Earthquake with magnitude of ML 3.0 on date 21-07-2013 and time 11:43:57 (Italy) in region Isole Eolie (Messina)

A magnitude ML 3.0 earthquake occured in region: Isole Eolie (Messina), on

  • 21-07-2013 09:43:57 (UTC)
  • 21-07-2013 11:43:57 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.64, 15.35 at 219 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

No Italian municipalities within 20 km distance.

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
52 Km NW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
64 Km NW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
92 Km W of Lamezia Terme (70714 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity

These maps show the seismicity for different time windows. The earthquake locations reported in these maps are determined in quasi real-time by the personnel on duty in the seismic surveillance center of INGV in Rome. Note that the earthquake source parameters (hypocentral location and magnitude) are the best estimates obstained with the available data and they are adjourned as additional data become available. The source parameters obtained by the personnel on duty are then revised by the group in charge of the INGV Seismic Bulletin (Bollettino Sismico Italiano dell’INGV).

Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours)

Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours)

This map reports the earthquake epicenters located in the 72 hours (3 days) preceding the time of the current earthquake occurrence, using the data acquired by the Italian National Seismic Network and by other collaborating networks in Italy and in the neighbouring countries. The radius of the circle representing the earthquake on the map scales with magnitude. The color depends on the time of occurrence of the earthquakes with respect to the time of generation of the map (red = 1 hour; orange = 24 hours; yellow = 72 hours). The open star shows the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Earthquakes of the last 90 days

Earthquakes of the last 90 days

This map reports the Magnitudo ≥ 1.0 earthquake epicenters located in the 90 days preceding the time of the current earthquake occurrence, using the data acquired by the Italian National Seismic Network and by other collaborating networks in Italy and in the neighbouring countries. The radii of the circles representing the epicenters on the map scale with magnitude. The color of each circle depends on the time of occurrence of the earthquakes with respect to the time of generation of the map (red = 1 hour; orange = 24 hours; yellow = 72 hours; blue = all other earthquakes). The open star shows the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Earthquakes since 1985

Earthquakes since 1985

This map reports the Magnitudo ≥ 2.5 earthquake epicenters located using the data acquired by the Italian National Seismic Network and by other collaborating networks in Italy and in the neighbouring countries. The radii of the circles representing the epicenters on the map scale with magnitude. The color of each circle depends on the time of occurrence of the earthquakes with respect to the time of generation of the map (red = 1 hour; orange = 24 hours; yellow = 72 hours; blue = all other earthquakes). The open star shows the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Significant earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2006

Significant earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2006

This map shows the epicenters of the historical earthquakes catalogue CPT11 (Catalogo Parametrico dei Terremoti Italiani, 2011 version) with estimated magnitude ≥ 5.0 since 1000 AD until 2006. The epicenters are represented by squares which sides scale with the estimated earthquake magnitude. For earthquakes with magnitude ≥ 6.0, it is also shown the year of occurrence and the magnitude value. The open star shows the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Seismic hazard

Seismic hazard maps provide probabilistic estimates of the earthquake ground shaking exceeding a given threshold in a given geographic region within a given time window. Thus, it is not a deterministic prediction - a target that may be never reached given the complexity of the earthquake physical phenomenon - nor of the maximum expected earthquake since this has extremely low probabilities to occur.

In 2004, it was published the seismic hazard map of Italy ( that provides a picture of the most hazardous geographic regions. The seismic hazard map of Italy (GdL MPS, 2004; rif. Ordinanza PCM del 28 aprile 2006, n. 3519, All. 1b) provides the 10% probability of exceedance in 50 years of the horizontal acceleration at rock sites (i.e., Vs30>800 m/s; cat. A, 3.2.1 of the D.M. 14.09.2005).

The colours indicate the various values of the ground acceleration that have 10% to be exceeded within 50 years. In general, the colours associated to low values of acceleration refer to areas that are less hazardous and stronger earthquakes repeat less frequently although they may still occur.

Seismic hazard map

Seismic hazard map

This map shows the seismic hazard map of Italy for the region where the earthquake occurred.

