Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.4 on date 28-08-2020 and time 19:55:16 (Italy) in region Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina)

A magnitude ML 2.4 earthquake occured in region: Costa Siciliana nord orientale (Messina), on

  • 28-08-2020 17:55:16 (UTC)
  • 28-08-2020 19:55:16 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.37, 15.38 at 123 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
Villafranca Tirrena ME 16 8584 8584
Spadafora ME 17 5021 13605
Venetico ME 17 3911 17516
Valdina ME 20 1355 18871
Torregrotta ME 20 7431 26302

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
25 Km NW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
37 Km NW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
86 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
100 Km N of Catania (314555 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 3 days preceding this event

Earthquakes of the 3 days preceding this event *

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 90 days preceding this event

Earthquakes of the 90 days preceding this event *

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 from 1985 to the date of the event

Earthquakes from 1985 to the date of the event *

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.
Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2019

Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2019 *

This map shows the epicenters of the historical earthquakes catalogue CPT15 (Catalogo Parametrico dei Terremoti Italiani, 2015 version https://emidius.mi.ingv.it/CPTI15-DBMI15/) with estimated magnitude ≥ 5.0 since 1000 AD until 2014. 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
Shakemap
Felt maps
Preliminary map of the earthquake effects from the web questionnaire

Preliminary map of the earthquake effects from the web 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
Bulletin
Rev1000
ML 2.4 2020-08-28
17:55:16
38.37 15.38 123 2020-11-19
12:37:04
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 83844231
Reviewed
Rev100
ML 2.3 2020-08-28
17:55:16
38.37 15.43 116 2020-08-28
18:08:21
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 82415451
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2020-08-28 17:55:16 ± 0.22
Latitude 38.37 ± 0.01
Longitude 15.38 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 123 ± 2 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 83844231

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1461
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 990
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 153
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 1460
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 97
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 56
Number of defining phases 45
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.31
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 2.74113
Number of stations at which the event was observed 36
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 25
Magnitudes information

ML:2.4

Field Value
Value 2.4
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 43
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 83844231
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-10-17 09:56:09

