Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.9 on date 05-12-2019 and time 04:57:29 (Italy) in region Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina)

A magnitude ML 1.9 earthquake occured in region: Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina), on

  • 05-12-2019 03:57:29 (UTC)
  • 05-12-2019 04:57:29 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.21, 15.16 at 11 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
Milazzo ME 8 31646 31646
Terme Vigliatore ME 8 7395 39041
Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto ME 9 41583 80624
Merì ME 9 2338 82962
San Filippo del Mela ME 11 7115 90077
Rodì Milici ME 11 2056 92133
Furnari ME 12 3784 95917
Falcone ME 12 2808 98725
Oliveri ME 13 2181 100906
Castroreale ME 13 2504 103410
Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea ME 13 1531 104941
Pace del Mela ME 14 6239 111180
Santa Lucia del Mela ME 14 4650 115830
Gualtieri Sicaminò ME 15 1807 117637
Condrò ME 15 493 118130
Torregrotta ME 17 7431 125561
San Pier Niceto ME 18 2837 128398
Venetico ME 18 3911 132309
Patti ME 18 13431 145740
Basicò ME 18 612 146352
Tripi ME 19 873 147225
Valdina ME 19 1355 148580
Spadafora ME 19 5021 153601
Roccavaldina ME 19 1133 154734

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
35 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
44 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
66 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
79 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 100 ML 1.9 2019-12-05
03:57:29
38.21 15.16 11 2019-12-05
04:05:44
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 74330651
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2019-12-05 03:57:29 ± 0.04
Latitude 38.21 ± 0.00
Longitude 15.16 ± 0.00
Depth (km) 11 ± 0 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 74330651

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 285
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 205
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 85
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 280
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 84
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 20
Number of defining phases 19
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.14
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.58186
Number of stations at which the event was observed 11
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 10
Magnitude information

ML:1.9

Field Value
Value 1.9
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 8
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 74330651
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-12-05 04:05:44
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2019-12-05T03:57:49.18 0.6 undecidable manual S 85 0.5819 90 -0.27 44
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2019-12-05T03:57:46.15 0.1 undecidable manual S 248 0.4775 90 -0.22 90
IV.ILLI.HHZ. 2019-12-05T03:57:41.66 3.0 undecidable manual S 0.15 0
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2019-12-05T03:57:41.00 0.6 negative manual P 85 0.5819 90 -0.13 45
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2019-12-05T03:57:40.57 0.1 undecidable manual S 79 0.2815 91 0 98
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2019-12-05T03:57:40.35 0.1 undecidable manual S 233 0.2779 91 -0.1 96
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2019-12-05T03:57:39.61 0.6 positive manual P 248 0.4775 90 0.26 45
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-12-05T03:57:39.44 0.1 undecidable manual S 166 0.2464 91 -0.09 97
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2019-12-05T03:57:38.57 0.1 undecidable manual S 320 0.2158 91 -0.04 98
IV.ECTS.EHZ. 2019-12-05T03:57:37.32 0.6 positive manual P 185 0.3292 91 0.5 43
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2019-12-05T03:57:37.09 0.1 undecidable manual S 112 0.1673 92 -0.09 99
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2019-12-05T03:57:37.67 0.1 undecidable manual S 185 0.1835 92 0.02 99
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2019-12-05T03:57:36.08 1.0 negative manual P 79 0.2815 91 0.08 24
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2019-12-05T03:57:36.16 1.0 undecidable manual P 233 0.2779 91 0.22 23
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-12-05T03:57:35.39 1.0 negative manual P 166 0.2464 91 -0.01 25
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2019-12-05T03:57:34.98 0.3 positive manual P 320 0.2158 91 0.11 73
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2019-12-05T03:57:34.08 0.1 positive manual P 112 0.1673 92 0.03 99
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2019-12-05T03:57:34.36 0.6 undecidable manual P 185 0.1835 92 0.04 49
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2019-12-05T03:57:34.75 0.1 undecidable manual S 44 0.0845 124 -0.09 100
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2019-12-05T03:57:32.84 0.1 undecidable manual P 44 0.0845 124 0.14 98
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.MILZ.HHE. ML:2.4 0.00283 0.34 AML other m 2019-12-05T03:57:35.39
IV.MILZ.HHN. ML:2.1 0.00154 0.58 AML other m 2019-12-05T03:57:36.39
IV.MPNC.HHN. ML:1.9 0.000669 0.72 AML other m 2019-12-05T03:57:37.96
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:1.7 0.00041 0.94 AML other m 2019-12-05T03:57:38.86
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:1.7 0.00029 0.18 AML other m 2019-12-05T03:57:40.01
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:1.7 0.00026 0.16 AML other m 2019-12-05T03:57:40.09
IV.MSRU.HHE. ML:1.7 0.0002365 0.98 AML other m 2019-12-05T03:57:41.15
IV.MSRU.HHN. ML:1.7 0.000245 0.78 AML other m 2019-12-05T03:57:41.90
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
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