Earthquake with magnitude of Md 2.8 on date 15-07-1988 and time 18:52:54 (UTC) in region Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina)

A magnitude Md 2.8 earthquake occured in region: Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina), on

  • 15-07-1988 18:52:54 (UTC)
  • 15-07-1988 20:52:54 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.36, 15.37 at 121 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV.

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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

Distances are determinated based on the geographic coordintes of the (Istat).
Municipality Region Dist Inh Cum Inh
Villafranca Tirrena ME 15 8584 8584
Spadafora ME 15 5021 13605
Venetico ME 16 3911 17516
Valdina ME 19 1355 18871
Torregrotta ME 19 7431 26302
Milazzo ME 19 31646 57948
Saponara ME 19 3988 61936
Roccavaldina ME 20 1133 63069

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
25 Km NW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
37 Km NW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
85 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
99 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity
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Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Rev 1000 Md 2.8
ML-VAX 2.3
1988-07-15
18:52:54
38.36 15.37 121 2013-07-15
08:40:51
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 73549
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 1988-07-15 18:52:54 ± 0.602
Latitude 38.36 ± 0.03
Longitude 15.37 ± 0.05
Depth (km) 121 ± 6 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-VAX
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 73549

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description horizontal uncertainty
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) 5519.9
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 133
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 22
Number of defining phases 22
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.3
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.00186
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.01603
Number of stations at which the event was observed 15
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 15
Magnitudes information

Md:2.8

Field Value
Value 2.8
Uncertainty
Num. used stations 4
Type of magnitude Md
Reference to an origin 73549
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2013-01-04 18:09:29

ML:2.3

Field Value
Value 2.3
Uncertainty
Num. used stations 6
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 73549
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2015-04-28 13:07:13
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
--.MGR.Z. 1988-07-15T18:53:47.00 10.0 undecidable manual S 4 0.016 -1.33 0
--.ROI.Z. 1988-07-15T18:53:43.40 10.0 undecidable manual S 37 0.0137 0.35 0.3
--.GRI.Z. 1988-07-15T18:53:32.46 10.0 undecidable manual S 60 0.0084 0.36 0.4
--.SOI.Z. 1988-07-15T18:53:28.20 10.0 undecidable manual S 118 0.0054 0.93 0.1
--.GMB.Z. 1988-07-15T18:53:25.76 10.0 undecidable manual S 118 0.0036 0.66 0.2
--.MO9.Z. 1988-07-15T18:53:25.86 10.0 undecidable manual S 144 0.0039 0.46 0.3
--.MGR.Z. 1988-07-15T18:53:25.95 10.0 undecidable manual P 4 0.016 0.35 0.7
--.CSI.Z. 1988-07-15T18:53:24.20 10.0 undecidable manual P 26 0.0143 0.67 0.3
--.MMN.Z. 1988-07-15T18:53:23.50 10.0 undecidable manual P 17 0.0144 0.05 1.1
--.ATN.Z. 1988-07-15T18:53:22.95 10.0 undecidable manual S 160 0.0019 -0.8 0.1
--.ROI.Z. 1988-07-15T18:53:22.98 10.0 undecidable manual P 37 0.0137 0.42 0.7
--.SE2.Z. 1988-07-15T18:53:19.12 10.0 undecidable manual P 58 0.0111 -0.16 2.4
--.ACI.Z. 1988-07-15T18:53:18.66 10.0 undecidable manual P 32 0.0106 -0.04 1.3
--.GRI.Z. 1988-07-15T18:53:16.12 10.0 undecidable manual P 60 0.0084 -0.12 1.4
--.CZI.Z. 1988-07-15T18:53:16.92 10.0 undecidable manual P 34 0.0093 -0.34 1
--.MNO.Z. 1988-07-15T18:53:14.74 10.0 undecidable manual P 231 0.0061 0.74 0.3
--.FE2.Z. 1988-07-15T18:53:13.55 10.0 undecidable manual P 119 0.0057 -0.18 2.8
--.SOI.Z. 1988-07-15T18:53:13.13 10.0 negative manual P 118 0.0054 -0.31 2.3
--.MO9.Z. 1988-07-15T18:53:12.36 10.0 undecidable manual P 144 0.0039 -0.01 1.5
--.GMB.Z. 1988-07-15T18:53:12.41 10.0 undecidable manual P 118 0.0036 0.21 1.3
--.GA2.Z. 1988-07-15T18:53:11.96 10.0 undecidable manual P 118 0.0036 -0.23 2.6
--.ATN.Z. 1988-07-15T18:53:10.77 10.0 undecidable manual P 160 0.0019 -0.63 0.5
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