Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.0 on date 13-09-2021 and time 06:44:07 (UTC) in region 1 km SW Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (ME)

A magnitude ML 2.0 earthquake occured in region: 1 km SW Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (ME), on

  • 13-09-2021 06:44:07 (UTC)
  • 13-09-2021 08:44:07 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.14, 15.21 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
Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto ME 1 41583 41583
Terme Vigliatore ME 4 7395 48978
Castroreale ME 5 2504 51482
Merì ME 5 2338 53820
Rodì Milici ME 5 2056 55876
San Filippo del Mela ME 6 7115 62991
Santa Lucia del Mela ME 7 4650 67641
Furnari ME 8 3784 71425
Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea ME 9 1531 72956
Milazzo ME 10 31646 104602
Pace del Mela ME 10 6239 110841
Gualtieri Sicaminò ME 10 1807 112648
Condrò ME 11 493 113141
Falcone ME 11 2808 115949
San Pier Niceto ME 13 2837 118786
Oliveri ME 13 2181 120967
Torregrotta ME 14 7431 128398
Tripi ME 14 873 129271
Roccavaldina ME 15 1133 130404
Valdina ME 15 1355 131759
Novara di Sicilia ME 15 1337 133096
Monforte San Giorgio ME 15 2777 135873
Basicò ME 16 612 136485
Venetico ME 16 3911 140396
Spadafora ME 17 5021 145417
Fondachelli-Fantina ME 17 1019 146436
Mandanici ME 18 601 147037
Rometta ME 18 6650 153687
Antillo ME 18 919 154606
Fiumedinisi ME 20 1409 156015

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
31 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
38 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
59 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
72 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

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
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
Reviewed
Rev100
ML 2.0 2021-09-13
06:44:07
38.1403 15.21 11 2021-09-13
06:52:49
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 95372561
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2021-09-13 06:44:07 ± 0.07
Latitude 38.1403 ± 0.0036
Longitude 15.2100 ± 0.0057
Depth (km) 11 (operator assigned)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 95372561

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 500
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 430
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 249
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 500
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 112
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 11
Number of defining phases 11
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.17
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.16997
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.32196
Number of stations at which the event was observed 6
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 6
Magnitude information

ML:2

Field Value
Value 2
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 10
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 95372561
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2021-09-13 06:52:49
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.IVPL.HHE. 2021-09-13T06:44:18.79 0.6 undecidable manual S 323 0.2968 50 0.5 45
IV.IVUG.HHE. 2021-09-13T06:44:18.76 0.6 undecidable manual S 326 0.3103 50 0.08 49
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2021-09-13T06:44:17.30 0.6 undecidable manual S 62 0.2644 50 -0.04 50
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2021-09-13T06:44:17.65 0.6 undecidable manual S 250 0.2815 50 -0.19 48
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2021-09-13T06:44:14.48 0.6 undecidable manual S 174 0.17 50 -0.05 51
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2021-09-13T06:44:13.37 0.1 positive manual P 250 0.2815 50 0.11 98
IV.IVUG.HHE. 2021-09-13T06:44:13.60 0.1 undecidable manual P 326 0.3103 50 -0.15 97
IV.IVGP.HHE. 2021-09-13T06:44:13.71 0.1 undecidable manual P 323 0.322 50 -0.25 95
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2021-09-13T06:44:13.00 0.1 positive manual P 62 0.2644 50 0.03 100
IV.IVPL.HHE. 2021-09-13T06:44:13.52 0.1 undecidable manual P 323 0.2968 50 0 100
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2021-09-13T06:44:11.47 0.1 undecidable manual P 174 0.17 50 0.12 100
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.MSRU.HHN. ML:2.4 0.0012065 0.16 AML other m 2021-09-13T06:44:17.47
IV.MSRU.HHE. ML:2.2 0.000849 0.56 AML other m 2021-09-13T06:44:17.76
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:2 0.0005425 1.36 AML other m 2021-09-13T06:44:18.09
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:1.8 0.000258 0.34 AML other m 2021-09-13T06:44:18.60
IV.MTTG.HHE. ML:1.9 0.000228 1.58 AML other m 2021-09-13T06:44:23.11
IV.MTTG.HHN. ML:1.8 0.0001785 0.72 AML other m 2021-09-13T06:44:24.02
IV.EPIT.HHN. ML:2.2 0.0006435 0.66 AML other m 2021-09-13T06:44:24.59
IV.EPIT.HHE. ML:2.2 0.0004955 0.46 AML other m 2021-09-13T06:44:25.86
IV.EMSG.HHE. ML:2 0.000313 1.24 AML other m 2021-09-13T06:44:28.77
IV.EMSG.HHN. ML:2 0.0003065 1.76 AML other m 2021-09-13T06:44:31.00
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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