Earthquake with magnitude of Md 2.8 on date 29-08-1988 and time 05:05:48 (Italy) in region Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina)

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

  • 29-08-1988 03:05:48 (UTC)
  • 29-08-1988 05:05:48 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.34, 15.44 at 118 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV.

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
Villafranca Tirrena ME 12 8584 8584
Spadafora ME 14 5021 13605
Venetico ME 15 3911 17516
Saponara ME 16 3988 21504
Valdina ME 17 1355 22859
Torregrotta ME 18 7431 30290
Roccavaldina ME 18 1133 31423
Rometta ME 19 6650 38073
Messina ME 19 238439 276512

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
19 Km NW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
31 Km NW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
84 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
98 Km NE 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
Bulletin
Rev1000
Md 2.8
ML-VAX 1.9
1988-08-29
03:05:48
38.34 15.45 118 2013-07-15
08:40:51
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 76389
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 1988-08-29 03:05:48 ± 0.451
Latitude 38.34 ± 0.02
Longitude 15.45 ± 0.03
Depth (km) 118 ± 4 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-VAX
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 76389

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) 3727.8
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 114
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 17
Number of defining phases 17
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) 0.00162
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.01619
Number of stations at which the event was observed 10
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 10
Magnitudes information

Md:2.8

Field Value
Value 2.8
Uncertainty
Num. used stations 3
Type of magnitude Md
Reference to an origin 76389
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2013-01-04 18:12:00

ML:1.9

Field Value
Value 1.9
Uncertainty
Num. used stations 3
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 76389
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. 1988-08-29T03:06:43.00 10.0 undecidable manual S 2 0.0162 0.51 0.1
--.TDS.Z. 1988-08-29T03:06:35.50 10.0 undecidable manual S 27 0.0134 -0.58 0.1
--.GRI.Z. 1988-08-29T03:06:24.50 10.0 undecidable manual S 57 0.0081 -0.63 0.1
--.SOI.Z. 1988-08-29T03:06:20.50 10.0 undecidable manual S 118 0.0049 0.41 0.3
--.MGR.Z. 1988-08-29T03:06:20.90 10.0 undecidable manual P 2 0.0162 0.37 0.6
--.GA2.Z. 1988-08-29T03:06:19.00 10.0 undecidable manual S 119 0.0031 0.91 0
--.ATN.Z. 1988-08-29T03:06:17.00 10.0 undecidable manual S 175 0.0016 -0.07 0.7
--.SC9.Z. 1988-08-29T03:06:17.20 10.0 undecidable manual S 111 0.002 -0.09 0.7
--.TDS.Z. 1988-08-29T03:06:15.75 10.0 undecidable manual P 27 0.0134 -0.27 0.8
--.GRI.Z. 1988-08-29T03:06:10.00 10.0 undecidable manual P 57 0.0081 0.31 1
--.SOI.Z. 1988-08-29T03:06:07.00 10.0 positive manual P 118 0.0049 0.21 2.8
--.SA1.Z. 1988-08-29T03:06:06.76 10.0 undecidable manual P 295 0.0047 0.11 1.6
--.GA2.Z. 1988-08-29T03:06:05.60 10.0 undecidable manual P 119 0.0031 -0.57 1
--.GMB.Z. 1988-08-29T03:06:05.97 10.0 undecidable manual P 119 0.0031 0.34 1.1
--.SC9.Z. 1988-08-29T03:06:05.20 10.0 positive manual P 111 0.002 0.03 3.3
--.LPI.Z. 1988-08-29T03:06:05.89 10.0 undecidable manual P 290 0.0038 -0.15 1.5
--.ATN.Z. 1988-08-29T03:06:04.73 10.0 undecidable manual P 175 0.0016 -0.31 1.2
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