Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.0 on date 30-12-2018 and time 05:42:47 (Italy) in region Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina)

A magnitude ML 2.0 earthquake occured in region: Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina), on

  • 30-12-2018 04:42:47 (UTC)
  • 30-12-2018 05:42:47 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.39, 15.44 at 118 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
Villafranca Tirrena ME 17 8584 8584
Spadafora ME 20 5021 13605

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
24 Km NW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
36 Km NW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
90 Km N of Acireale (52622 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 *

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Earthquakes since 1985

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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.
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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 2.0 2018-12-30
04:42:47
38.39 15.44 118 2019-06-04
09:16:06
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 64716631
Rev 100 ML 2.1 2018-12-30
04:42:47
38.39 15.36 112 2018-12-30
04:55:48
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 64348071
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-12-30 04:42:47 ± 0.38
Latitude 38.39 ± 0.02
Longitude 15.44 ± 0.03
Depth (km) 118 ± 3 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 64716631

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 2775
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 886
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 287
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 2780
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 111
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 19
Number of defining phases 17
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.34
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 1.29592
Number of stations at which the event was observed 11
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 10
Magnitudes information

ML:2

Field Value
Value 2
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 8
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 64716631
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-05-15 11:18:01

ML:2.1

Field Value
Value 2.1
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 6
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 64348071
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-12-30 04:55:48
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.CET2.HHZ. 2018-12-30T04:43:29.48 0.6 undecidable manual S 19 1.2051 127 0.3 40
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2018-12-30T04:43:26.43 0.6 undecidable manual S 35 1.0513 131 0.1 43
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2018-12-30T04:43:22.53 0.6 undecidable manual S 85 0.786 140 0.64 40
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2018-12-30T04:43:18.13 0.6 undecidable manual S 213 0.4335 156 0.76 41
IV.AIO.HHE. 2018-12-30T04:43:18.19 0.6 undecidable manual S 201 0.4497 155 0.65 43
IV.GMB.BHZ. 2018-12-30T04:43:17.57 3.0 undecidable manual S 0.99 0
MN.CEL.HNE. 2018-12-30T04:43:16.37 0.6 undecidable manual S 110 0.3822 158 -0.52 45
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2018-12-30T04:43:14.68 0.6 undecidable manual S 156 0.1394 172 -0.72 43
MN.TIP.HHN. 2018-12-30T04:43:12.62 0.1 undecidable manual P 52 1.2959 125 0.23 79
IV.CET2.HHZ. 2018-12-30T04:43:11.49 0.1 undecidable manual P 19 1.2051 127 0.11 82
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2018-12-30T04:43:09.50 0.1 undecidable manual P 35 1.0513 131 -0.22 84
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2018-12-30T04:43:07.18 0.1 undecidable manual P 85 0.786 140 0.02 93
MN.CEL.HNE. 2018-12-30T04:43:04.22 0.1 undecidable manual P 110 0.3822 158 -0.06 100
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2018-12-30T04:43:04.89 0.1 undecidable manual P 213 0.4335 156 0.33 93
IV.AIO.HHE. 2018-12-30T04:43:04.83 0.1 undecidable manual P 201 0.4497 155 0.18 96
IV.MTTG.HHE. 2018-12-30T04:43:04.52 0.1 undecidable manual P 152 0.4398 155 -0.08 98
IV.GMB.BHZ. 2018-12-30T04:43:04.66 3.0 undecidable manual P 0.44 0
IV.IVPL.HHE. 2018-12-30T04:43:03.83 0.1 undecidable manual P 268 0.3579 160 -0.33 95
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2018-12-30T04:43:02.80 0.1 undecidable manual P 156 0.1394 172 -0.61 92
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.MSRU.HHN. ML:1.8 5.166112E-5 0.2208 AML other m 2018-12-30T04:43:16.31
IV.GMB.BHE. ML:2.3 0.000133 0.72 AML other m 2018-12-30T04:43:21.67
IV.PLAC.HHE. ML:1.8 2.996796E-5 0.48 AML other m 2018-12-30T04:43:23.10
IV.PLAC.HHN. ML:1.9 4.634574E-5 0.32 AML other m 2018-12-30T04:43:23.35
IV.CAR1.HHN. ML:1.8 2.931752E-5 0.2976 AML other m 2018-12-30T04:43:27.80
IV.MSRU.HHE. ML:2.1 9.074636E-5 1.0784 AML other m 2018-12-30T04:43:29.38
IV.CET2.HHE. ML:2 3.3978115E-5 0.4416 AML other m 2018-12-30T04:43:31.14
IV.CET2.HHN. ML:2.3 7.6497115E-5 0.72 AML other m 2018-12-30T04:43:31.54
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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