Earthquake with magnitude of ML 0.8 on date 02-10-2018 and time 13:02:06 (Italy) in region Stretto di Messina (Reggio di Calabria, Messina)

A magnitude ML 0.8 earthquake occured in region: Stretto di Messina (Reggio di Calabria, Messina), on

  • 02-10-2018 11:02:06 (UTC)
  • 02-10-2018 13:02:06 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.38, 15.73 at 16 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
Palmi RC 11 18930 18930
Bagnara Calabra RC 12 10255 29185
Seminara RC 13 2811 31996
Scilla RC 14 4964 36960
MelicuccĂ  RC 16 930 37890
Gioia Tauro RC 16 19864 57754
Sant'Eufemia d'Aspromonte RC 17 4120 61874
San Procopio RC 18 534 62408
Sinopoli RC 18 2089 64497
San Roberto RC 18 1750 66247
Fiumara RC 19 1018 67265
Campo Calabro RC 19 4536 71801
Villa San Giovanni RC 19 13784 85585

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
25 Km NE of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
30 Km N of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
84 Km SW of Lamezia Terme (70714 inhabitants)
96 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 0.8 2018-10-02
38.38 15.73 16 2018-10-02
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 61559741
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-10-02 11:02:06 ± 0.21
Latitude 38.38 ± 0.01
Longitude 15.73 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 16 ± 2 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 61559741


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 731
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 323
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 113
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 730
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 151
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 9
Number of defining phases 8
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
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.3966
Number of stations at which the event was observed 5
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 4
Magnitude information


Field Value
Value 0.8
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 6
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 61559741
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-10-02 12:04:44
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2018-10-02T11:02:21.15 0.3 undecidable manual S 140 0.3966 98 0.01 96
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2018-10-02T11:02:17.15 0.3 undecidable manual S 28 0.2626 105 -0.07 97
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2018-10-02T11:02:15.35 0.3 undecidable manual S 237 0.205 111 -0.25 96
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2018-10-02T11:02:14.83 0.3 undecidable manual P 140 0.3966 98 -0.26 91
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2018-10-02T11:02:14.80 0.3 undecidable manual S 131 0.1745 117 0.02 100
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2018-10-02T11:02:12.89 0.3 undecidable manual P 28 0.2626 105 0.06 98
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2018-10-02T11:02:12.26 0.3 undecidable manual P 237 0.205 111 0.37 92
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2018-10-02T11:02:11.55 0.3 undecidable manual P 131 0.1745 117 0.13 98
IV.GMB.BHZ. 2018-10-02T11:02:10.18 3.0 undecidable manual P -0.45 0
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
MN.CEL.HHE. ML:0.7 3.67E-5 0.42 AML other m 2018-10-02T11:02:16.88
MN.CEL.HNE. ML:0.7 3.3454125E-5 1.5616 AML other m 2018-10-02T11:02:14.84
MN.CEL.HHN. ML:0.8 4.095E-5 0.42 AML other m 2018-10-02T11:02:15.81
IV.JOPP.HHN. ML:1.1 5.372321E-5 1.4208 AML other m 2018-10-02T11:02:17.19
IV.JOPP.HHE. ML:0.6 2.00031095E-5 0.2816 AML other m 2018-10-02T11:02:17.06
IV.SOI.EHN. ML:1 2.982929E-5 1.7408 AML other m 2018-10-02T11:02:21.64
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
Type Description Link
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QuakeML - full Event, Origin, FocalMechanism, Amplitude, Arrival, Pick, Station Magnitude Download