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Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.1 on date 17-02-2019 and time 05:15:40 (UTC) in region Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina)

A magnitude ML 2.1 earthquake occured in region: Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina), on

  • 17-02-2019 05:15:40 (UTC)
  • 17-02-2019 06:15:40 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.37, 15.38 at 118 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
Villafranca Tirrena ME 16 8584 8584
Spadafora ME 17 5021 13605
Venetico ME 17 3911 17516
Valdina ME 20 1355 18871

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
25 Km NW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
37 Km NW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
87 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
100 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 2.1 2019-02-17
05:15:40
38.37 15.38 118 2019-02-17
05:31:05
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 65619671
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2019-02-17 05:15:40 ± 0.21
Latitude 38.37 ± 0.01
Longitude 15.38 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 118 ± 2 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 65619671

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1330
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1247
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 179
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 1330
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 77
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 32
Number of defining phases 31
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) 1.76717
Number of stations at which the event was observed 25
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 24
Magnitude information

ML:2.1

Field Value
Value 2.1
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 25
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 65619671
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-02-17 05:31:05
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.MODR.HHZ. 2019-02-17T05:17:01.55 3.0 undecidable manual Sn -2.99 0
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2019-02-17T05:16:12.17 0.6 undecidable manual S 146 0.4461 155 0.6 43
IV.MGR.HHE. 2019-02-17T05:16:12.32 0.6 undecidable manual P 4 1.7672 116 0.35 30
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2019-02-17T05:16:11.66 0.6 undecidable manual S 106 0.4164 157 0.39 46
IV.SALB.HHE. 2019-02-17T05:16:11.37 0.6 undecidable manual P 26 1.6772 118 0.51 30
IV.GMB.BHZ. 2019-02-17T05:16:11.66 0.3 undecidable manual S 120 0.4056 157 0.49 67
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2019-02-17T05:16:10.62 0.3 undecidable manual S 271 0.3166 162 0.19 73
MN.CUC.HHE. 2019-02-17T05:16:10.44 0.6 undecidable manual P 12 1.653 118 -0.12 34
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2019-02-17T05:16:09.30 0.3 undecidable manual S 229 0.1574 171 -0.23 75
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2019-02-17T05:16:09.05 0.3 undecidable manual S 138 0.1475 171 -0.45 72
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2019-02-17T05:16:09.68 0.6 undecidable manual S 186 0.2284 167 -0.19 49
IV.TDS.HHE. 2019-02-17T05:16:08.48 0.6 undecidable manual P 30 1.483 121 -0.05 37
IV.CELI.HHZ. 2019-02-17T05:16:07.07 0.3 undecidable manual P 40 1.3499 124 0.09 59
MN.TIP.HHZ. 2019-02-17T05:16:06.95 0.3 undecidable manual P 53 1.34 124 0.09 59
IV.CET2.HHZ. 2019-02-17T05:16:05.79 0.3 undecidable manual P 21 1.2366 127 0.1 61
IV.SPS2.HHZ. 2019-02-17T05:16:04.91 0.3 undecidable manual P 39 1.1799 128 -0.17 61
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2019-02-17T05:16:03.79 0.1 undecidable manual P 36 1.09 130 -0.32 81
