Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.2 on date 14-03-2020 and time 15:07:01 (UTC) in region Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina)

A magnitude ML 2.2 earthquake occured in region: Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina), on

  • 14-03-2020 15:07:01 (UTC)
  • 14-03-2020 16:07:01 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.31, 14.77 at 157 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
Capo d'Orlando ME 17 13254 13254
Brolo ME 18 5783 19037
Piraino ME 18 3962 22999
Gioiosa Marea ME 19 7074 30073

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
70 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
79 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
85 Km NW of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
94 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 3 days preceding this event

Earthquakes of the 3 days preceding this event *

This map reports the earthquake epicenters located in the 72 hours (3 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 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 90 days preceding this event

Earthquakes of the 90 days preceding this event *

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 from 1985 to the date of the event

Earthquakes from 1985 to the date of the event *

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 2019

Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2019 *

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
Preliminary map of the earthquake effects from the web questionnaire

Preliminary map of the earthquake effects from the web 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 2.2 2020-03-14
15:07:01
38.31 14.77 157 2020-07-18
21:08:36
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 78969641
Reviewed
Rev100
ML 2.2 2020-03-14
15:07:01
38.3 14.79 158 2020-03-14
15:23:07
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 77254941
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2020-03-14 15:07:01 ± 0.5
Latitude 38.31 ± 0.06
Longitude 14.77 ± 0.03
Depth (km) 157 ± 4 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 78969641

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 6268
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 907
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 171
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 6270
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 122
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 19
Number of defining phases 18
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.4
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 1.31121
Number of stations at which the event was observed 13
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 12
Magnitudes information

ML:2.2

Field Value
Value 2.2
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 17
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 78969641
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-06-22 17:33:57

ML:2.2

Field Value
Value 2.2
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 17
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 77254941
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-03-14 15:23:07
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.PAOL.HHZ. 2020-03-14T15:08:35.84 3.0 undecidable manual Sg 12.1 0
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2020-03-14T15:07:51.20 0.3 undecidable manual S 83 1.3112 134 0.23 63
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2020-03-14T15:07:45.20 0.3 undecidable manual S 93 0.8795 146 0.86 57
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2020-03-14T15:07:45.70 0.3 undecidable manual S 103 1.0333 142 -0.81 58
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2020-03-14T15:07:44.80 0.3 undecidable manual S 71 0.9191 145 -0.07 70
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2020-03-14T15:07:41.00 0.6 undecidable manual S 133 0.4955 159 0.9 41
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2020-03-14T15:07:38.60 0.3 undecidable manual S 96 0.3606 165 -0.51 69
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2020-03-14T15:07:30.35 0.1 negative manual P 83 1.3112 134 0.35 79
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2020-03-14T15:07:27.21 0.1 negative manual P 103 1.0333 142 -0.21 93
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2020-03-14T15:07:26.74 0.1 positive manual P 71 0.9191 145 0.26 90
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2020-03-14T15:07:25.90 0.1 positive manual P 93 0.8795 146 -0.27 94
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2020-03-14T15:07:25.48 0.3 undecidable manual P 113 0.7896 149 -0.02 73
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2020-03-14T15:07:23.92 0.1 undecidable manual P 133 0.4955 159 0.2 100
IV.MSRU.HHE. 2020-03-14T15:07:23.38 0.6 undecidable manual P 94 0.5783 156 -0.77 43
IV.IFIL.HHE. 2020-03-14T15:07:23.44 0.6 undecidable manual P 329 0.2977 167 0.5 50
IV.MUCR.HHE. 2020-03-14T15:07:23.40 0.3 undecidable manual P 164 0.2788 168 0.51 73
IV.MSFR.HHE. 2020-03-14T15:07:22.93 0.6 undecidable manual P 207 0.3112 167 -0.05 54
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2020-03-14T15:07:22.47 0.3 undecidable manual P 96 0.3606 165 -0.68 69
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2020-03-14T15:07:22.32 0.3 undecidable manual P 68 0.1745 173 -0.32 79
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.MILZ.HHN. ML:2.2 7.875646E-5 0.448 AML other m 2020-03-14T15:07:38.11
IV.MILZ.HHE. ML:2.4 0.0001142441 0.4224 AML other m 2020-03-14T15:07:38.12
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:2 3.91795E-5 0.6176 AML other m 2020-03-14T15:07:40.79
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:1.8 2.4366355E-5 1.2032 AML other m 2020-03-14T15:07:42.69
IV.JOPP.HHN. ML:2.1 3.9225574E-5 1.8336 AML other m 2020-03-14T15:07:45.04
IV.JOPP.HHE. ML:2.2 5.873414E-5 0.2176 AML other m 2020-03-14T15:07:45.23
MN.CEL.HHN. ML:2.2 6.223221E-5 0.3456 AML other m 2020-03-14T15:07:45.77
MN.CEL.HNN. ML:2.3 6.9826925E-5 0.384 AML other m 2020-03-14T15:07:45.96
MN.CEL.HHE. ML:2.2 4.873471E-5 0.3584 AML other m 2020-03-14T15:07:45.82
MN.CEL.HNE. ML:2.2 5.5251175E-5 0.448 AML other m 2020-03-14T15:07:45.61
IV.MTTG.HHN. ML:2.1 4.724872E-5 1.4496 AML other m 2020-03-14T15:07:46.14
IV.SOI.EHE. ML:1.8 2.202751E-5 0.3712 AML other m 2020-03-14T15:07:46.34
IV.SOI.EHN. ML:1.9 2.36172E-5 0.8448 AML other m 2020-03-14T15:07:47.05
IV.PLAC.HHE. ML:2.2 4.7451685E-5 0.3328 AML other m 2020-03-14T15:07:52.07
IV.PLAC.HHN. ML:2.1 3.3527267E-5 0.4096 AML other m 2020-03-14T15:07:52.16
IV.PLAC.HNN. ML:2.2 4.414922E-5 1.4624 AML other m 2020-03-14T15:07:52.09
IV.PLAC.HNE. ML:2.5 9.220165E-5 0.8448 AML other m 2020-03-14T15:07:56.79
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
Fault Plane solutions

Fault Plane solutions *

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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