Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.6 on date 21-12-2018 and time 00:06:10 (UTC) in region 3 km E Gioiosa Marea (ME)

A magnitude ML 2.6 earthquake occured in region: 3 km E Gioiosa Marea (ME), on

  • 21-12-2018 00:06:10 (UTC)
  • 21-12-2018 01:06:10 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.18, 14.92 at 25 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
Gioiosa Marea ME 3 7074 7074
Montagnareale ME 5 1615 8689
Patti ME 5 13431 22120
Piraino ME 5 3962 26082
Sant'Angelo di Brolo ME 8 3090 29172
Brolo ME 9 5783 34955
Librizzi ME 9 1660 36615
Ficarra ME 11 1469 38084
Sinagra ME 12 2705 40789
Naso ME 13 3813 44602
Oliveri ME 13 2181 46783
Raccuja ME 13 1041 47824
Castell'Umberto ME 14 3128 50952
San Piero Patti ME 14 2915 53867
Ucria ME 15 1058 54925
Falcone ME 15 2808 57733
Capo d'Orlando ME 16 13254 70987
San Salvatore di Fitalia ME 17 1319 72306
Basicò ME 18 612 72918
Mirto ME 18 974 73892
Tortorici ME 18 6435 80327
Montalbano Elicona ME 19 2287 82614
Frazzanò ME 19 711 83325
Furnari ME 19 3784 87109

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
55 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
64 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
66 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
76 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity

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Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours)

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Earthquakes of the last 90 days

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Earthquakes since 1985

Earthquakes since 1985 *

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Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2014

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Seismic hazard
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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 2.6 2018-12-21
00:06:10
38.18 14.92 25 2019-06-04
09:16:10
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 66184721
Rev 100 ML 2.5 2018-12-21
00:06:11
38.16 14.92 11 2018-12-21
00:22:26
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 64030851
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-12-21 00:06:10 ± 0.13
Latitude 38.18 ± 0.01
Longitude 14.92 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 25 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 66184721

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 880
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 402
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 322
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 880
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 55
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 45
Number of defining phases 45
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.48
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.1376
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 2.02078
Number of stations at which the event was observed 34
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 34
Magnitudes information

ML:2.6

Field Value
Value 2.6
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 30
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 66184721
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-05-17 09:04:44