IV.GRI.EHE. 2019-02-17T05:16:02.52 0.3 undecidable manual P 61 0.9254 135 0.08 66
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2019-02-17T05:16:01.59 0.1 undecidable manual P 84 0.8292 139 0.05 90
IV.IACL.HHE. 2019-02-17T05:16:01.40 0.3 undecidable manual P 281 0.8202 139 -0.06 67
IV.IFIL.HHE. 2019-02-17T05:16:00.17 0.6 undecidable manual P 287 0.6601 145 0.07 47
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2019-02-17T05:15:59.41 0.3 undecidable manual P 120 0.6061 148 -0.28 67
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2019-02-17T05:15:58.84 0.3 undecidable manual P 209 0.3966 158 0.48 68
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2019-02-17T05:15:58.69 0.3 undecidable manual P 146 0.4461 155 0.05 73
IV.IVGP.HHE. 2019-02-17T05:15:58.46 0.6 undecidable manual P 274 0.3318 161 0.41 46
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2019-02-17T05:15:58.05 0.1 undecidable manual P 271 0.3166 162 0.07 100
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-02-17T05:15:58.84 0.3 undecidable manual P 196 0.42 157 0.35 69
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2019-02-17T05:15:58.04 0.3 undecidable manual P 106 0.4164 157 -0.43 68
IV.GMB.BHZ. 2019-02-17T05:15:58.43 0.3 undecidable manual P 120 0.4056 157 0.02 74
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2019-02-17T05:15:57.29 0.6 undecidable manual P 186 0.2284 167 -0.37 48
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2019-02-17T05:15:57.20 0.3 undecidable manual P 229 0.1574 171 -0.26 74
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2019-02-17T05:15:56.96 0.1 undecidable manual P 138 0.1475 171 -0.48 94
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.MSRU.HHE. ML:2.3 0.000155702755 0.1792 AML other m 2019-02-17T05:16:09.42
IV.MSRU.HHN. ML:2.3 0.0001389227 0.1376 AML other m 2019-02-17T05:16:09.67
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:2.1 0.000101736435 0.5984 AML other m 2019-02-17T05:16:13.90
IV.MPNC.HHN. ML:2.2 0.000111224185 0.3392 AML other m 2019-02-17T05:16:13.01
MN.CEL.HHE. ML:1.8 4.2227395E-5 0.1824 AML other m 2019-02-17T05:16:13.79
MN.CEL.HHN. ML:1.9 5.1101375E-5 0.1824 AML other m 2019-02-17T05:16:13.65
IV.IVPL.HHE. ML:2.5 0.0002380506 0.6816 AML other m 2019-02-17T05:16:13.11
IV.GMB.BHE. ML:2.8 0.00045035785 0.16 AML other m 2019-02-17T05:15:59.43
IV.GMB.BHN. ML:2.6 0.0002946583 0.24 AML other m 2019-02-17T05:16:13.57
IV.MTTG.HHN. ML:2 6.276882E-5 0.56 AML other m 2019-02-17T05:16:18.03
IV.NOV.HHE. ML:2.8 0.00039932255 0.3776 AML other m 2019-02-17T05:16:13.43
IV.NOV.HHN. ML:2.8 0.00039777945 0.48 AML other m 2019-02-17T05:16:14.50
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:2.3 0.0001321161 0.4992 AML other m 2019-02-17T05:16:14.28
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:2.2 0.00011084389 0.2624 AML other m 2019-02-17T05:16:14.19
IV.SOI.EHE. ML:1.7 2.9483195E-5 0.4384 AML other m 2019-02-17T05:16:01.76
IV.PLAC.HNE. ML:1.9 4.380667E-5 0.1824 AML other m 2019-02-17T05:16:17.15
IV.PLAC.HNN. ML:2 5.576365E-5 0.4 AML other m 2019-02-17T05:16:17.56
IV.PLAC.HHE. ML:2.1 6.13681E-5 0.2816 AML other m 2019-02-17T05:16:17.56
IV.PLAC.HHN. ML:2 4.937458E-5 0.2176 AML other m 2019-02-17T05:16:17.15
IV.CAR1.HHE. ML:2.2 5.7562035E-5 0.32 AML other m 2019-02-17T05:16:24.02
IV.CAR1.HHN. ML:1.9 3.3664955E-5 0.4192 AML other m 2019-02-17T05:16:22.43
IV.SPS2.HHE. ML:1.4 1.156315E-5 0.4 AML other m 2019-02-17T05:16:23.75
IV.SPS2.HHN. ML:1.7 2.0997335E-5 0.2208 AML other m 2019-02-17T05:16:24.16
IV.CET2.HHE. ML:2.2 6.611156E-5 0.2592 AML other m 2019-02-17T05:16:25.79
IV.CET2.HHN. ML:2.4 8.6654885E-5 0.3392 AML other m 2019-02-17T05:16:25.19
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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