 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:20:58.96
IV.IACL.HHN. ML:1.8 4.2095875E-5 0.2048 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:20:47.64
IV.SOI.EHN. ML:2.4 0.00013838665 0.4608 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:05.27
IV.SOI.EHE. ML:2.4 0.0001467954 0.576 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:02.91
IV.EPOZ.HHE. ML:2.8 0.00036994745 1.152 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:17.82
IV.EPOZ.HHN. ML:2.7 0.0003424644 0.8576 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:19.21
IV.PLAC.HNN. ML:2.5 0.0001456629 0.32 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:07.41
IV.PLAC.HNE. ML:2.5 0.00015217565 0.512 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:07.64
IV.PLAC.HHN. ML:2.6 0.00016976485 0.7808 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:07.39
IV.PLAC.HHE. ML:2.5 0.000138509915 0.32 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:07.41
IV.GRI.EHN. ML:2.3 7.897467E-5 0.2688 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:09.24
IV.GRI.EHE. ML:2.5 0.00012961495 0.4608 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:11.99
IV.CAR1.HHE. ML:2.2 6.447587E-5 0.5888 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:16.45
IV.CAR1.HNE. ML:2.6 0.000133066175 0.448 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:20:54.23
IV.CAR1.HNN. ML:2.7 0.0001740054 0.64 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:16.24
IV.CAR1.HHN. ML:2.1 5.00825E-5 0.4992 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:10.96
IV.SPS2.HHE. ML:1.8 1.8291085E-5 0.32 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:16.17
IV.SPS2.HHN. ML:1.8 2.2427395E-5 0.2944 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:12.95
IV.CET2.HHE. ML:2.2 5.8732265E-5 0.1792 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:20:55.92
IV.CET2.HHN. ML:2.6 0.00013816365 0.384 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:15.49
IV.SERS.HNN. ML:2 3.3695015E-5 1.2032 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:34.87
IV.SERS.HNE. ML:2.2 5.556646E-5 1.0496 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:37.94
IV.SERS.HHN. ML:1.9 2.744355E-5 0.32 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:20:56.86
IV.SERS.HHE. ML:2 2.95466E-5 0.3072 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:00.20
MN.TIP.HNN. ML:2.3 6.17799E-5 0.9984 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:09.35
MN.TIP.HNE. ML:2.4 7.6055025E-5 0.96 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:34.89
MN.TIP.HHN. ML:1.7 1.29038345E-5 0.1664 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:20:56.44
MN.TIP.HHE. ML:1.7 1.663671E-5 0.3456 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:20:57.41
IV.TDS.HHN. ML:1.6 1.235637E-5 1.0368 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:47.88
IV.TDS.HHE. ML:1.7 1.3910626E-5 0.7808 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:27.60
IV.PIPA.HNN. ML:2.8 0.00017736705 0.6528 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:12.51
IV.PIPA.HNE. ML:2.7 0.00012486735 0.6144 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:30.85
IV.PIPA.HHE. ML:2.2 3.998731E-5 0.192 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:20:59.87
IV.PIPA.HHN. ML:2.2 3.324997E-5 0.2432 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:01.32
IV.SIRI.HHE. ML:1.9 1.744085E-5 0.2304 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:05.51
IV.SIRI.HNE. ML:2.2 3.6328475E-5 0.9856 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:19.51
IV.SIRI.HNN. ML:2.2 3.057243E-5 1.536 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:51.93
IV.MTSN.HHE. ML:1.9 1.4602165E-5 1.1904 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:52.56
IV.MTSN.HHN. ML:1.9 1.2916357E-5 1.0368 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:38.26
IV.MIGL.HHE. ML:3.2 0.0001827129 1.8688 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:41.13
IV.MIGL.HHN. ML:3.1 0.00015283995 1.7536 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:33.08
IV.AMUR.HHE. ML:2.6 3.37213E-5 1.1008 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:23.68
IV.AMUR.HHN. ML:2.3 1.836198E-5 1.1008 AML other m 2018-09-12T20:21:42.61
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://cnt.rm.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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