ML:2.3

Field Value
Value 2.3
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 40
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 82415451
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2020-08-28 18:08:21
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.PANTE.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:57:00.33 3.0 undecidable manual Sg 15.04 0
IV.MMUR.HNZ. 2020-08-28T17:56:59.57 3.0 undecidable manual Pg 22.83 0
IV.CPGN.EHZ. 2020-08-28T17:56:44.96 3.0 undecidable manual Pn 1.08 0
IV.CRTC.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:56:43.37 3.0 negative manual Pn 2.06 0
IV.PESA.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:56:41.57 3.0 undecidable manual Pn -2.1 0
IV.AMUR.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:56:31.60 3.0 undecidable manual Sn -0.34 0
AC.VLO.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:56:25.48 3.0 negative manual Pg 10.18 0
IV.ROSPO.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:56:20.74 3.0 negative manual Pn 4.6 0
MN.CUC.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:56:08.14 0.6 undecidable manual S 12 1.6557 119 -0.04 35
IV.CAFE.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:56:07.06 3.0 positive manual P 2.6566 8.05 0
IV.LADO.EHZ. 2020-08-28T17:56:06.37 0.6 undecidable manual S 53 1.5423 121 0.53 33
IV.ACATE.EHZ. 2020-08-28T17:56:03.90 3.0 undecidable manual Sn -4.27 0
MN.TIP.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:56:02.31 0.6 undecidable manual S 53 1.3427 125 0.46 37
IV.CELI.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:56:02.63 0.6 undecidable manual S 40 1.3526 125 0.58 35
IV.CET2.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:56:00.02 0.6 undecidable manual S 21 1.2393 128 0.16 40
IV.SERS.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:59.86 0.6 undecidable manual S 57 1.2168 128 0.43 39
XK.SELL.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:58.86 0.6 undecidable manual S 57 1.1484 130 0.69 36
IV.NOCI.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:58.78 3.0 undecidable manual P 2.7411 -1.34 0
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:56.32 0.6 undecidable manual S 36 1.0927 132 -0.84 35
IV.GRI.EHN. 2020-08-28T17:55:53.77 0.6 undecidable manual S 61 0.9272 137 -0.56 40
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:52.67 0.6 undecidable manual S 84 0.831 140 -0.12 45
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:49.67 0.6 undecidable manual S 231 0.5162 153 1.07 35
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:49.17 0.6 undecidable manual S 119 0.6061 149 -0.48 44
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:48.67 0.6 undecidable manual S 209 0.3939 159 1.28 33
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:48.23 0.6 undecidable manual S 146 0.4452 156 0.37 47
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:48.47 0.6 undecidable manual S 196 0.4173 158 0.87 40
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:47.93 0.6 undecidable manual S 105 0.4173 158 0.33 48
MN.CUC.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:46.16 0.6 undecidable manual P 12 1.6557 119 -0.14 34
IV.IVUG.HHE. 2020-08-28T17:55:46.45 0.6 undecidable manual S 275 0.3112 163 -0.29 49
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:46.63 0.6 undecidable manual S 271 0.3148 163 -0.14 50
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:45.35 0.3 undecidable manual S 230 0.1547 171 -0.55 70
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:45.86 0.3 undecidable manual S 186 0.2266 167 -0.36 73
IV.LADO.EHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:44.58 0.6 undecidable manual P 53 1.5423 121 -0.38 35
MN.TIP.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:42.78 0.1 positive manual P 53 1.3427 125 0.14 80
IV.CELI.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:42.90 0.6 undecidable manual P 40 1.3526 125 0.13 40
IV.CET2.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:41.63 0.6 undecidable manual P 21 1.2393 128 0.13 41
IV.SERS.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:41.46 0.1 positive manual P 57 1.2168 128 0.21 81
XK.SELL.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:40.89 0.1 undecidable manual P 57 1.1484 130 0.37 80
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:39.65 0.1 positive manual P 36 1.0927 132 -0.29 83
IV.GRI.EHN. 2020-08-28T17:55:38.32 0.1 undecidable manual P 61 0.9272 137 0.02 90
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:37.44 0.1 positive manual P 84 0.831 140 0.03 92
XK.GIZZ.HHN. 2020-08-28T17:55:37.44 0.6 undecidable manual P 46 0.8858 138 -0.47 42
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:35.36 0.1 positive manual P 119 0.6061 149 -0.24 92
IV.FERC.HNN. 2020-08-28T17:55:35.32 0.6 undecidable manual P 82 0.59 149 -0.17 47
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:35.14 0.6 undecidable manual P 231 0.5162 153 0.14 48
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:34.56 0.1 positive manual P 146 0.4452 156 -0.01 100
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:34.76 0.6 undecidable manual P 196 0.4173 158 0.34 47
IV.IVGP.HHN. 2020-08-28T17:55:34.25 0.1 undecidable manual P 274 0.331 162 0.25 98
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:34.26 0.3 undecidable manual P 59 0.4587 156 -0.39 70
