Earthquake with magnitude of Mw 6.2 on date 20-02-2008 and time 18:27:04 (UTC) in region Mar Ionio Meridionale (MARE)

A magnitude Mw 6.2 earthquake occured in region: Mar Ionio Meridionale (MARE), on

  • 20-02-2008 18:27:04 (UTC)
  • 20-02-2008 19:27:04 (UTC +01:00) Italian time
  • 20-02-2008 20:27:04 (UTC +02:00) local time in the region of the earthquake (Europe/Athens)

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 36.27, 21.75 at 21 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

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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

No Italian municipalities within 20 km distance.

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

No Italian municipalities within 100 km from the epicenter with at least 50000 inhabitants.

Recent and historical Seismicity
Seismic hazard
Felt maps
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Rev 200 Mw 6.2
Mw 6.1
36.27 21.75 21 2015-05-26
European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) 1366179
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2008-02-20 18:27:04
Latitude 36.27
Longitude 21.75
Depth (km) 21 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 200 -> SURVEY-INGV-CSEM
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 1366179


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


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree)
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 1
Number of defining phases 1
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec)
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree)
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree)
Number of stations at which the event was observed 0
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 0
Magnitudes information


Field Value
Value 6.2
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude Mw
Reference to an origin 1366179
Agency INGV
Autore European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC)
Time of creation (UTC) 2015-05-26 12:46:24


Field Value
Value 6.1
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude Mw
Reference to an origin 1366179
Agency INGV
Autore TDMT Historical
Time of creation (UTC) 2014-02-04 16:05:40
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
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