Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.0 on date 15-01-2019 and time 11:00:44 (Italy) in region 2 km N Castroreale (ME)

A magnitude ML 2.0 earthquake occured in region: 2 km N Castroreale (ME), on

  • 15-01-2019 10:00:44 (UTC)
  • 15-01-2019 11:00:44 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.12, 15.21 at 15 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
Castroreale ME 2 2504 2504
Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto ME 3 41583 44087
Rodì Milici ME 4 2056 46143
Terme Vigliatore ME 5 7395 53538
Merì ME 6 2338 55876
Santa Lucia del Mela ME 7 4650 60526
Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea ME 8 1531 62057
San Filippo del Mela ME 8 7115 69172
Furnari ME 8 3784 72956
Gualtieri Sicaminò ME 10 1807 74763
Pace del Mela ME 11 6239 81002
Falcone ME 11 2808 83810
Milazzo ME 12 31646 115456
Condrò ME 12 493 115949
Tripi ME 13 873 116822
San Pier Niceto ME 13 2837 119659
Oliveri ME 13 2181 121840
Novara di Sicilia ME 14 1337 123177
Torregrotta ME 15 7431 130608
Basicò ME 15 612 131220
Fondachelli-Fantina ME 15 1019 132239
Monforte San Giorgio ME 16 2777 135016
Roccavaldina ME 16 1133 136149
Mandanici ME 16 601 136750
Valdina ME 16 1355 138105
Antillo ME 16 919 139024
Venetico ME 17 3911 142935
Spadafora ME 18 5021 147956
Fiumedinisi ME 18 1409 149365
Rometta ME 19 6650 156015
Pagliara ME 20 1170 157185

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
31 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
38 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
57 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
70 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity

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Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours)

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Earthquakes of the last 90 days

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Earthquakes since 1985

Earthquakes since 1985 *

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Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2014

Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2014 *

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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 (http://www.haisentitoilterremoto.it/) 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
Rev 1000 ML 2.0 2019-01-15
10:00:44
38.12 15.21 15 2019-08-22
08:25:00
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 69185421
Rev 100 ML 2.0 2019-01-15
10:00:44
38.12 15.21 12 2019-01-15
10:04:55
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 64693891
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2019-01-15 10:00:44 ± 0.12
Latitude 38.12 ± 0.01
Longitude 15.21 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 15 ± 2 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 69185421

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 662
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 527
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 349
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 660
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 94
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 17
Number of defining phases 16
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) 0.11062
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.55218
Number of stations at which the event was observed 9
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 9
Magnitudes information

ML:2

Field Value
Value 2
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 8
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 69185421
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-06-03 22:32:33

ML:2

Field Value
Value 2
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 4
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 64693891
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2019-01-15 10:04:55
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
MN.CEL.HNZ. 2019-01-15T10:01:04.04 3.0 undecidable manual S 75 0.5522 95 0.86 0
IV.MTTG.HHE. 2019-01-15T10:00:58.28 0.6 undecidable manual S 107 0.4002 97 -0.43 45
IV.IVGP.HHN. 2019-01-15T10:00:56.69 0.6 undecidable manual S 324 0.339 99 -0.22 47
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2019-01-15T10:00:55.21 0.6 undecidable manual S 58 0.2725 103 0.25 47
MN.CEL.HNZ. 2019-01-15T10:00:55.00 0.1 undecidable manual P 75 0.5522 95 -0.2 91
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2019-01-15T10:00:55.13 0.3 undecidable manual S 254 0.2779 103 0 75
IV.ESLN.HHZ. 2019-01-15T10:00:53.15 0.1 undecidable manual P 204 0.4667 96 -0.6 83
IV.MTTG.HHE. 2019-01-15T10:00:53.11 1.0 undecidable manual P 107 0.4002 97 0.49 22
IV.IVGP.HHN. 2019-01-15T10:00:51.36 0.1 undecidable manual P 324 0.339 99 -0.23 94
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-01-15T10:00:51.55 0.6 undecidable manual S 174 0.1502 121 -0.03 51
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2019-01-15T10:00:50.43 0.6 undecidable manual S 213 0.1106 132 -0.2 50
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2019-01-15T10:00:50.81 0.3 positive manual P 58 0.2725 103 0.35 70
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2019-01-15T10:00:50.36 0.6 undecidable manual S 77 0.1124 131 -0.31 49
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2019-01-15T10:00:50.91 0.1 undecidable manual P 254 0.2779 103 0.36 93
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2019-01-15T10:00:48.19 0.1 positive manual P 77 0.1124 131 0.21 98
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2019-01-15T10:00:48.89 0.3 positive manual P 174 0.1502 121 0.38 71
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2019-01-15T10:00:48.09 0.1 negative manual P 213 0.1106 132 0.13 100
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.NOV.HHN. ML:2 0.0009663685 0.3008 AML other m 2019-01-15T10:00:52.25
IV.NOV.HHE. ML:2 0.0009156722 0.4992 AML other m 2019-01-15T10:00:52.80
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:2.3 0.0015891305 0.1792 AML other m 2019-01-15T10:00:50.66
IV.MPNC.HHN. ML:2.1 0.001006851 0.2432 AML other m 2019-01-15T10:00:51.08
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:2 0.00072045235 0.2368 AML other m 2019-01-15T10:00:51.73
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:2 0.00070676765 0.2176 AML other m 2019-01-15T10:00:52.03
IV.MSRU.HHE. ML:1.7 0.0002401385 0.224 AML other m 2019-01-15T10:00:55.47
IV.MSRU.HHN. ML:1.6 0.0001772405 0.2624 AML other m 2019-01-15T10:00:55.48
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
Focal Mechanisms

Focal Mechanisms *

This map reports the focal mechanisms since 1977 in the region. The white and red beach ball symbols are mechanisms determined using the Regional Centroid Moment Tensor (RCMT, http://www.bo.ingv.it/RCMT) and are determined for earthquakes with magnitude larger than 4.5 in the Euro-Mediterranenan area. Occasionally, when there is a good source-receiver geometry of the target earthquake, the RCMT can be obtained also for earthquakes with magnitude larger than 4.0. The blue and white beach ball symbols indicate the mechanisms obtained from application of the Time Domain Moment Tensor (TDMT, http://terremoti.ingv.it/tdmt.html). This technique is used for M ≥ 3.5. The size of the beach ball sysmbol scales with the calculated moment magnitude, Mw.
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