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Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.5 on date 16-03-2019 and time 00:06:14 (UTC) in region 6 km SW Novara di Sicilia (ME)

A magnitude ML 1.5 earthquake occured in region: 6 km SW Novara di Sicilia (ME), on

  • 16-03-2019 00:06:14 (UTC)
  • 16-03-2019 01:06:14 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.99, 15.08 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
Novara di Sicilia ME 6 1337 1337
Montalbano Elicona ME 7 2287 3624
Tripi ME 7 873 4497
Malvagna ME 8 733 5230
Basicò ME 8 612 5842
Fondachelli-Fantina ME 8 1019 6861
Roccella Valdemone ME 9 666 7527
Moio Alcantara ME 10 717 8244
Francavilla di Sicilia ME 11 3945 12189
San Piero Patti ME 12 2915 15104
Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea ME 12 1531 16635
Castiglione di Sicilia CT 13 3215 19850
Santa Domenica Vittoria ME 13 980 20830
Motta Camastra ME 13 845 21675
Furnari ME 14 3784 25459
Falcone ME 14 2808 28267
Floresta ME 15 485 28752
Antillo ME 15 919 29671
Oliveri ME 15 2181 31852
Rodì Milici ME 16 2056 33908
Librizzi ME 16 1660 35568
Raccuja ME 16 1041 36609
Castroreale ME 17 2504 39113
Randazzo CT 17 10900 50013
Graniti ME 17 1492 51505
Linguaglossa CT 18 5403 56908
Limina ME 18 836 57744
Roccafiorita ME 18 197 57941
Terme Vigliatore ME 18 7395 65336
Ucria ME 18 1058 66394
Gaggi ME 19 3184 69578
Patti ME 20 13431 83009
Montagnareale ME 20 1615 84624
Mongiuffi Melia ME 20 600 85224

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
43 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
48 Km SW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
51 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
54 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity
Seismic hazard
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 1.5 2019-03-16
00:06:14
37.99 15.08 10 2019-03-16
00:12:33
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 66573621
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2019-03-16 00:06:14 ± 0.07
Latitude 37.99 ± 0.00
Longitude 15.08 ± 0.00
Depth (km) 10 ± 0 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 66573621

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 550
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 288
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 153
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 550
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 123
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 15
Number of defining phases 15
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.22
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.05936
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.43527
Number of stations at which the event was observed 9
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 9
Magnitude information

ML:1.5

Field Value
Value 1.5
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 12
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 66573621
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-03-16 00:12:33
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2019-03-16T00:06:24.28 0.3 undecidable manual S 226 0.241 50 0.17 70
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2019-03-16T00:06:24.58 0.3 undecidable manual S 54 0.2662 50 -0.29 68
IV.MSRU.HHE. 2019-03-16T00:06:23.50 0.3 undecidable manual P 51 0.4353 50 0.23 67
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2019-03-16T00:06:21.51 0.3 undecidable manual S 288 0.1691 118 -0.16 72
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2019-03-16T00:06:20.44 0.3 undecidable manual P 54 0.2662 50 0.05 72
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-03-16T00:06:20.15 0.3 undecidable manual S 99 0.1232 126 -0.02 74
IV.ECTS.EHZ. 2019-03-16T00:06:19.52 0.3 undecidable manual S 163 0.1133 129 -0.34 70
IV.EMCN.HNE. 2019-03-16T00:06:19.65 0.3 undecidable manual P 190 0.2023 114 0.45 67
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2019-03-16T00:06:19.28 0.3 undecidable manual P 211 0.197 115 0.18 71
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2019-03-16T00:06:19.63 0.3 undecidable manual P 226 0.241 50 -0.32 68
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2019-03-16T00:06:18.46 0.1 undecidable manual P 288 0.1691 118 -0.08 97
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2019-03-16T00:06:18.41 0.1 undecidable manual S 51 0.0594 147 -0.03 100
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-03-16T00:06:17.71 0.3 undecidable manual P 99 0.1232 126 0.03 74
IV.ECTS.EHZ. 2019-03-16T00:06:17.34 0.1 undecidable manual P 163 0.1133 129 -0.16 96
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2019-03-16T00:06:16.99 0.1 undecidable manual P 51 0.0594 147 0.31 94
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.NOV.HHE. ML:1.6 0.00067326905 0.22 AML other m 2019-03-16T00:06:19.85
IV.NOV.HHN. ML:1.8 0.0009278338 0.28 AML other m 2019-03-16T00:06:19.40
IV.ECTS.EHE. ML:1.3 0.0002037468 0.2 AML other m 2019-03-16T00:06:20.23
IV.ECTS.EHN. ML:1.5 0.0003226784 0.18 AML other m 2019-03-16T00:06:21.00
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:1.6 0.00037091795 0.22 AML other m 2019-03-16T00:06:20.32
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:1.6 0.0004344419 0.36 AML other m 2019-03-16T00:06:20.70
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:1.1 9.244539E-5 0.24 AML other m 2019-03-16T00:06:21.92
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:1.2 0.00012643965 0.32 AML other m 2019-03-16T00:06:21.92
IV.EMSG.HHE. ML:1.6 0.00028461455 0.22 AML other m 2019-03-16T00:06:23.60
IV.EMSG.HHN. ML:1.7 0.0003265393 0.28 AML other m 2019-03-16T00:06:24.60
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:1.2 7.753323E-5 0.76 AML other m 2019-03-16T00:06:32.40
IV.MPNC.HHN. ML:1.4 0.00012648221 0.52 AML other m 2019-03-16T00:06:26.08
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
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