Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.5 on date 22-12-2018 and time 10:32:18 (UTC) in region Tirreno Meridionale (MARE)

A magnitude ML 2.5 earthquake occured in region: Tirreno Meridionale (MARE), on

  • 22-12-2018 10:32:18 (UTC)
  • 22-12-2018 11:32:18 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.42, 12.74 at 8 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV.

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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

No Italian municipalities within 20 km distance.

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
49 Km NE of Trapani (68759 inhabitants)
64 Km NW of Palermo (674435 inhabitants)
74 Km NE of Marsala (83194 inhabitants)
77 Km NW of Bagheria (55387 inhabitants)
86 Km N of Mazara del Vallo (51718 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

Earthquakes of the last 90 days *

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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

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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 2.5 2018-12-22
10:32:18
38.42 12.74 8 2019-06-04
09:16:08
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 65075511
Rev 100 ML 2.5 2018-12-22
10:32:17
38.38 12.76 2 2018-12-22
10:54:35
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 64082291
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-12-22 10:32:18 ± 0.49
Latitude 38.42 ± 0.02
Longitude 12.74 ± 0.04
Depth (km) 8 (operator assigned)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 65075511

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 3380
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1820
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 297
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 3380
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 211
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 25
Number of defining phases 25
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.68
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.4002
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 2.22942
Number of stations at which the event was observed 16
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 16
Magnitudes information

ML:2.5

Field Value
Value 2.5
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 23
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 65075511
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-01-30 11:13:13

