Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.1 on date 12-03-2019 and time 00:01:20 (UTC) in region 2 km SW Giardini Naxos (ME)

A magnitude ML 2.1 earthquake occured in region: 2 km SW Giardini Naxos (ME), on

  • 12-03-2019 00:01:20 (UTC)
  • 12-03-2019 01:01:20 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.83, 15.26 at 10 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
Giardini-Naxos ME 2 9415 9415
Calatabiano CT 3 5308 14723
Taormina ME 4 10960 25683
Castelmola ME 4 1088 26771
Gaggi ME 5 3184 29955
Fiumefreddo di Sicilia CT 6 9623 39578
Letojanni ME 7 2861 42439
Piedimonte Etneo CT 7 3963 46402
Graniti ME 8 1492 47894
Mongiuffi Melia ME 9 600 48494
Gallodoro ME 9 367 48861
Mascali CT 10 14282 63143
Linguaglossa CT 10 5403 68546
Motta Camastra ME 11 845 69391
Roccafiorita ME 12 197 69588
Riposto CT 12 14838 84426
Forza d'Agrò ME 12 911 85337
Giarre CT 13 27659 112996
Sant'Alessio Siculo ME 13 1554 114550
Limina ME 13 836 115386
Castiglione di Sicilia CT 13 3215 118601
Francavilla di Sicilia ME 14 3945 122546
Sant'Alfio CT 14 1582 124128
Casalvecchio Siculo ME 16 842 124970
Savoca ME 16 1732 126702
Santa Teresa di Riva ME 16 9377 136079
Antillo ME 17 919 136998
Milo CT 17 1087 138085
Furci Siculo ME 18 3382 141467
Santa Venerina CT 19 8592 150059
Fondachelli-Fantina ME 19 1019 151078
Moio Alcantara ME 20 717 151795
Pagliara ME 20 1170 152965
Zafferana Etnea CT 20 9517 162482

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
25 Km NE of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
39 Km NE of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
46 Km SW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
49 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
85 Km N of Siracusa (122291 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 *

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
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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 2.1 2019-03-12
00:01:20
37.83 15.26 10 2019-08-22
08:24:57
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 67801241
Rev 100 ML 2.1 2019-03-12
00:01:20
37.82 15.25 10 2019-03-12
00:08:14
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 66424861
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2019-03-12 00:01:20 ± 0.13
Latitude 37.83 ± 0.01
Longitude 15.26 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 10 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 67801241

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 970
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 560
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 298
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 970
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 137
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 19
Number of defining phases 19
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.29
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.12141
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.38941
Number of stations at which the event was observed 14
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 14
Magnitudes information

ML:2.1

Field Value
Value 2.1
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 14
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 67801241
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-04-23 02:35:41

ML:2.1

Field Value
Value 2.1
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 14
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 66424861
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-03-12 00:08:14
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.ESLN.HHZ. 2019-03-12T00:01:30.80 0.6 undecidable manual S 239 0.2617 50 -0.24 49
IV.ESML.HHE. 2019-03-12T00:01:29.01 0.6 undecidable manual P 235 0.366 50 0.6 43
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2019-03-12T00:01:28.43 0.1 undecidable manual P 305 0.3714 50 -0.08 98
IV.EVRN.HNN. 2019-03-12T00:01:28.53 0.3 undecidable manual S 215 0.1691 118 0.54 69
IV.EPIT.HHN. 2019-03-12T00:01:28.10 0.3 undecidable manual S 264 0.1601 119 0.41 72
IV.MTTG.HHE. 2019-03-12T00:01:28.81 0.1 undecidable manual P 63 0.3894 50 0 99
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2019-03-12T00:01:27.74 0.3 undecidable manual P 269 0.3175 50 0.17 73
IV.MPNC.HHN. 2019-03-12T00:01:27.96 0.6 undecidable manual P 13 0.3274 50 0.22 48
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-03-12T00:01:27.67 0.6 undecidable manual S 352 0.1448 122 0.5 47
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2019-03-12T00:01:26.66 0.3 positive manual P 268 0.2437 50 0.34 72
IV.ECTS.EHZ. 2019-03-12T00:01:26.13 0.6 undecidable manual S 296 0.1214 127 -0.3 49
IV.ESLN.HHZ. 2019-03-12T00:01:26.23 0.1 undecidable manual P 239 0.2617 50 -0.4 94
IV.ENIC.HHE. 2019-03-12T00:01:26.95 0.6 undecidable manual P 224 0.2716 50 0.16 49
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-03-12T00:01:24.40 0.3 positive manual P 352 0.1448 122 0.01 78
IV.EPOZ.HHZ. 2019-03-12T00:01:24.68 0.3 undecidable manual P 200 0.1655 119 -0.11 76
IV.EPIT.HHN. 2019-03-12T00:01:24.59 0.3 undecidable manual P 264 0.1601 119 -0.1 76
IV.EMCN.HNE. 2019-03-12T00:01:24.93 0.1 undecidable manual P 258 0.1817 116 -0.18 100
IV.EVRN.HNN. 2019-03-12T00:01:24.51 0.3 undecidable manual P 215 0.1691 118 -0.35 72
IV.ECTS.EHZ. 2019-03-12T00:01:23.35 0.3 undecidable manual P 296 0.1214 127 -0.61 68
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.ECTS.EHE. ML:2 0.0010900525 0.34 AML other m 2019-03-12T00:01:26.33
IV.ECTS.EHN. ML:0 0.0011299795 0.14 AML other m 2019-03-12T00:01:26.36
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:0 0.0010115 0.2 AML other m 2019-03-12T00:01:28.46
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:0 0.0006564381 0.42 AML other m 2019-03-12T00:01:29.56
IV.EPOZ.HHE. ML:0 0.001917511 0.3 AML other m 2019-03-12T00:01:30.53
IV.EPOZ.HHN. ML:0 0.0023796345 0.36 AML other m 2019-03-12T00:01:32.80
IV.ESLN.HHE. ML:0 0.000439 0.9 AML other m 2019-03-12T00:01:35.48
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:0 0.00019852545 0.36 AML other m 2019-03-12T00:01:36.57
IV.EPZF.HHN. ML:0 0.000865 0.32 AML other m 2019-03-12T00:01:36.41
IV.EMSG.HHN. ML:0 0.00156 0.26 AML other m 2019-03-12T00:01:37.21
IV.EMSG.HHE. ML:0 0.00143 0.54 AML other m 2019-03-12T00:01:38.65
IV.EPZF.HHE. ML:0 0.000583 0.28 AML other m 2019-03-12T00:01:38.98
IV.ESLN.HHN. ML:0 0.00034160235 0.66 AML other m 2019-03-12T00:01:40.06
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:0 0.0001209789 0.26 AML other m 2019-03-12T00:01:39.71
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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