These three maps show the results of the analysis using the software ShakeMap designed to provide the level of ground shaking experienced in a region using the data recorded by seismometers and strong motion instruments and seismological information regarding the attenuation of the wavefield with distance and the site characteristics. The Shakemaps are determined for research purposes to provide fast estimates of the level of ground shaking produced by the earthquake. The maps are calculated automatically and adjourned progressively as more data become available. See for additional information.

The red star indicates the epicenter. The red triangles show the stations of the INGV Italian National Seismic Network and the blue triangles those of the Nationa Accelerometric Network of the Dipartimento della Protezione Civile.

Intensity Shakemap

Intensity Shakemap

This map shows the distribution of the istrumentally derived intensities. To this purpose, it is used a conversion relation between ground acceleration and velocity, and the Mercalli Modificata (MMI - Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale. In general, the Mercalli intensity scale relies on the effects that the ground shaking produces as reported by an observer.
Peak ground acceleration Shakemap

Peak ground acceleration Shakemap

This map shows This map shows the distribution of peak ground acceleration expressed as per cent of the acceleration of gravity (i.e., g = 9.81 m/s²).
Peak velocity Shakemap

Peak velocity Shakemap

This map shows the distribution of peak ground velocities expressed in cm/s.
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 3.0 2013-07-21
38.64 15.35 219 2015-01-20
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 4129331
ML 3.0 2013-07-21
38.66 15.46 223 2014-10-21
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 4120041
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2013-07-21 09:43:57 ± 0.27
Latitude 38.64 ± 0.02
Longitude 15.35 ± 0.03
Depth (km) 219 ± 2 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 4129331


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 3217
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 902
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 117
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 3220
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 95
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 46
Number of defining phases 46
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.37
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.37052
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 1.73569
Number of stations at which the event was observed 36
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 36
Magnitudes information


Field Value
Value 3
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 33
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 4129331
Agency INGV
Autore Manually reviewed by Franco Mele
Time of creation (UTC) 2015-01-15 13:24:42


