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Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.3 on date 16-03-2019 and time 10:48:19 (UTC) in region Isole Eolie (Messina)

A magnitude ML 1.3 earthquake occured in region: Isole Eolie (Messina), on

  • 16-03-2019 10:48:19 (UTC)
  • 16-03-2019 11:48:19 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.37, 15 at 11 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Gruppo Analisi Dati Sismici, Osservatorio Etneo.

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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
Lipari ME 12 12753 12753

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
52 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
63 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
86 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
97 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity
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 200 ML 1.3 2019-03-16
10:48:19
38.37 15 11 2019-03-16
11:09:03
Gruppo Analisi Dati Sismici, Osservatorio Etneo 66592771
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2019-03-16 10:48:19
Latitude 38.37
Longitude 15.00
Depth (km) 11 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 200 -> BULLETIN-OE
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 66592771

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description horizontal uncertainty
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter)
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter)
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi)
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 1300
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 94
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 1
Number of defining phases 1
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.13
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree)
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree)
Number of stations at which the event was observed 0
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 0
Magnitude information

ML:1.3

Field Value
Value 1.3
Uncertainty 0.1
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 66592771
Agency INGV
Autore Gruppo Analisi Dati Sismici, Osservatorio Etneo
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-03-16 11:09:03
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
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