IV.NOV.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:34.85 0.1 undecidable manual P 209 0.3939 159 0.55 90
IV.GMB.BHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:34.23 0.6 undecidable manual P 120 0.4056 158 -0.13 49
IV.IVUG.HHE. 2020-08-28T17:55:33.82 0.6 undecidable manual P 275 0.3112 163 -0.1 51
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:33.84 0.3 undecidable manual P 271 0.3148 163 -0.1 76
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:33.97 0.1 undecidable manual P 105 0.4173 158 -0.45 92
IV.MPNC.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:33.10 0.3 undecidable manual P 186 0.2266 167 -0.52 70
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2020-08-28T17:55:32.90 0.3 undecidable manual P 230 0.1547 171 -0.54 71
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.GMB.BHE. ML:0 0.0005962507 0.32 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:48.54
IV.JOPP.HHE. ML:2.2 9.6807945E-5 0.0768 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:35.30
IV.MILZ.HHN. ML:2.8 0.000409862 0.32 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:46.62
IV.MILZ.HHE. ML:3.1 0.00098157635 0.2688 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:46.81
IV.IVPL.HHE. ML:2.5 0.00022171945 1.5648 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:48.08
IV.MPNC.HHN. ML:2.5 0.00020647285 1.6928 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:49.89
IV.NOV.HHE. ML:0 0.00083806685 0.3584 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:49.31
MN.CEL.HNE. ML:0 9.871829E-5 0.1792 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:49.66
MN.CEL.HHE. ML:0 9.4239855E-5 0.1792 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:49.57
IV.GMB.BHN. ML:0 0.000768 0.52 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:49.44
MN.CEL.HNN. ML:0 0.00014956985 0.1792 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:49.52
MN.CEL.HHN. ML:0 0.0001651475 0.2048 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:49.61
IV.MPNC.HHE. ML:2.6 0.0002627846 0.2944 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:49.90
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:2.7 0.00032347215 1.5008 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:49.16
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:2.5 0.0002235847 1.744 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:49.07
IV.NOV.HHN. ML:0 0.00099281485 0.4992 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:50.13
IV.IVPL.HHN. ML:2.4 0.00019047485 0.256 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:50.85
IV.MTTG.HHE. ML:2.3 0.0001209341 0.448 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:51.12
IV.SOI.EHE. ML:2 6.31434E-5 0.5376 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:51.47
IV.MTTG.HHN. ML:2.4 0.00015032185 0.5248 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:52.43
IV.SOI.EHN. ML:2.1 6.9167775E-5 0.512 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:52.27
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:2.3 0.000129041 0.32 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:52.76
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:2.2 9.302125E-5 1.36 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:53.92
IV.PLAC.HNN. ML:2.5 0.000170846 0.3072 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:53.43
IV.PLAC.HHE. ML:2.5 0.0001711803 0.4352 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:53.43
IV.PLAC.HHN. ML:2.6 0.00019503045 0.2816 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:53.75
IV.PLAC.HNE. ML:2.6 0.00018996335 0.2816 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:53.75
IV.CAR1.HHN. ML:2.2 7.144102E-5 0.3968 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:59.67
IV.SERS.HHN. ML:2.3 6.4979605E-5 0.384 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:56:00.72
IV.CET2.HHE. ML:2.6 0.0001324435 0.3456 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:56:01.54
IV.CET2.HHN. ML:2.8 0.00020329355 0.1792 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:56:01.81
IV.CAR1.HHE. ML:2.4 9.8267135E-5 0.3584 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:56:02.67
IV.SERS.HHE. ML:2.2 5.843668E-5 0.32 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:56:03.35
MN.TIP.HHN. ML:2.2 4.545555E-5 1.36 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:56:04.04
MN.TIP.HHE. ML:2.1 3.967144E-5 0.4992 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:56:04.66
IV.CELI.HHN. ML:2 3.3711315E-5 0.448 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:56:05.49
IV.CELI.HHE. ML:1.8 1.89572735E-5 0.5376 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:56:05.46
IV.LADO.EHN. ML:2.3 4.7721055E-5 0.2432 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:56:08.10
MN.CUC.HHE. ML:2.2 3.4550515E-5 0.4992 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:56:09.57
IV.LADO.EHE. ML:2.5 7.852329E-5 0.2816 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:56:10.91
MN.CUC.HHN. ML:1.8 1.704712E-5 0.4096 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:56:13.72
IV.JOPP.HHN. ML:2.2 0.00010569619 0.1536 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:49.73
IV.CAR1.HNE. ML:2.5 0.0001171889 1.7792 AML other m 2020-08-28T17:55:58.11
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
Fault Plane solutions

Fault Plane solutions *

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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