Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.6 on date 17-08-2019 and time 03:03:27 (Italy) in region 4 km E Montalbano Elicona (ME)

A magnitude ML 1.6 earthquake occured in region: 4 km E Montalbano Elicona (ME), on

  • 17-08-2019 01:03:27 (UTC)
  • 17-08-2019 03:03:27 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.02, 15.06 at 9 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
Montalbano Elicona ME 4 2287 2287
Basicò ME 5 612 2899
Tripi ME 5 873 3772
Novara di Sicilia ME 6 1337 5109
San Piero Patti ME 9 2915 8024
Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea ME 10 1531 9555
Fondachelli-Fantina ME 10 1019 10574
Roccella Valdemone ME 11 666 11240
Furnari ME 11 3784 15024
Falcone ME 11 2808 17832
Malvagna ME 11 733 18565
Oliveri ME 12 2181 20746
Librizzi ME 13 1660 22406
Moio Alcantara ME 14 717 23123
Rodì Milici ME 14 2056 25179
Floresta ME 14 485 25664
Raccuja ME 14 1041 26705
Santa Domenica Vittoria ME 15 980 27685
Francavilla di Sicilia ME 15 3945 31630
Terme Vigliatore ME 16 7395 39025
Castroreale ME 16 2504 41529
Patti ME 16 13431 54960
Montagnareale ME 16 1615 56575
Castiglione di Sicilia CT 16 3215 59790
Ucria ME 16 1058 60848
Antillo ME 17 919 61767
Motta Camastra ME 17 845 62612
Randazzo CT 19 10900 73512
Sant'Angelo di Brolo ME 19 3090 76602
Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto ME 20 41583 118185
Sinagra ME 20 2705 120890

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
46 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
47 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
52 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
58 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 1.6 2019-08-17
01:03:27
38.02 15.06 9 2019-08-17
01:09:54
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 71559801
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2019-08-17 01:03:27 ± 0.09
Latitude 38.02 ± 0.01
Longitude 15.06 ± 0.00
Depth (km) 9 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 71559801

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 504
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 409
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 12
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 500
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 72
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 16
Number of defining phases 14
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.2
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.37142
Number of stations at which the event was observed 11
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 9
Magnitude information

ML:1.6

Field Value
Value 1.6
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 14
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 71559801
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-08-17 01:09:54
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.AGST.EHZ. 2019-08-17T01:03:43.31 3.0 undecidable manual P 0.3 0
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2019-08-17T01:03:41.05 0.6 undecidable manual S 272 0.3714 50 -0.05 47
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2019-08-17T01:03:38.24 3.0 positive manual P 1.78 0
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2019-08-17T01:03:37.81 0.6 undecidable manual S 220 0.2554 108 0.24 47
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2019-08-17T01:03:35.13 0.6 undecidable manual P 272 0.3714 50 -0.11 47
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2019-08-17T01:03:35.49 1.0 positive manual P 350 0.3615 50 0.43 22
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2019-08-17T01:03:34.05 0.6 positive manual P 28 0.2833 50 0.32 47
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-08-17T01:03:34.00 0.6 undecidable manual S 110 0.143 120 0.41 46
IV.ECTS.EHZ. 2019-08-17T01:03:33.46 0.6 undecidable manual S 162 0.1457 120 -0.25 48
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2019-08-17T01:03:33.83 0.6 undecidable manual S 278 0.1511 119 -0.03 50
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2019-08-17T01:03:33.08 0.6 negative manual P 220 0.2554 108 -0.12 48
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2019-08-17T01:03:33.15 0.1 negative manual P 61 0.2599 108 -0.15 96
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2019-08-17T01:03:32.96 0.6 positive manual P 204 0.2194 111 0.52 45
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-08-17T01:03:30.77 0.1 positive manual P 110 0.143 120 -0.13 99
IV.ECTS.EHZ. 2019-08-17T01:03:30.80 0.3 undecidable manual P 162 0.1457 120 -0.17 73
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2019-08-17T01:03:30.96 0.1 positive manual P 278 0.1511 119 -0.1 100
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.ECTS.EHE. ML:1.6 0.0003735 1.12 AML other m 2019-08-17T01:03:33.84
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:1.5 0.0002685 0.76 AML other m 2019-08-17T01:03:34.24
IV.ECTS.EHN. ML:1.8 0.0005635 0.18 AML other m 2019-08-17T01:03:34.24
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:1.5 0.0002775 0.44 AML other m 2019-08-17T01:03:34.45
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:1.8 0.000639 1.68 AML other m 2019-08-17T01:03:35.02
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:1.6 0.000396 0.2 AML other m 2019-08-17T01:03:35.24
IV.EMSG.HHN. ML:1.8 0.000381 0.26 AML other m 2019-08-17T01:03:39.15
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:1.3 9.54E-5 0.64 AML other m 2019-08-17T01:03:40.56
IV.EPZF.HHN. ML:1.6 0.000188 0.9 AML other m 2019-08-17T01:03:40.31
IV.EPZF.HHE. ML:1.7 0.0002365 0.84 AML other m 2019-08-17T01:03:41.23
IV.MPNC.HHN. ML:1.4 0.00014 0.66 AML other m 2019-08-17T01:03:42.42
IV.EMSG.HHE. ML:1.8 0.0003795 0.44 AML other m 2019-08-17T01:03:42.49
IV.IVPL.HHE. ML:1.6 0.000133 1.44 AML other m 2019-08-17T01:03:44.24
IV.IVPL.HHN. ML:1.5 0.000122 0.88 AML other m 2019-08-17T01:03:51.27
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
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