Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.4 on date 04-04-2019 and time 23:29:30 (Italy) in region Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina)

A magnitude ML 2.4 earthquake occured in region: Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina), on

  • 04-04-2019 21:29:30 (UTC)
  • 04-04-2019 23:29:30 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.21, 14.84 at 119 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
Piraino ME 6 3962 3962
Brolo ME 6 5783 9745
Gioiosa Marea ME 7 7074 16819
Capo d'Orlando ME 10 13254 30073
Naso ME 11 3813 33886
Ficarra ME 11 1469 35355
Sant'Angelo di Brolo ME 12 3090 38445
Montagnareale ME 13 1615 40060
Patti ME 14 13431 53491
Sinagra ME 14 2705 56196
Castell'Umberto ME 15 3128 59324
Mirto ME 16 974 60298
Librizzi ME 17 1660 61958
Capri Leone ME 17 4515 66473
San Salvatore di Fitalia ME 17 1319 67792
Frazzanò ME 18 711 68503
Raccuja ME 19 1041 69544
Ucria ME 19 1058 70602
Torrenova ME 20 4386 74988
San Marco d'Alunzio ME 20 1996 76984

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
63 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
71 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
73 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
82 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 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 ( 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.
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 ( 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 2.4 2019-04-04
38.21 14.84 119 2019-04-04
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 67261261
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2019-04-04 21:29:30 ± 0.33
Latitude 38.21 ± 0.02
Longitude 14.84 ± 0.02
Depth (km) 119 ± 3 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 67261261


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 2114
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1828
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 160
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 2110
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 83
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 38
Number of defining phases 22
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.48
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 1.57381
Number of stations at which the event was observed 31
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 15
Magnitude information


