Sala Sismica

Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.3 on date 10-02-2019 and time 00:12:33 (Italy) in region Stretto di Messina (Reggio di Calabria, Messina)

A magnitude ML 1.3 earthquake occured in region: Stretto di Messina (Reggio di Calabria, Messina), on

  • 09-02-2019 23:12:33 (UTC)
  • 10-02-2019 00:12:33 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.38, 15.69 at 10 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
Palmi RC 15 18930 18930
Scilla RC 15 4964 23894
Bagnara Calabra RC 15 10255 34149
Seminara RC 17 2811 36960
Villa San Giovanni RC 19 13784 50744
Campo Calabro RC 19 4536 55280
Fiumara RC 19 1018 56298
Gioia Tauro RC 19 19864 76162
Melicuccà RC 19 930 77092
San Roberto RC 20 1750 78842
Sant'Eufemia d'Aspromonte RC 20 4120 82962

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
24 Km NE of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
31 Km N of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
86 Km SW of Lamezia Terme (70714 inhabitants)
97 Km NE of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
98 Km SW of Catanzaro (90612 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity
Seismic hazard
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 ( 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 1.3 2019-02-09
38.38 15.69 10 2019-02-10
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 65359481
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2019-02-09 23:12:33 ± 0.41
Latitude 38.38 ± 0.02
Longitude 15.69 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 10 (operator assigned)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 65359481


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 2640
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 830
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 359
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 2640
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 258
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 9
Number of defining phases 7
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.24
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.35253
Number of stations at which the event was observed 6
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 4
Magnitude information


Field Value
Value 1.3
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 6
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 65359481
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-02-10 00:00:46
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.ECTS.EHZ. 2019-02-09T23:12:56.50 3.0 undecidable manual S 0.02 0
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2019-02-09T23:12:46.16 0.3 undecidable manual S 228 0.3525 50 -0.22 71
IV.GMB.BHZ. 2019-02-09T23:12:43.05 0.6 undecidable manual S 152 0.2428 50 -0.06 50
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2019-02-09T23:12:42.08 3.0 undecidable manual P 0.75 0
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2019-02-09T23:12:41.31 0.6 undecidable manual S 229 0.1835 116 0.22 49
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2019-02-09T23:12:40.45 0.3 positive manual P 228 0.3525 50 -0.36 68
IV.GMB.BHZ. 2019-02-09T23:12:38.95 0.1 undecidable manual P 152 0.2428 50 0.03 100
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2019-02-09T23:12:38.13 0.3 negative manual P 229 0.1835 116 0.37 71
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2019-02-09T23:12:38.24 0.6 undecidable manual P 127 0.2041 114 0.06 50
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.MSRU.HHN. ML:1 7.52E-5 0.78 AML other m 2019-02-09T23:12:41.61
IV.MSRU.HHE. ML:1.2 0.000114 0.22 AML other m 2019-02-09T23:12:42.76
IV.GMB.BHE. ML:1.6 0.0001965 0.16 AML other m 2019-02-09T23:12:43.21
IV.GMB.BHN. ML:1.4 0.0001435 0.6 AML other m 2019-02-09T23:12:43.33
IV.MPNC.HHN. ML:1.4 8.2E-5 0.8 AML other m 2019-02-09T23:12:47.51
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:1.4 9.47E-5 0.62 AML other m 2019-02-09T23:12:48.22
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
Type Description Link
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