Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.3 on date 16-03-2019 and time 02:21:46 (Italy) in region 4 km W Novara di Sicilia (ME)

A magnitude ML 2.3 earthquake occured in region: 4 km W Novara di Sicilia (ME), on

  • 16-03-2019 01:21:46 (UTC)
  • 16-03-2019 02:21:46 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38, 15.08 at 8 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
Novara di Sicilia ME 5 1337 1337
Tripi ME 6 873 2210
Montalbano Elicona ME 7 2287 4497
Basicò ME 7 612 5109
Fondachelli-Fantina ME 8 1019 6128
Malvagna ME 10 733 6861
Roccella Valdemone ME 10 666 7527
Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea ME 11 1531 9058
San Piero Patti ME 12 2915 11973
Moio Alcantara ME 12 717 12690
Francavilla di Sicilia ME 12 3945 16635
Furnari ME 12 3784 20419
Falcone ME 13 2808 23227
Castiglione di Sicilia CT 14 3215 26442
Oliveri ME 14 2181 28623
Motta Camastra ME 14 845 29468
Rodì Milici ME 14 2056 31524
Santa Domenica Vittoria ME 14 980 32504
Antillo ME 14 919 33423
Floresta ME 15 485 33908
Librizzi ME 15 1660 35568
Castroreale ME 16 2504 38072
Raccuja ME 16 1041 39113
Terme Vigliatore ME 17 7395 46508
Graniti ME 18 1492 48000
Limina ME 18 836 48836
Roccafiorita ME 18 197 49033
Randazzo CT 18 10900 59933
Ucria ME 19 1058 60991
Linguaglossa CT 19 5403 66394
Patti ME 19 13431 79825
Montagnareale ME 19 1615 81440
Gaggi ME 20 3184 84624
Mongiuffi Melia ME 20 600 85224
Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto ME 20 41583 126807

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
44 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
47 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
50 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
55 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity

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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

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 *

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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 2.3 2019-03-16
01:21:46
38 15.09 8 2019-08-22
08:24:54
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 66938971
Rev 100 ML 2.2 2019-03-16
01:21:46
38 15.09 8 2019-03-16
01:33:01
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 66574311
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2019-03-16 01:21:46 ± 0.07
Latitude 38.00 ± 0.00
Longitude 15.09 ± 0.00
Depth (km) 8 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 66938971

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 375
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 359
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 155
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 370
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 61
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 50
Number of defining phases 47
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.38
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 1.52885
Number of stations at which the event was observed 30
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 28
Magnitudes information

ML:2.3

Field Value
Value 2.3
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 25
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 66938971
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-03-26 15:42:24