Field Value
Value 3
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 33
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 4120041
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2013-07-21 09:55:50
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
MN.TIP.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:56.70 0.6 undecidable manual S 63 1.2195 147 0.27 42
IV.CELI.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:56.79 0.3 undecidable manual S 49 1.179 148 0.88 52
IV.SERS.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:55.50 0.6 undecidable manual S 69 1.1125 149 0.42 42
IV.GRI.EHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:52.80 0.6 undecidable manual S 77 0.8517 156 0.62 41
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:52.20 0.3 undecidable manual S 102 0.8678 155 -0.14 71
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:52.10 0.3 undecidable manual S 47 0.9083 154 -0.65 62
IV.ATN.BHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:49.00 0.6 undecidable manual S 170 0.4838 166 -0.25 50
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:49.10 0.6 undecidable manual S 195 0.3768 169 0.42 49
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:48.90 0.3 undecidable manual S 162 0.3912 168 0.15 77
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:48.30 0.6 undecidable manual S 94 0.4155 168 -0.57 47
IV.HMDC.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:36.17 0.3 negative manual P 195 1.7357 137 0.08 52
IV.RAFF.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:35.48 0.1 negative manual P 209 1.6152 139 0.51 68
IV.CMPR.HHE. 2013-07-21T09:44:35.43 0.1 undecidable manual P 359 1.6817 138 -0.15 70
IV.HAVL.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:35.14 0.3 undecidable manual P 186 1.6853 138 -0.48 49
IV.MEU.SHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:34.62 0.6 undecidable manual P 195 1.5792 140 -0.03 38
IV.SIRI.HHE. 2013-07-21T09:44:34.27 0.3 undecidable manual P 14 1.5954 139 -0.52 51
IV.SALB.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:34.10 0.1 positive manual P 31 1.4587 142 0.51 74
IV.HVZN.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:34.36 0.3 undecidable manual P 199 1.5414 140 0.05 58
IV.PIPA.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:33.59 0.3 undecidable manual P 53 1.4164 143 0.35 59
IV.CAGR.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:33.04 0.3 undecidable manual P 214 1.2159 147 1.4 40
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:33.72 0.1 undecidable manual P 189 1.4938 141 -0.18 77
IV.BULG.HHE. 2013-07-21T09:44:33.60 0.1 undecidable manual P 1 1.4416 142 0.15 80
IV.HCRL.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:32.74 0.1 negative manual P 191 1.376 144 -0.16 82
MN.CUC.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:32.87 0.3 undecidable manual P 15 1.4029 143 -0.25 60
IV.CELI.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:32.11 0.1 undecidable manual P 49 1.179 148 0.74 74
IV.SERS.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:31.20 0.1 negative manual P 69 1.1125 149 0.31 86
MN.TIP.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:31.89 0.1 negative manual P 63 1.2195 147 0.23 86
IV.ESML.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:31.44 0.3 undecidable manual P 200 1.0837 150 0.76 56
IV.GALF.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:31.56 0.6 undecidable manual P 214 1.1125 149 0.67 39
IV.MNO.SHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:30.55 0.6 undecidable manual P 216 0.8741 155 1.21 32
IV.EPOZ.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:30.24 0.6 undecidable manual P 188 0.9722 153 0.3 45
IV.CET2.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:29.88 0.3 undecidable manual P 27 1.0063 152 -0.28 66
IV.GRI.EHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:29.04 0.6 undecidable manual P 77 0.8517 156 -0.17 47
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:29.33 0.1 negative manual P 102 0.8678 155 0.03 97
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:29.12 0.1 undecidable manual P 47 0.9083 154 -0.42 88
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:28.40 0.1 undecidable manual P 157 0.688 160 0.04 100
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:28.71 0.1 negative manual P 136 0.786 157 -0.14 96
IV.GMB.BHE. 2013-07-21T09:44:28.27 0.1 undecidable manual P 141 0.5971 162 0.32 96
IV.ILLI.HHE. 2013-07-21T09:44:27.63 0.6 undecidable manual P 239 0.3705 169 0.46 49
IV.MSCL.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:27.23 0.3 undecidable manual P 140 0.5288 164 -0.45 71
IV.IFIL.HHE. 2013-07-21T09:44:27.78 0.3 undecidable manual P 264 0.6124 162 -0.23 73
IV.ATN.BHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:26.76 0.1 negative manual P 170 0.4838 166 -0.76 85
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:26.95 0.3 negative manual P 180 0.4892 165 -0.59 68
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:26.60 0.1 negative manual P 195 0.3768 169 -0.59 93
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:26.93 0.1 negative manual P 94 0.4155 168 -0.37 99
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2013-07-21T09:44:26.54 0.1 negative manual P 162 0.3912 168 -0.69 89
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.AMUR.HHE. ML:3 8.265E-5 0.82 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:45:16.83
IV.AMUR.HHN. ML:3.1 9.645E-5 0.6 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:45:17.89
IV.ATN.BHN. ML:2.9 0.0001955 0.12 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:28.23
IV.ATN.BHE. ML:3.1 0.000324 0.28 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:50.61
IV.CAGR.HHN. ML:3.2 0.0002835 0.42 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:34.88
IV.CAGR.HHE. ML:3.1 0.000226 1.58 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:45:03.81
IV.CELI.HHE. ML:3.4 0.000507 0.4 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:59.08
