Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.3 on date 18-02-2020 and time 08:10:04 (Italy) in region Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina)

A magnitude ML 2.3 earthquake occured in region: Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina), on

  • 18-02-2020 07:10:04 (UTC)
  • 18-02-2020 08:10:04 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.19, 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
Oliveri ME 7 2181 2181
Falcone ME 8 2808 4989
Terme Vigliatore ME 9 7395 12384
Furnari ME 10 3784 16168
Patti ME 11 13431 29599
Rodì Milici ME 12 2056 31655
Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea ME 12 1531 33186
Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto ME 13 41583 74769
Montagnareale ME 13 1615 76384
Basicò ME 14 612 76996
Librizzi ME 15 1660 78656
Milazzo ME 15 31646 110302
Merì ME 15 2338 112640
Castroreale ME 15 2504 115144
Tripi ME 15 873 116017
Gioiosa Marea ME 17 7074 123091
San Filippo del Mela ME 17 7115 130206
San Piero Patti ME 18 2915 133121
Santa Lucia del Mela ME 19 4650 137771
Montalbano Elicona ME 19 2287 140058
Sant'Angelo di Brolo ME 19 3090 143148
Piraino ME 19 3962 147110
Novara di Sicilia ME 20 1337 148447
Pace del Mela ME 20 6239 154686

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

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

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Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours)

Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours) *

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Earthquakes of the last 90 days

Earthquakes of the last 90 days *

This map reports the Magnitudo ≥ 1.0 earthquake epicenters located in the 90 days preceding the time of the current earthquake occurrence, 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 https://emidius.mi.ingv.it/CPTI15-DBMI15/) 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
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
Bulletin
Rev1000
ML 2.3 2020-02-18
07:10:04
38.19 15.08 8 2020-07-18
21:08:34
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 78532591
Reviewed
Rev100
ML 2.3 2020-02-18
07:10:04
38.17 15.08 9 2020-02-18
07:17:34
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 76619261
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2020-02-18 07:10:04 ± 0.09
Latitude 38.19 ± 0.01
Longitude 15.08 ± 0.01
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 78532591

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 579
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 146
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 179
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 580
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 49
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 42
Number of defining phases 42
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.43
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.14389
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 1.50277
Number of stations at which the event was observed 26
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 26
Magnitudes information

ML:2.3

Field Value
Value 2.3
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 30
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 78532591
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-04-24 12:43:32

