Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.5 on date 26-02-2020 and time 12:17:14 (Italy) in region 2 km NW Castroreale (ME)

A magnitude ML 1.5 earthquake occured in region: 2 km NW Castroreale (ME), on

  • 26-02-2020 11:17:14 (UTC)
  • 26-02-2020 12:17:14 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.12, 15.2 at 11 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
Castroreale ME 2 2504 2504
Rodì Milici ME 3 2056 4560
Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto ME 4 41583 46143
Terme Vigliatore ME 4 7395 53538
Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea ME 6 1531 55069
Furnari ME 7 3784 58853
Merì ME 7 2338 61191
Santa Lucia del Mela ME 8 4650 65841
San Filippo del Mela ME 9 7115 72956
Falcone ME 10 2808 75764
Gualtieri Sicaminò ME 12 1807 77571
Tripi ME 12 873 78444
Pace del Mela ME 12 6239 84683
Milazzo ME 12 31646 116329
Oliveri ME 12 2181 118510
Novara di Sicilia ME 13 1337 119847
Condrò ME 13 493 120340
Basicò ME 14 612 120952
San Pier Niceto ME 14 2837 123789
Fondachelli-Fantina ME 15 1019 124808
Torregrotta ME 16 7431 132239
Antillo ME 16 919 133158
Mandanici ME 16 601 133759
Monforte San Giorgio ME 17 2777 136536
Roccavaldina ME 17 1133 137669
Valdina ME 17 1355 139024
Venetico ME 18 3911 142935
Fiumedinisi ME 19 1409 144344
Montalbano Elicona ME 19 2287 146631
Spadafora ME 19 5021 151652
Rometta ME 20 6650 158302

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
32 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
39 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
56 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
69 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity
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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 100 ML 1.5 2020-02-26
11:17:14
38.12 15.2 11 2020-02-26
11:22:08
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 76831451
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2020-02-26 11:17:14 ± 0.06
Latitude 38.12 ± 0.01
Longitude 15.20 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 11 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 76831451

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 737
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 304
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 139
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 740
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 11
Number of defining phases 10
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.13
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.33635
Number of stations at which the event was observed 7
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 6
Magnitude information

ML:1.5

Field Value
Value 1.5
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 4
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 76831451
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-02-26 11:22:08
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.HAGA.HHZ. 2020-02-26T11:17:42.29 3.0 undecidable manual S -0.36 0
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2020-02-26T11:17:24.61 0.6 undecidable manual S 254 0.2671 50 -0.15 48
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2020-02-26T11:17:21.05 0.3 undecidable manual S 170 0.1484 124 -0.17 73
IV.IVGP.HHE. 2020-02-26T11:17:21.38 0.3 undecidable manual P 326 0.3363 50 -0.17 70
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2020-02-26T11:17:20.65 0.6 undecidable manual P 59 0.2833 50 0.01 49
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2020-02-26T11:17:20.40 0.3 undecidable manual S 76 0.1241 129 -0.05 75
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2020-02-26T11:17:20.55 0.3 undecidable manual P 254 0.2671 50 0.19 71
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2020-02-26T11:17:19.76 0.3 undecidable manual S 209 0.1025 134 -0.07 75
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2020-02-26T11:17:18.41 0.1 positive manual P 170 0.1484 124 0.09 98
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2020-02-26T11:17:17.63 0.1 negative manual P 209 0.1025 134 0.11 99
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2020-02-26T11:17:17.91 0.1 positive manual P 76 0.1241 129 0.04 100
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:1.7 0.00052 0.78 AML other m 2020-02-26T11:17:20.43
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:1.6 0.000329 0.2 AML other m 2020-02-26T11:17:21.21
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:1.2 0.0001265 0.2 AML other m 2020-02-26T11:17:21.42
IV.MPNC.HHN. ML:1.5 0.0003205 0.76 AML other m 2020-02-26T11:17:22.08
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
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