ML:2.2

Field Value
Value 2.2
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 28
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 66574311
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-03-16 01:33:01
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.SALB.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:22:50.19 3.0 undecidable manual Sn 0.34 0
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:22:33.35 3.0 undecidable manual S 1.5288 -1.57 0
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:22:13.12 3.0 undecidable manual P 1.5288 -1.3 0
IV.IACL.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:22:13.51 0.6 undecidable manual S 313 0.7806 50 0.75 36
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2019-03-16T01:22:12.72 0.6 undecidable manual S 84 0.7662 50 0.4 41
IV.IFIL.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:22:10.83 0.6 undecidable manual S 325 0.6898 50 0.77 36
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:22:09.61 0.3 undecidable manual S 195 0.6745 50 -0.01 68
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:22:08.12 0.1 undecidable manual P 67 1.152 50 0.13 79
IV.GALF.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:22:05.19 0.6 undecidable manual S 235 0.5027 50 0.67 40
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:22:03.96 0.3 undecidable manual S 90 0.4838 50 -0.01 71
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:22:01.91 0.3 undecidable manual S 348 0.3831 50 0.94 54
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:22:01.65 0.6 undecidable manual S 52 0.4227 50 -0.51 43
IV.IVGP.HHE. 2019-03-16T01:22:01.72 0.6 undecidable manual S 346 0.4065 50 0.06 47
IV.IACL.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:22:00.96 0.1 undecidable manual P 313 0.7806 50 -0.67 75
IV.IFIL.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:22:00.09 0.1 undecidable manual P 325 0.6898 50 0.02 90
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2019-03-16T01:22:00.80 0.1 undecidable manual P 84 0.7662 50 -0.58 78
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:21:59.64 0.1 undecidable manual P 68 0.6862 50 -0.37 84
IV.ESLN.HHE. 2019-03-16T01:21:59.17 0.6 undecidable manual S 196 0.3211 102 0.09 48
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:21:59.09 0.1 undecidable manual P 195 0.6745 50 -0.73 75
IV.CAGR.HHE. 2019-03-16T01:21:59.46 0.6 undecidable manual P 231 0.598 50 0.95 34
IV.GMB.BHE. 2019-03-16T01:21:58.44 0.3 undecidable manual P -0.23 71
IV.MNO.SHZ. 2019-03-16T01:21:58.34 0.3 undecidable manual S 257 0.3157 102 -0.54 65
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:21:56.79 0.3 undecidable manual S 225 0.2536 105 0.25 70
IV.GALF.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:21:56.56 0.1 undecidable manual P 235 0.5027 50 -0.31 88
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:21:56.71 0.1 undecidable manual S 56 0.2554 105 0.1 97
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:21:56.15 0.1 undecidable manual P 90 0.4838 50 -0.41 87
IV.ESML.HHE. 2019-03-16T01:21:56.26 0.6 undecidable manual P 203 0.4173 50 0.85 37
IT.RCU.HGE. 2019-03-16T01:21:56.03 0.1 undecidable manual P -0.32 96
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:21:56.94 0.6 undecidable manual S 23 0.2923 103 -1.06 35
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:21:55.30 0.1 undecidable manual S 211 0.2104 108 0.33 93
IV.IVGP.HHE. 2019-03-16T01:21:55.23 0.1 undecidable manual P 346 0.4065 50 0.01 96
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:21:55.09 0.1 undecidable manual P 348 0.3831 50 0.27 91
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:21:55.38 0.1 undecidable manual P 52 0.4227 50 -0.13 93
IV.ENIC.HHE. 2019-03-16T01:21:55.64 0.3 undecidable manual P 188 0.3741 50 0.96 54
IV.EPOZ.HHE. 2019-03-16T01:21:54.67 0.1 undecidable manual P 166 0.3399 50 0.58 85
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:21:53.57 0.1 undecidable manual S 284 0.1709 112 0.02 100
IV.MNO.SHZ. 2019-03-16T01:21:53.03 0.1 undecidable manual P 257 0.3157 102 -0.59 85
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:21:53.09 0.1 undecidable manual P 23 0.2923 103 -0.02 98
IV.ESLN.HHE. 2019-03-16T01:21:53.95 0.3 undecidable manual P 196 0.3211 102 0.22 70
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:21:52.34 0.1 undecidable manual P 56 0.2554 105 0.03 98
IV.ECTS.EHZ. 2019-03-16T01:21:51.75 0.1 undecidable manual S 167 0.1232 119 -0.14 99
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:21:51.54 0.1 undecidable manual P 225 0.2536 105 -0.73 81
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:21:51.19 0.1 undecidable manual P 211 0.2104 108 -0.17 96
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:21:51.98 0.1 undecidable manual S 105 0.1205 120 0.19 97
IV.EMCN.HNE. 2019-03-16T01:21:51.59 0.1 undecidable manual P 191 0.2149 108 0.14 97
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:21:50.34 0.3 undecidable manual S 58 0.0477 145 0.66 65
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:21:50.41 0.1 undecidable manual P 284 0.1709 112 -0.13 98
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:21:49.65 0.1 undecidable manual P 105 0.1205 120 0.13 99
IV.ECTS.EHZ. 2019-03-16T01:21:49.27 0.1 undecidable manual P 167 0.1232 119 -0.31 95
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2019-03-16T01:21:48.94 0.1 undecidable manual P 58 0.0477 145 0.63 88
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.NOV.HHN. ML:0 0.009990482 0.24 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:21:51.35
IV.NOV.HHE. ML:0 0.0080832365 0.2 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:21:51.81
IV.ECTS.EHE. ML:2.3 0.0023885145 0.2 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:21:52.28
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:2.6 0.00414008 0.22 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:21:52.40
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:2.6 0.005222068 0.32 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:21:52.68
IV.ECTS.EHN. ML:2.5 0.003342501 1.74 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:21:53.96
IV.EMSG.HHE. ML:2.7 0.003399437 0.24 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:21:55.41
IV.EMSG.HHN. ML:2.7 0.003184156 0.26 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:21:56.54
IV.EPZF.HHE. ML:2.3 0.0010274252 0.34 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:21:57.59
IV.MPNC.HHN. ML:2.2 0.00085546325 0.32 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:21:57.81
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:2.2 0.00077839115 1.8 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:21:58.96
IV.MILZ.HHN. ML:2 0.00044952065 0.16 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:21:58.86
IV.MNO.SHN. ML:0 0.00085849715 1.28 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:21:59.01
IV.MNO.SHE. ML:0 0.0005957494 0.4 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:22:00.35
IV.MILZ.HHE. ML:2.1 0.0005547349 0.26 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:22:01.08
IV.EPZF.HHN. ML:2.3 0.00107719785 0.68 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:22:01.07
IV.IVPL.HHE. ML:2.3 0.0006495951 0.36 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:22:03.83
IV.MTTG.HHE. ML:1.7 0.00012536464 0.4 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:22:04.06
IV.IVPL.HHN. ML:2.3 0.0006976413 0.2 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:22:04.48
IV.MTTG.HHN. ML:1.8 0.00015605585 0.28 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:22:04.84
IV.MSRU.HHE. ML:2.3 0.00055119335 0.3 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:22:07.14
IV.MSRU.HHN. ML:2.1 0.00038806325 0.28 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:22:07.86
IV.GALF.HHN. ML:2.4 0.00054813095 0.5 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:22:08.68
IV.GALF.HHE. ML:2.4 0.00060599155 0.56 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:22:08.71
MN.CEL.HHN. ML:1.6 6.143521E-5 0.28 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:22:12.13
IV.IFIL.HHE. ML:2.7 0.00079104175 0.28 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:22:12.54
MN.CEL.HHE. ML:1.6 5.6682105E-5 0.2 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:22:13.41
MN.CEL.HNN. ML:1.7 7.550256E-5 0.64 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:22:13.11
IV.HLNI.HHE. ML:1.5 4.4246855E-5 1.72 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:22:13.97
IV.IFIL.HHN. ML:2.4 0.00041632335 0.42 AML other m 2019-03-16T01:22:19.06
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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