Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.0 on date 22-05-2020 and time 06:38:49 (UTC) in region 3 km NW Basicò (ME)

A magnitude ML 2.0 earthquake occured in region: 3 km NW Basicò (ME), on

  • 22-05-2020 06:38:49 (UTC)
  • 22-05-2020 08:38:49 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.09, 15.04 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
Basicò ME 3 612 612
Oliveri ME 5 2181 2793
Falcone ME 5 2808 5601
Tripi ME 7 873 6474
Librizzi ME 7 1660 8134
Montalbano Elicona ME 7 2287 10421
San Piero Patti ME 7 2915 13336
Furnari ME 8 3784 17120
Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea ME 9 1531 18651
Patti ME 9 13431 32082
Montagnareale ME 10 1615 33697
Novara di Sicilia ME 11 1337 35034
Raccuja ME 12 1041 36075
Rodì Milici ME 12 2056 38131
Terme Vigliatore ME 12 7395 45526
Sant'Angelo di Brolo ME 14 3090 48616
Ucria ME 15 1058 49674
Castroreale ME 15 2504 52178
Floresta ME 16 485 52663
Gioiosa Marea ME 16 7074 59737
Fondachelli-Fantina ME 16 1019 60756
Sinagra ME 17 2705 63461
Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto ME 17 41583 105044
Roccella Valdemone ME 17 666 105710
Piraino ME 18 3962 109672
Ficarra ME 19 1469 111141
Malvagna ME 19 733 111874
Tortorici ME 20 6435 118309

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
47 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
53 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
54 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
65 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 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

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 (http://zonesismiche.mi.ingv.it) 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.
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
Reviewed
Rev100
ML 2.0 2020-05-22
06:38:49
38.09 15.04 9 2020-05-22
06:50:22
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 79434961
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2020-05-22 06:38:49 ± 0.07
Latitude 38.09 ± 0.01
Longitude 15.04 ± 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 79434961

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 558
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 368
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 177
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 560
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 61
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 22
Number of defining phases 19
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.23
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 1.01623
Number of stations at which the event was observed 18
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 15
Magnitude information