IV.CELI.HHN. ML:3.5 0.00056 0.68 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:58.27
IV.CET2.HHN. ML:3.4 0.000529 0.54 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:54.96
IV.CET2.HHE. ML:3.3 0.000371 0.78 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:54.31
MN.CUC.HHN. ML:2.4 4.215E-5 0.66 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:45:03.13
MN.CUC.HHE. ML:2.6 6.535E-5 0.62 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:45:01.49
IV.GALF.HHN. ML:2.5 6.375E-5 1.02 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:36.47
IV.GALF.HHE. ML:2.6 6.99E-5 0.52 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:36.48
IV.GRI.EHN. ML:2.9 0.0001725 0.6 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:55.44
IV.GRI.EHE. ML:3 0.0002015 0.32 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:54.48
IV.HAVL.HHN. ML:3.3 0.0002725 0.26 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:37.76
IV.HAVL.HHE. ML:2.9 0.000112 0.86 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:39.18
IV.HCRL.HHN. ML:2.7 7.925E-5 1.14 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:33.66
IV.HCRL.HHE. ML:2.7 8.295E-5 0.28 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:37.40
IV.HVZN.HHE. ML:3.6 0.0006195 0.48 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:36.98
IV.HVZN.HHN. ML:3.7 0.000803 1.44 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:38.30
IV.JOPP.HHE. ML:2.9 0.00021 0.3 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:48.96
IV.JOPP.HHN. ML:2.9 0.0001825 0.36 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:49.23
GE.MATE.HHN. ML:3.2 0.0001405 0.66 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:45:13.01
GE.MATE.HHE. ML:3 9.155E-5 0.78 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:45:13.47
IV.MCEL.HHE. ML:2.4 3.635E-5 0.54 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:45:06.99
IV.MCEL.HHN. ML:2.3 2.52E-5 1 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:45:12.24
IV.MEU.SHE. ML:3 0.0001635 0.28 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:38.10
IV.MEU.SHN. ML:3 0.0001485 0.28 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:36.34
IV.MILZ.HHE. ML:2.8 0.0001695 0.38 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:52.32
IV.MILZ.HHN. ML:3 0.0002165 0.7 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:50.97
IV.MNO.SHN. ML:2.8 0.0001435 0.84 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:59.68
IV.MNO.SHE. ML:2.7 0.00011 1.56 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:58.32
IV.MPNC.HHN. ML:3 0.0002455 0.72 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:56.84
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:2.9 0.000201 0.38 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:54.31
IV.MRVN.HHN. ML:2.6 3.31E-5 1.38 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:45:17.82
IV.MRVN.HHE. ML:2.6 3.575E-5 1 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:45:19.13
IV.MSCL.HHE. ML:3.2 0.000403 0.36 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:57.82
IV.MSCL.HHN. ML:3.3 0.0004335 0.08 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:28.92
IV.MSRU.HHN. ML:3.1 0.000294 1.32 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:51.23
IV.MSRU.HHE. ML:3.3 0.000482 0.3 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:50.84
IV.MTSN.HHE. ML:2.3 3.015E-5 1 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:45:12.74
IV.MTSN.HHN. ML:2.4 3.61E-5 0.4 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:45:10.46
IV.MTTG.HHE. ML:2.9 0.000163 0.84 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:57.22
IV.MTTG.HHN. ML:2.8 0.0001325 1.48 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:58.86
IV.PIPA.HHN. ML:3.2 0.000227 0.92 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:45:02.23
IV.PIPA.HHE. ML:3.5 0.0004915 0.22 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:45:02.39
IV.PLAC.HHE. ML:3.2 0.0002975 0.36 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:52.88
IV.PLAC.HHN. ML:3.1 0.0002525 0.42 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:53.27
IV.RAFF.HHE. ML:2.8 8.785E-5 0.8 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:45:05.63
IV.RAFF.HHN. ML:2.6 6.235E-5 0.9 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:45:05.61
IV.SALB.HHE. ML:3.3 0.000292 0.86 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:45:02.52
IV.SALB.HHN. ML:2.9 0.00013 0.44 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:45:02.84
IV.SCTE.HHN. ML:3.2 9.99E-5 0.4 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:45:23.29
IV.SCTE.HHE. ML:3.3 0.00013525 0.22 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:45:24.28
IV.SERS.HHN. ML:3.2 0.000319 0.42 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:57.34
IV.SERS.HHE. ML:3.1 0.000233 0.4 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:58.19
IV.SOI.EHN. ML:2.7 0.000111 0.22 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:30.37
IV.SOI.EHE. ML:2.6 8.6325E-5 0.66 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:30.77
IV.SSY.HHE. ML:2.9 0.000133 0.92 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:34.75
IV.SSY.HHN. ML:3.2 0.0002125 1.18 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:35.74
MN.TIP.HHE. ML:3 0.000182 1.4 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:45:00.21
MN.TIP.HNE. ML:2.9 0.000145 0.62 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:45:00.22
MN.TIP.HHN. ML:2.9 0.000151 0.6 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:44:57.34
MN.TIP.HNN. ML:2.9 0.0001285 1 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:45:01.56
IV.VCEL.EHN. ML:3.7 0.00014425 0.06 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:45:22.14
IV.VCEL.EHE. ML:3.7 0.000166 0.06 AML other m 2013-07-21T09:45:23.00
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, 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, 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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