ML:2.3

Field Value
Value 2.3
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 38
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 76619261
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-02-18 07:17:34
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:41.06 0.6 undecidable manual S 76 1.0954 50 0.7 35
IV.CSLB.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:32.75 0.6 undecidable manual S 253 0.8436 50 -0.13 43
IV.PLLN.EHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:31.37 0.6 undecidable manual S 255 0.7635 50 0.86 35
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:31.20 0.6 undecidable manual S 98 0.7734 50 0.39 42
IV.CET2.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:30.08 0.3 undecidable manual P 27 1.5028 50 -2.21 17
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:28.48 0.3 undecidable manual P 39 1.3823 50 -1.75 28
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:27.12 0.6 undecidable manual S 83 0.6421 50 0.2 44
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:25.38 0.6 undecidable manual P 76 1.0954 50 0.05 41
IV.MTTG.HHE. 2020-02-18T07:10:24.49 0.6 undecidable manual S 111 0.5207 50 1.17 32
IV.SICLA.EHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:22.42 0.3 undecidable manual S 82 0.5018 50 -0.35 66
IV.PETRA.HHN. 2020-02-18T07:10:21.72 0.3 undecidable manual P 245 0.8391 50 0.77 54
IV.CSLB.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:20.58 0.3 undecidable manual P 253 0.8436 50 -0.43 61
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:19.36 0.6 undecidable manual S 248 0.4146 50 -0.82 38
IV.GALF.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:19.02 0.3 undecidable manual P 221 0.6259 50 1.72 34
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:19.63 0.3 undecidable manual P 98 0.7734 50 -0.19 65
IV.PLLN.EHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:19.83 0.3 undecidable manual P 255 0.7635 50 0.19 65
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:19.54 0.3 undecidable manual P 56 0.7563 50 0.01 68
IV.IACL.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:17.76 0.3 undecidable manual P 301 0.6655 50 -0.21 66
IV.ECTS.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:17.27 0.3 undecidable manual S 174 0.3076 103 0.3 70
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:17.24 0.1 undecidable manual P 83 0.6421 50 -0.33 86
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:17.99 0.3 undecidable manual S 77 0.3435 50 -0.09 72
IV.IFIL.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:15.71 0.3 undecidable manual P 314 0.5468 50 -0.22 68
IV.MTTG.HHE. 2020-02-18T07:10:15.33 0.3 undecidable manual P 111 0.5207 50 -0.16 69
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:14.35 0.3 undecidable manual S 151 0.2473 107 -0.39 69
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:14.25 0.3 undecidable manual P 196 0.3813 50 1.14 50
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:14.20 0.3 undecidable manual S 337 0.2041 110 1.04 54
IV.SICLA.EHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:14.83 0.1 undecidable manual P 82 0.5018 50 -0.34 89
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:13.11 0.3 undecidable manual S 228 0.2176 109 -0.55 67
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:13.26 0.1 positive manual P 248 0.4146 50 -0.42 89
IV.IVGP.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:13.80 0.3 undecidable manual S 336 0.2293 108 -0.27 71
IV.EPZF.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:13.93 0.6 undecidable manual P 206 0.4047 50 0.43 44
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:13.80 0.3 undecidable manual S 101 0.2176 109 0.16 73
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:12.42 0.3 undecidable manual P 77 0.3435 50 -0.05 73
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:11.00 0.3 undecidable manual S 55 0.1439 117 -0.04 76
IV.ECTS.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:11.92 0.3 undecidable manual P 174 0.3076 103 0.09 73
IV.ILLI.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:11.96 0.1 undecidable manual P 338 0.2779 105 0.77 80
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:10.39 0.1 undecidable manual P 151 0.2473 107 -0.14 97
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:09.69 0.1 positive manual P 337 0.2041 110 0.06 100
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:09.94 0.1 positive manual P 101 0.2176 109 0.04 100
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:09.53 0.1 negative manual P 228 0.2176 109 -0.39 93
IV.IVGP.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:09.87 0.1 undecidable manual P 336 0.2293 108 -0.28 95
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2020-02-18T07:10:08.58 0.1 negative manual P 55 0.1439 117 0.18 99
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.MILZ.HHN. ML:2.4 0.0021784045 0.3392 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:11.15
IV.MILZ.HHE. ML:2.5 0.003126387 0.2816 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:11.45
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:2.4 0.001595306 0.3424 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:13.22
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:2.5 0.0021993275 0.2816 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:13.64
IV.IVPL.HHE. ML:2.4 0.001818821 0.3616 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:15.66
IV.IVPL.HHN. ML:2.4 0.0017917265 0.16 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:14.33
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:2.6 0.002714942 0.2816 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:15.89
IV.MPNC.HHN. ML:2.8 0.003560933 0.2624 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:14.03
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:2.3 0.001156807 0.24 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:14.63
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:2.3 0.0010220094 0.2784 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:14.76
IV.MSFR.HHN. ML:2 0.0002674314 0.2784 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:20.37
IV.MSFR.HHE. ML:2 0.0002740925 0.3008 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:20.08
IV.SICLA.EHE. ML:2.5 0.00072350475 0.5024 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:24.18
IV.SICLA.EHN. ML:2.7 0.0012392765 0.3392 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:23.17
IV.IFIL.HHN. ML:2.7 0.00096120995 0.2624 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:30.87
IV.IFIL.HHE. ML:3 0.002086689 0.1824 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:28.56
MN.CEL.HHE. ML:2.2 0.00023575595 0.3392 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:32.49
MN.CEL.HHN. ML:2.2 0.0002764998 0.2592 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:29.43
MN.CEL.HNE. ML:2.2 0.00024251495 0.3392 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:32.49
MN.CEL.HNN. ML:2.2 0.00026309165 0.2784 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:29.44
IV.IACL.HHE. ML:2.5 0.0004931232 0.24 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:30.92
IV.IACL.HHN. ML:2.5 0.0004970795 0.24 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:33.76
IV.JOPP.HHE. ML:1.8 9.1539135E-5 0.1792 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:33.05
IV.JOPP.HHN. ML:2 0.00014700685 0.1984 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:33.60
IV.SOI.EHE. ML:2 0.0001341531 0.4992 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:39.06
IV.SOI.EHN. ML:2 0.00010948 0.7776 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:41.12
IV.PLLN.EHE. ML:2.3 0.0002451368 0.72 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:35.63
IV.PLLN.EHN. ML:2.4 0.0003368589 0.3808 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:37.36
IV.CSLB.HHN. ML:1.7 5.3228405E-5 0.3808 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:35.40
IV.CSLB.HHE. ML:1.6 4.407917E-5 0.4192 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:39.89
IV.PLAC.HHN. ML:2.1 9.462354E-5 0.3808 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:46.02
IV.PLAC.HNN. ML:2.3 0.00013405615 0.5408 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:45.67
IV.PLAC.HHE. ML:2.2 0.00013012825 0.5408 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:45.93
IV.PLAC.HNE. ML:2.1 9.135956E-5 0.4 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:46.02
IV.CAR1.HHE. ML:2.2 8.311685E-5 0.3776 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:57.26
IV.CAR1.HHN. ML:2.2 7.544848E-5 0.5376 AML other m 2020-02-18T07:10:59.50
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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