Earthquake with magnitude of ML 0.9 on date 28-09-2018 and time 15:42:11 (Italy) in region Costa Calabra sud occidentale (Catanzaro, Vibo Valentia, Reggio di Calabria)

A magnitude ML 0.9 earthquake occured in region: Costa Calabra sud occidentale (Catanzaro, Vibo Valentia, Reggio di Calabria), on

  • 28-09-2018 13:42:11 (UTC)
  • 28-09-2018 15:42:11 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.39, 15.7 at 10 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Sala Sismica INGV-Roma.

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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
Palmi RC 14 18930 18930
Bagnara Calabra RC 15 10255 29185
Scilla RC 15 4964 34149
Seminara RC 17 2811 36960
Gioia Tauro RC 18 19864 56824
MelicuccĂ  RC 19 930 57754
Villa San Giovanni RC 20 13784 71538
Campo Calabro RC 20 4536 76074
Fiumara RC 20 1018 77092
Sant'Eufemia d'Aspromonte RC 20 4120 81212
San Roberto RC 20 1750 82962

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
25 Km NE of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
31 Km N of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
85 Km SW of Lamezia Terme (70714 inhabitants)
97 Km SW of Catanzaro (90612 inhabitants)
98 Km NE of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity
Seismic hazard
Felt maps
The earthquake effects in MCS scale as obtained from the compiled questionnaire

The earthquake effects in MCS scale as obtained from the compiled 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 ( 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
ML 0.9 2018-09-28
38.39 15.69 10 2018-09-28
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 61418571
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-09-28 13:42:11 ± 0.14
Latitude 38.39 ± 0.01
Longitude 15.69 ± 0.01
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 61418571


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1382
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 552
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 156
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 1380
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 126
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 10
Number of defining phases 10
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.28
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.19335
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.56028
Number of stations at which the event was observed 6
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 6
Magnitude information


Field Value
Value 0.9
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 8
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 61418571
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-09-28 13:50:34
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2018-09-28T13:42:25.11 0.6 undecidable manual S 228 0.3624 50 0.17 47
IV.IVPL.HHE. 2018-09-28T13:42:23.36 0.6 undecidable manual P 269 0.5603 50 0.69 39
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2018-09-28T13:42:21.81 0.3 undecidable manual S 35 0.2626 50 -0.18 71
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2018-09-28T13:42:20.47 0.6 undecidable manual S 130 0.2032 115 0.29 47
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2018-09-28T13:42:19.74 0.3 undecidable manual P 252 0.3822 50 0.1 71
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2018-09-28T13:42:19.72 0.3 undecidable manual S 229 0.1934 116 -0.12 73
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2018-09-28T13:42:18.75 0.3 undecidable manual P 228 0.3624 50 -0.54 64
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2018-09-28T13:42:17.68 0.1 negative manual P 35 0.2626 50 0.09 97
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2018-09-28T13:42:16.35 0.1 negative manual P 229 0.1934 116 0 100
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2018-09-28T13:42:16.45 0.1 undecidable manual P 130 0.2032 115 -0.09 98
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.MSRU.HHN. ML:1.1 9.711332E-5 0.2432 AML other m 2018-09-28T13:42:20.47
IV.MSRU.HHE. ML:1.1 8.342012E-5 0.1792 AML other m 2018-09-28T13:42:20.73
MN.CEL.HHE. ML:0.6 2.4820285E-5 0.9984 AML other m 2018-09-28T13:42:20.93
MN.CEL.HNE. ML:0.7 3.2308655E-5 0.4992 AML other m 2018-09-28T13:42:20.55
MN.CEL.HNN. ML:0.7 2.998432E-5 0.7424 AML other m 2018-09-28T13:42:20.54
MN.CEL.HHN. ML:0.7 3.232706E-5 0.48 AML other m 2018-09-28T13:42:20.83
IV.JOPP.HHN. ML:1.1 6.602441E-5 0.16 AML other m 2018-09-28T13:42:22.09
IV.JOPP.HHE. ML:0.9 3.759849E-5 0.16 AML other m 2018-09-28T13:42:22.08
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:1.5 9.787535E-5 0.32 AML other m 2018-09-28T13:42:25.69
IV.MPNC.HHN. ML:1.6 0.000130259795 0.6016 AML other m 2018-09-28T13:42:26.13
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
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