ML:2

Field Value
Value 2
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 26
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 79434961
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-05-22 06:50:22
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.RAFF.HHZ. 2020-05-22T06:39:09.88 3.0 positive manual P 1.0162 1.47 0
IV.SCIAR.HHZ. 2020-05-22T06:39:09.41 3.0 negative manual P -0.15 0
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2020-05-22T06:39:05.19 1.0 undecidable manual P 52 0.8427 50 -0.25 21
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2020-05-22T06:39:04.36 0.6 positive manual P 190 0.75 50 0.51 40
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2020-05-22T06:39:04.48 0.6 undecidable manual S 64 0.4092 50 0.07 48
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2020-05-22T06:39:04.34 1.0 positive manual P 91 0.7986 50 -0.35 21
IV.CSLB.HHZ. 2020-05-22T06:39:04.64 0.6 negative manual P 259 0.7869 50 0.16 43
IV.IACL.HHZ. 2020-05-22T06:39:03.32 0.3 undecidable manual P 310 0.697 50 0.37 63
IV.PLLN.EHZ. 2020-05-22T06:39:03.53 0.6 positive manual P 263 0.7114 50 0.34 42
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2020-05-22T06:39:02.18 0.6 undecidable manual S 262 0.3561 50 -0.66 41
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2020-05-22T06:39:02.60 1.0 positive manual P 75 0.6934 50 -0.29 21
IV.ECTS.HHZ. 2020-05-22T06:38:58.04 0.6 undecidable manual S 162 0.2149 110 -0.05 50
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2020-05-22T06:38:58.71 3.0 negative manual P 0.527 -1.33 0
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2020-05-22T06:38:57.97 0.3 positive manual P 64 0.4092 50 -0.05 72
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2020-05-22T06:38:56.20 0.1 positive manual P 351 0.2932 105 0.17 95
IV.MSFR.HHZ. 2020-05-22T06:38:56.91 0.1 positive manual P 262 0.3561 50 -0.2 93
IV.EMSG.HHZ. 2020-05-22T06:38:56.32 0.6 positive manual P 195 0.2752 106 0.67 42
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2020-05-22T06:38:55.23 0.1 undecidable manual S 251 0.1367 120 -0.13 99
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2020-05-22T06:38:55.07 0.1 positive manual P 76 0.2536 107 -0.12 97
IV.ECTS.HHZ. 2020-05-22T06:38:54.63 1.0 positive manual P 162 0.2149 110 0.26 24
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2020-05-22T06:38:53.73 0.1 undecidable manual P 127 0.1916 112 -0.16 97
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2020-05-22T06:38:52.71 0.1 positive manual P 251 0.1367 120 -0.08 100
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:2 0.000827 0.18 AML other m 2020-05-22T06:38:53.94
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:2.3 0.002035 0.6 AML other m 2020-05-22T06:38:55.47
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:2.3 0.002165 0.36 AML other m 2020-05-22T06:38:55.51
IV.MSFR.HHN. ML:1.7 0.000161 0.2 AML other m 2020-05-22T06:38:57.24
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:2.2 0.00115 0.28 AML other m 2020-05-22T06:38:58.32
IV.ECTS.HHE. ML:2.1 0.000777 0.7 AML other m 2020-05-22T06:38:58.33
IV.ECTS.HHN. ML:2.3 0.00137 0.36 AML other m 2020-05-22T06:38:58.90
IV.MPNC.HHN. ML:2 0.000502 0.28 AML other m 2020-05-22T06:39:00.66
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:2.1 0.0006235 0.44 AML other m 2020-05-22T06:39:01.24
IV.MSFR.HHE. ML:1.7 0.000183 0.78 AML other m 2020-05-22T06:39:03.83
IV.IVPL.HHE. ML:2.2 0.0008105 1.04 AML other m 2020-05-22T06:39:03.31
IV.IVPL.HHN. ML:2.3 0.0008505 1.32 AML other m 2020-05-22T06:39:06.14
IV.MSRU.HHN. ML:2 0.0002755 0.74 AML other m 2020-05-22T06:39:08.50
IV.IFIL.HHN. ML:2.6 0.0006595 0.34 AML other m 2020-05-22T06:39:13.57
IV.IFIL.HHE. ML:2.8 0.00108 1.68 AML other m 2020-05-22T06:39:14.03
IV.MSRU.HHE. ML:2 0.000281 0.42 AML other m 2020-05-22T06:39:15.01
MN.CEL.HHE. ML:1.7 7.595E-5 1 AML other m 2020-05-22T06:39:15.64
IV.IACL.HHE. ML:2.3 0.0002985 0.94 AML other m 2020-05-22T06:39:15.79
MN.CEL.HNN. ML:1.9 0.0001118 0.94 AML other m 2020-05-22T06:39:16.80
IV.CSLB.HHN. ML:1.6 4.505E-5 0.4 AML other m 2020-05-22T06:39:17.43
IV.IACL.HHN. ML:2.3 0.0002885 0.44 AML other m 2020-05-22T06:39:17.75
IV.CSLB.HHE. ML:1.5 3.8E-5 0.42 AML other m 2020-05-22T06:39:19.13
MN.CEL.HHN. ML:1.6 6.71E-5 0.42 AML other m 2020-05-22T06:39:22.58
MN.CEL.HNE. ML:2 0.0001325 0.42 AML other m 2020-05-22T06:39:23.29
IV.SOI.EHN. ML:1.7 5.62E-5 0.44 AML other m 2020-05-22T06:39:26.30
IV.SOI.EHE. ML:1.7 5.955E-5 0.4 AML other m 2020-05-22T06:39:26.70
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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