Field Value
Value 2.4
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 39
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 67261261
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-04-04 21:54:15
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.MTMR.HNZ. 2019-04-04T21:30:58.71 3.0 undecidable manual Sg 13.93 0
IV.LADO.EHZ. 2019-04-04T21:30:28.27 3.0 undecidable manual Sg -0.39 0
IV.MODR.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:30:27.19 3.0 undecidable manual Pg 11.17 0
IV.MRVN.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:30:25.57 3.0 undecidable manual Pg 9.59 0
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:30:18.51 0.3 undecidable manual S 45 1.4902 121 0.32 51
IV.PTRJ.HNZ. 2019-04-04T21:30:16.87 3.0 undecidable manual Pn -0.85 0
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:30:14.19 0.3 undecidable manual S 79 1.2743 126 0.31 58
OT.TAR1.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:30:14.21 3.0 undecidable manual Pn -1.21 0
IV.MIDA.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:30:13.32 3.0 positive manual Pn -8.35 0
IV.LTRZ.EHZ. 2019-04-04T21:30:13.35 3.0 negative manual Pg -0.1 0
IV.CAFE.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:30:06.87 3.0 positive manual Pn -6.5 0
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:30:05.60 0.3 undecidable manual S 86 0.8283 139 -0.34 61
IV.GALF.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:30:04.33 0.3 undecidable manual S 203 0.5468 150 2.29 24
IV.MARS.EHZ. 2019-04-04T21:30:02.70 3.0 positive manual Pn 0.56 0
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:30:01.78 0.6 undecidable manual S 128 0.3921 158 1.35 32
MN.TIP.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:30:01.82 3.0 negative manual Pg 1.53 0
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:29:59.00 0.1 undecidable manual S 34 0.1961 169 -0.08 100
IV.CET2.HHE. 2019-04-04T21:29:59.42 0.1 undecidable manual P 33 1.5738 120 0.48 61
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:29:59.03 0.6 undecidable manual S 79 0.3121 162 -0.75 39
IV.CRJA.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:29:58.90 3.0 negative manual Pn 0.9 0
IV.MBFT.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:29:58.07 3.0 negative manual Pn 0.06 0
MN.CLTB.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:29:57.60 3.0 negative manual Pn 0.38 0
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:29:57.98 0.1 undecidable manual P 45 1.4902 121 0.04 72
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:29:55.46 0.1 undecidable manual P 79 1.2743 126 0.01 81
IV.CORL.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:29:55.16 0.1 undecidable manual P 256 1.251 126 -0.03 81
IV.MPG.SHZ. 2019-04-04T21:29:53.48 3.0 negative manual Pn -0.64 0
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:29:52.52 0.1 undecidable manual P 170 1.0711 131 -0.73 67
IV.ALJA.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:29:52.87 0.1 undecidable manual P 242 0.974 134 0.61 74
IV.SOLUN.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:29:52.40 0.1 undecidable manual P 264 1.0351 132 -0.48 79
IV.CPTP.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:29:51.69 3.0 negative manual Pn -0.67 0
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:29:50.50 0.1 undecidable manual P 86 0.8283 139 -0.37 83
IV.CSLB.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:29:49.15 0.1 undecidable manual P 246 0.6754 145 -0.41 85
IV.GALF.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:29:49.34 0.1 undecidable manual P 203 0.5468 150 0.73 79
IV.CAGR.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:29:48.71 1.0 undecidable manual P 205 0.6493 146 -0.65 19
IV.IACL.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:29:48.22 0.1 undecidable manual P 310 0.4964 153 -0.06 96
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:29:47.96 0.1 undecidable manual P 128 0.3921 158 0.28 94
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:29:46.56 0.3 undecidable manual P 79 0.3121 162 -0.75 61
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2019-04-04T21:29:46.68 0.1 undecidable manual P 34 0.1961 169 -0.23 98
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.ALJA.HHE. ML:2.4 0.00011 0.48 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:29:54.88
IV.ALJA.HHN. ML:2.3 9.88E-5 0.96 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:29:56.10
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:0 0.00012186605 0.4736 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:02.17
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:0 0.0001495 0.62 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:02.56
IV.GALF.HHE. ML:0 0.0003386229 0.64 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:05.45
IV.GALF.HHN. ML:0 0.000278575 0.5632 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:06.28
IV.MILZ.HHE. ML:2.5 0.0002248767 0.5248 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:02.45
IV.MILZ.HHN. ML:2.4 0.00017400795 0.4096 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:29:59.59
IV.IVPL.HHE. ML:2.4 0.0001740238 1.7024 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:13.88
IV.IACL.HHE. ML:2.4 0.00014903335 1.4976 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:27.41
IV.IACL.HHN. ML:2.4 0.0001563248 1.1904 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:09.56
IV.CAGR.HHE. ML:2.5 0.00019411875 0.8064 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:08.61
IV.CAGR.HHN. ML:2.8 0.0003765429 0.7424 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:09.11
IV.CSLB.HHE. ML:1.5 2.06225195E-5 0.6144 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:05.42
IV.CSLB.HHN. ML:1.8 3.329469E-5 0.9984 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:12.89
IV.GALF.HNE. ML:2.3 0.000120180425 0.9344 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:05.74
IV.GALF.HNN. ML:2.3 0.0001371706 0.6656 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:06.55
MN.CEL.HHE. ML:2.1 6.667897E-5 0.704 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:11.01
MN.CEL.HHN. ML:2.4 0.0001161917 0.64 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:08.82
MN.CEL.HNE. ML:2.1 7.2214325E-5 0.4864 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:06.67
MN.CEL.HNN. ML:2.3 0.00010020629 0.6784 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:08.50
IV.CPTP.HHE. ML:2.7 0.0002117926 1.8432 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:11.93
IV.CPTP.HHN. ML:2.7 0.0002287224 2.0608 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:34.48
IV.SOLUN.HHE. ML:2.4 0.00011076831 1.8176 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:30.35
IV.SSY.HHE. ML:3.1 0.00053361205 1.7664 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:16.09
IV.SSY.HHN. ML:3.1 0.0004736931 1.0752 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:22.96
IV.MPG.SHE. ML:0 3.4580575E-5 1.728 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:16.58
IV.MPG.SHN. ML:0 2.610471E-5 1.152 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:22.43
IV.CORL.HHE. ML:2.6 0.00015066925 2.7648 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:40.22
IV.CORL.HHN. ML:2.6 0.000132154 1.6768 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:18.43
IV.PLAC.HHE. ML:2.7 0.00015917695 0.4608 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:16.54
IV.PLAC.HHN. ML:2.5 0.00011609 1.0112 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:18.11
IV.PLAC.HNE. ML:2.6 0.000122601085 0.5376 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:15.79
IV.PLAC.HNN. ML:2.7 0.00016255215 0.4608 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:16.54
MN.CLTB.HHE. ML:2.5 0.00010672204 0.3584 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:29:59.26
IV.CAR1.HHE. ML:2.3 6.2204455E-5 0.7808 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:37.75
IV.CAR1.HHN. ML:2.4 7.252533E-5 1.024 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:19.48
IV.MBFT.HHE. ML:2.2 4.85451E-5 2.2784 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:39.01
IV.MBFT.HHN. ML:2.3 5.4900425E-5 1.92 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:20.50
IV.MBFT.HNN. ML:2.7 0.00014040925 0.7936 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:29.56
MN.TIP.HHN. ML:2.4 5.3289445E-5 1.4208 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:36.72
MN.TIP.HNE. ML:2.6 8.5811575E-5 1.7408 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:46.80
MN.TIP.HNN. ML:2.5 7.335654E-5 1.3184 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:36.86
IV.MARS.EHE. ML:3.2 0.0003492828 1.8176 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:56.74
IV.MARS.EHN. ML:3.3 0.00044112355 1.9072 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:06.36
IV.LTRZ.HNE. ML:3.3 0.0002074632 1.0624 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:27.11
IV.LTRZ.HNN. ML:3.4 0.0002275955 0.96 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:54.66
IV.LTRZ.EHE. ML:3 8.79742E-5 1.3568 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:30:46.85
OT.TAR1.HHN. ML:3.1 0.00010550814 1.0624 AML other m 2019-04-04T21:31:14.88
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, 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, 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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