ML:2.5

Field Value
Value 2.5
Uncertainty 0.1
Num. used stations 19
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 64030851
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-12-21 00:22:25
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
MN.CUC.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:42.21 0.3 undecidable manual P 21 1.9443 54 -0.74 34
IV.MGR.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:42.98 0.3 undecidable manual P 14 2.0208 54 -1.02 28
IV.BULG.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:41.80 0.3 undecidable manual P 10 1.9344 54 -1 30
IV.CET2.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:36.76 0.3 undecidable manual P 30 1.5729 54 -1.05 37
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:35.50 0.3 undecidable manual P 43 1.4731 54 -0.93 41
IV.CLTA.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:34.83 0.3 undecidable manual P 217 1.2698 54 1.21 40
IV.IACL.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:31.24 0.6 undecidable manual S 309 0.5711 105 0.72 39
IV.RAFF.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:30.50 0.3 undecidable manual P 205 1.0504 97 0.29 59
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:29.33 0.3 undecidable manual P 173 1.0243 98 -0.43 58
IV.IFIL.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:29.12 0.6 undecidable manual S 325 0.4748 108 1.33 29
IV.RESU.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:28.61 0.3 undecidable manual P 233 0.8633 99 1.57 35
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:27.96 0.6 undecidable manual S 79 0.4676 109 0.35 44
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:26.93 0.3 undecidable manual P 60 0.8687 99 -0.2 63
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:25.84 0.3 undecidable manual P 183 0.8274 100 -0.6 58
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:24.07 0.6 undecidable manual S 95 0.339 116 0 49
IV.PETRA.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:24.53 0.3 undecidable manual P 242 0.7222 101 -0.14 66
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:23.37 0.3 undecidable manual P 106 0.6349 103 0.16 67
IV.ESML.HHE. 2018-12-21T00:06:23.20 0.3 undecidable manual P 184 0.5585 105 1.27 45
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:23.14 0.6 undecidable manual S 130 0.3184 118 -0.38 46
IV.SICLA.EHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:23.11 0.3 undecidable manual P 82 0.6268 103 0.04 69
IV.CSLB.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:23.88 0.1 undecidable manual P 251 0.7213 101 -0.77 73
IV.PLLN.EHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:22.99 0.3 undecidable manual P 254 0.6403 103 -0.3 65
IV.GALF.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:22.34 0.3 undecidable manual P 211 0.5432 106 0.66 60
IV.EPOZ.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:22.90 0.3 undecidable manual P 157 0.545 106 1.18 47
IV.MNO.SHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:22.44 0.6 undecidable manual S 216 0.3031 120 -0.69 41
IV.IACL.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:21.60 0.1 undecidable manual P 309 0.5711 105 -0.54 83
IV.IVGP.HHE. 2018-12-21T00:06:21.24 0.6 undecidable manual S 8 0.223 129 0.07 49
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:21.95 0.6 undecidable manual S 68 0.2608 124 -0.1 49
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:21.07 0.6 undecidable manual S 13 0.2059 132 0.3 47
IV.EMCN.HNE. 2018-12-21T00:06:20.33 0.3 undecidable manual P 167 0.3939 112 1.06 51
IV.IFIL.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:20.47 0.1 undecidable manual P 325 0.4748 108 -0.09 94
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:20.76 0.1 positive manual P 79 0.4676 109 0.31 90
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:20.26 0.6 undecidable manual S 131 0.2239 129 -0.92 38
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:19.33 0.1 undecidable manual P 177 0.3552 115 0.67 82
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:18.56 0.1 positive manual P 95 0.339 116 0.15 95
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:18.00 0.1 positive manual P 130 0.3184 118 -0.09 97
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:18.82 0.1 undecidable manual P 188 0.3552 115 0.16 95
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:17.88 0.3 undecidable manual S 196 0.1376 144 -1.54 42
IV.MNO.SHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:17.70 0.1 negative manual P 216 0.3031 120 -0.17 95
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:17.40 0.1 positive manual P 68 0.2608 124 0.15 97
IV.ILLI.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:17.89 0.1 negative manual P 4 0.2707 123 0.49 90
IV.IVGP.HHE. 2018-12-21T00:06:16.73 0.1 undecidable manual P 8 0.223 129 -0.01 100
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:16.45 0.1 positive manual P 131 0.2239 129 -0.29 94
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:16.73 0.1 undecidable manual P 13 0.2059 132 0.22 96
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2018-12-21T00:06:15.07 0.1 positive manual P 196 0.1376 144 -0.66 86
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:3 0.0047883885 0.18 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:18.15
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:2.8 0.003138836 0.26 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:18.32
IV.NOV.HHE. ML:3.1 0.0059786345 0.34 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:21.19
IV.NOV.HHN. ML:3 0.004359349 0.32 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:21.38
IV.IVPL.HHN. ML:2.8 0.00250763 0.22 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:21.92
IV.IVPL.HHE. ML:2.7 0.002206379 0.12 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:21.87
IV.MNO.SHE. ML:0 0.0014942655 0.36 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:22.82
IV.MILZ.HHN. ML:2.6 0.0017112675 0.3 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:23.35
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:2.8 0.0020341115 0.36 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:24.26
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:2.5 0.0009493145 0.24 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:24.46
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:2.5 0.00091121535 0.38 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:24.50
IV.ILLI.HHE. ML:3.2 0.0060456285 0.34 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:24.66
IV.MPNC.HHN. ML:2.6 0.0011471158 0.32 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:25.39
IV.EPZF.HHN. ML:2.7 0.001479453 0.32 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:27.43
IV.EPZF.HHE. ML:2.9 0.0023887835 0.34 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:27.55
IV.MSRU.HHN. ML:2.4 0.00063612045 0.18 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:29.08
IV.MSRU.HHE. ML:2.4 0.00057419015 0.22 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:29.17
IV.IFIL.HHE. ML:3.7 0.0109206205 0.28 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:29.91
IV.IFIL.HHN. ML:3.2 0.0033284905 0.18 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:30.17
IV.SICLA.EHN. ML:2.2 0.0002518881 0.32 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:34.66
IV.PLLN.EHE. ML:2.5 0.00046992815 1.5 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:34.91
IV.CSLB.HHE. ML:2 0.00011746232 1.48 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:35.19
IV.PLLN.EHN. ML:2.6 0.0006046262 0.52 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:35.74
IV.MTTG.HHE. ML:2.2 0.0002318269 0.44 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:35.99
IV.MTTG.HHN. ML:2.2 0.00024215885 1.58 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:36.01
IV.PETRA.HHN. ML:2.4 0.0002926409 0.4 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:36.55
IV.JOPP.HHE. ML:1.9 8.498343E-5 0.2 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:42.65
IV.SSY.HHN. ML:2.7 0.0004054244 0.26 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:48.76
IV.RAFF.HHN. ML:2 7.902427E-5 0.26 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:06:50.29
IV.CAR1.HHE. ML:2.3 9.149661E-5 0.46 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:07:03.06
IV.CAR1.HHN. ML:2.4 0.000108797085 0.4 AML other m 2018-12-21T00:07:03.66
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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