ML:2.5

Field Value
Value 2.5
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 22
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 64082291
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-12-22 10:54:35
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2018-12-22T10:33:17.90 0.6 undecidable manual S 122 1.9902 38 -0.77 23
IV.RAFF.HHZ. 2018-12-22T10:33:14.10 0.6 undecidable manual S 133 1.7492 38 1.19 22
IV.CSLB.HHZ. 2018-12-22T10:32:57.30 0.6 undecidable manual S 115 1.1385 50 1.68 22
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2018-12-22T10:32:55.91 0.6 undecidable manual P 124 2.2294 38 -0.75 19
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2018-12-22T10:32:52.33 0.3 undecidable manual P 122 1.9902 38 -1.01 31
MN.CLTB.HHZ. 2018-12-22T10:32:51.00 0.3 undecidable manual S 156 0.9182 50 1.9 29
IV.RAFF.HHZ. 2018-12-22T10:32:49.40 0.3 undecidable manual P 133 1.7492 38 -0.62 43
IV.MARS.EHZ. 2018-12-22T10:32:43.00 0.6 undecidable manual S 192 0.6799 50 0.97 36
IV.PETRA.HHZ. 2018-12-22T10:32:42.38 0.3 undecidable manual P 118 1.2258 50 0.85 50
IV.CRJA.HHZ. 2018-12-22T10:32:42.70 0.3 undecidable manual S 162 0.6493 50 1.57 39
IV.ALJA.HHZ. 2018-12-22T10:32:38.07 0.3 undecidable manual P 130 1.0378 50 -0.25 64
IV.CSLB.HHZ. 2018-12-22T10:32:38.67 0.1 undecidable manual P 115 1.1385 50 -1.36 53
IV.MPG.SHZ. 2018-12-22T10:32:37.80 0.3 undecidable manual S 118 0.5468 50 -0.29 70
MN.CLTB.HHZ. 2018-12-22T10:32:36.87 0.1 undecidable manual P 156 0.9182 50 0.6 80
IV.USI.HHZ. 2018-12-22T10:32:36.50 0.1 undecidable manual S 49 0.4461 50 1.39 60
IV.MBFT.HHZ. 2018-12-22T10:32:35.10 0.3 undecidable manual S 161 0.5 50 -1.6 40
IV.CAVT.HHZ. 2018-12-22T10:32:34.45 0.3 undecidable manual P 179 0.7392 50 1.24 47
IV.MFNL.HHZ. 2018-12-22T10:32:32.05 0.3 undecidable manual P 167 0.643 50 0.49 66
IV.MARS.EHZ. 2018-12-22T10:32:32.42 0.3 undecidable manual P 192 0.6799 50 0.23 69
IV.CORL.HHZ. 2018-12-22T10:32:31.98 0.3 undecidable manual P 140 0.6835 50 -0.28 69
IV.CRJA.HHZ. 2018-12-22T10:32:31.41 0.1 undecidable manual P 162 0.6493 50 -0.26 92
IV.USI.HHZ. 2018-12-22T10:32:28.11 0.1 negative manual P 49 0.4461 50 -0.09 100
IV.MBFT.HHZ. 2018-12-22T10:32:28.05 0.3 undecidable manual P 161 0.5 50 -1.06 53
IV.MPG.SHZ. 2018-12-22T10:32:28.57 0.1 negative manual P 118 0.5468 50 -1.35 61
IV.ERC.EHZ. 2018-12-22T10:32:26.00 0.6 undecidable manual P 198 0.4002 50 -1.41 30
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.RESU.HHE. ML:0 0.0002685 0.7 AML other m 2018-12-22T10:33:09.20
IV.RESU.HHN. ML:0 0.000324 1.3 AML other m 2018-12-22T10:33:17.29
IV.ERC.EHN. ML:2.4 0.00080586985 0.2368 AML other m 2018-12-22T10:32:36.39
IV.ERC.EHE. ML:2.4 0.00069860995 0.1984 AML other m 2018-12-22T10:32:33.74
IV.MBFT.HNE. ML:2 0.0002108644 0.3456 AML other m 2018-12-22T10:32:38.04
IV.MBFT.HNN. ML:1.9 0.00016932585 0.4608 AML other m 2018-12-22T10:32:38.59
IV.MBFT.HHE. ML:2.8 0.001545435 0.3584 AML other m 2018-12-22T10:32:38.04
IV.MBFT.HHN. ML:2.6 0.0010314008 0.3776 AML other m 2018-12-22T10:32:37.64
IV.CRJA.HHN. ML:2.7 0.0007711121 0.3008 AML other m 2018-12-22T10:32:43.28
IV.CRJA.HHE. ML:2.6 0.00065007315 0.544 AML other m 2018-12-22T10:32:43.59
IV.CORL.HHN. ML:2.7 0.00072365785 0.3584 AML other m 2018-12-22T10:32:49.64
IV.CORL.HHE. ML:2.9 0.0011232645 0.2816 AML other m 2018-12-22T10:32:45.31
IV.MARS.EHE. ML:2.4 0.00033414355 0.4992 AML other m 2018-12-22T10:32:49.80
IV.MARS.EHN. ML:2.2 0.00023841875 0.2176 AML other m 2018-12-22T10:32:44.77
IV.CAVT.HHE. ML:2.5 0.00042729865 0.48 AML other m 2018-12-22T10:32:47.00
MN.CLTB.HHE. ML:3.2 0.0014000175 0.4992 AML other m 2018-12-22T10:32:54.97
IV.ALJA.HHE. ML:2.7 0.000386058 0.3968 AML other m 2018-12-22T10:32:57.77
IV.ALJA.HHN. ML:2.6 0.0002812968 0.4608 AML other m 2018-12-22T10:33:09.18
IV.PETRA.HHE. ML:2.5 0.0002110502 0.7424 AML other m 2018-12-22T10:33:11.90
IV.PETRA.HHN. ML:2.6 0.00021317415 0.6016 AML other m 2018-12-22T10:33:08.64
IV.RAFF.HHN. ML:2.4 7.999667E-5 0.64 AML other m 2018-12-22T10:33:22.61
IV.RAFF.HHE. ML:2.3 6.0229835E-5 0.4608 AML other m 2018-12-22T10:33:17.96
IV.HLNI.HHE. ML:2.2 4.0591605E-5 0.48 AML other m 2018-12-22T10:33:35.95
IV.HLNI.HHN. ML:2.4 5.356916E-5 0.3392 AML other m 2018-12-22T10:33:19.07
IV.SSY.HHN. ML:3.2 0.0003422131 0.224 AML other m 2018-12-22T10:33:29.97
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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