Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.0 on date 29-09-2022 and time 13:02:54 (UTC) in region 3 km SW Castroreale (ME)

A magnitude ML 1.0 earthquake occured in region: 3 km SW Castroreale (ME), on

  • 29-09-2022 13:02:54 (UTC)
  • 29-09-2022 15:02:54 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.0870, 15.1870 at 10 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
Castroreale ME 3 2504 2504
Rodì Milici ME 3 2056 4560
Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea ME 4 1531 6091
Furnari ME 6 3784 9875
Terme Vigliatore ME 6 7395 17270
Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto ME 7 41583 58853
Tripi ME 9 873 59726
Novara di Sicilia ME 9 1337 61063
Falcone ME 10 2808 63871
Santa Lucia del Mela ME 10 4650 68521
Merì ME 11 2338 70859
Fondachelli-Fantina ME 11 1019 71878
Basicò ME 11 612 72490
Oliveri ME 12 2181 74671
San Filippo del Mela ME 12 7115 81786
Antillo ME 13 919 82705
Gualtieri Sicaminò ME 14 1807 84512
Mandanici ME 15 601 85113
Pace del Mela ME 15 6239 91352
Milazzo ME 16 31646 122998
Condrò ME 16 493 123491
San Pier Niceto ME 17 2837 126328
Montalbano Elicona ME 17 2287 128615
Limina ME 18 836 129451
Fiumedinisi ME 19 1409 130860
Casalvecchio Siculo ME 19 842 131702
Torregrotta ME 19 7431 139133
Roccafiorita ME 19 197 139330
Pagliara ME 19 1170 140500
Monforte San Giorgio ME 19 2777 143277
San Piero Patti ME 20 2915 146192
Roccavaldina ME 20 1133 147325
Savoca ME 20 1732 149057

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
35 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
40 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
53 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
65 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
Recent and historical seismicity

These maps show the seismic activity in different time intervals, before the seismic event to which they refer. Data reported in the first two maps come from the analysis carried out in real time by the personnel of the INGV Operating Rooms, immediately after each earthquake. The third map shows data from 1985 to the date of the earthquake: the locations are reviewed by the seismological analysts of the INGV Italian Seismic Bulletin (Bollettino Sismico Italiano dell’INGV). The localization parameters (hypocentral coordinates and magnitude) are the best possible estimate with the data available to the INGV, but are constantly updated according to further data that become available. The location and magnitude parameters, subsequently reviewed by seismological analysts, may vary.

Earthquakes of the 3 days preceding this event

Earthquakes of the 3 days preceding this event

This map shows the earthquake epicenters with magnitude ≥ 0.0, localized with data recorded by the National Seismic Network and other collaborative networks both in Italy and in neighboring countries, in the 72 hours preceding this event. The size of the circle indicates the different classes of magnitude. The colors indicate the different time intervals preceding the seismic event. The black and white star is the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Earthquakes of the 90 days preceding this event

Earthquakes of the 90 days preceding this event

This map shows the earthquake epicenters with magnitude ≥ 2.0, localized with data recorded by the National Seismic Network and other collaborative networks both in Italy and in neighboring countries, in the 90 days preceding this event. The size of the circle indicates the different classes of magnitude. The colors indicate the different time intervals preceding the seismic event. The black and white star is 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 shows the earthquake epicenters with magnitude ≥ 3.0, localized with data recorded by the National Seismic Network and other collaborative networks both in Italy and in neighboring countries, from 1985 to the date of this event. The size of the circle indicates the different classes of magnitude. The colors indicate the different time intervals preceding the seismic event. The black and white star is 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 3.0, https://doi.org/10.13127/cpti/cpti15.3) since 1000 AD until 2019. The size of the square indicates the different classes of magnitude. For earthquakes with magnitude ≥ 6.0, it is also shown the year of occurrence and the magnitude value. The black and white star is 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
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Reviewed
Rev100
ML 1.0 2022-09-29
13:02:54
38.0867 15.1868 10 2022-09-29
13:16:39
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 110294521
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2022-09-29 13:02:54 ± 0.17
Latitude 38.0867 ± 0.0081
Longitude 15.1868 ± 0.0069
Depth (km) 10 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 110294521

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 840
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 426
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 0
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 840.0
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 156
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 8
Number of defining phases 7
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.22
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.00000
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.25001
Number of stations at which the event was observed 5
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 4
Magnitude information

ML:1.0

Field Value
Value 1.0
Uncertainty 0.1
Num. used stations 6
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 110294521
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2022-09-29 13:16:39
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
1J.FX14.HHZ.00 2022-09-29T13:03:09.42 3.0 positive manual P 0.62 0
IV.LIBRI.HHZ. 2022-09-29T13:03:03.12 0.3 undecidable manual S 269 0.2032 114 0.03 74
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2022-09-29T13:03:00.27 0.6 undecidable manual S 162 0.1205 126 -0.07 50
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2022-09-29T13:03:00.27 0.6 undecidable manual P 260 0.2500 50 -0.12 48
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2022-09-29T13:03:00.72 0.6 undecidable manual S 65 0.1439 122 -0.34 47
IV.LIBRI.HHZ. 2022-09-29T13:02:59.30 1.0 positive manual P 269 0.2032 114 -0.18 24
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2022-09-29T13:02:58.62 0.3 undecidable manual P 65 0.1439 122 0.32 71
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2022-09-29T13:02:57.93 0.1 negative manual P 162 0.1205 126 0.04 100
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:1.0 0.00010755000000000001 0.58 AML other m 2022-09-29T13:03:00.41
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:1.0 0.00009775 1.18 AML other m 2022-09-29T13:03:01.82
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:0.9 0.00007492197000000001 0.5568 AML other m 2022-09-29T13:03:05.66
IV.MPNC.HHN. ML:1.1 0.0001092937 1.0816 AML other m 2022-09-29T13:03:01.25
IV.LIBRI.HNE. ML:0.8 0.000041046175000000005 0.1984 AML other m 2022-09-29T13:03:04.27
IV.LIBRI.HNN. ML:0.9 0.000057060575000000006 0.5248 AML other m 2022-09-29T13:03:03.29
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
Fault Plane solutions

Fault Plane solutions

The map reports the fault plane solutions for earthquakes in the region from 1977 to the date of this event. Red moment tensors are determined using the Regional Centroid Moment Tensor technique (RCMT, http://www.bo.ingv.it/RCMT) applied for earthquakes with magnitude larger than 4.5 in the Euro-Mediterranenan area. Occasionally, when a station azimuthal coverage exists RCMTs can be obtained also for earthquakes with magnitude down to 4.0. The gray moment tensors are obtained with the Time Domain Moment Tensor method (TDMT, http://terremoti.ingv.it/tdmt). This technique is applied to earthquakes with magnitude ML greater than 3.2, when it is possible. The size of symbols scales with the calculated moment magnitude Mw.
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