Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.3 on date 10-08-2021 and time 03:40:58 (Italy) in region Tirreno Meridionale (MARE)

A magnitude ML 2.3 earthquake occured in region: Tirreno Meridionale (MARE), on

  • 10-08-2021 01:40:58 (UTC)
  • 10-08-2021 03:40:58 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.52, 15.511 at 153 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

No Italian municipalities within 20 km distance.

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
36 Km N of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
47 Km N of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
87 Km SW of Lamezia Terme (70714 inhabitants)
Recent and historical seismicity

These maps show the seismic activity in different time intervals, before the seismic event to which they refer. Data reported in the first two maps come from the analysis carried out in real time by the personnel of the INGV Operating Rooms, immediately after each earthquake. The third map shows data from 1985 to the date of the earthquake: the locations are reviewed by the seismological analysts of the INGV Italian Seismic Bulletin (Bollettino Sismico Italiano dell’INGV). The localization parameters (hypocentral coordinates and magnitude) are the best possible estimate with the data available to the INGV, but are constantly updated according to further data that become available. The location and magnitude parameters, subsequently reviewed by seismological analysts, may vary.

Earthquakes of the 3 days preceding this event

Earthquakes of the 3 days preceding this event

This map shows the earthquake epicenters with magnitude ≥ 0.0, localized with data recorded by the National Seismic Network and other collaborative networks both in Italy and in neighboring countries, in the 72 hours preceding this event. The size of the circle indicates the different classes of magnitude. The colors indicate the different time intervals preceding the seismic event. The black and white star is the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Earthquakes of the 90 days preceding this event

Earthquakes of the 90 days preceding this event

This map shows the earthquake epicenters with magnitude ≥ 2.0, localized with data recorded by the National Seismic Network and other collaborative networks both in Italy and in neighboring countries, in the 90 days preceding this event. The size of the circle indicates the different classes of magnitude. The colors indicate the different time intervals preceding the seismic event. The black and white star is 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 shows the earthquake epicenters with magnitude ≥ 3.0, localized with data recorded by the National Seismic Network and other collaborative networks both in Italy and in neighboring countries, from 1985 to the date of this event. The size of the circle indicates the different classes of magnitude. The colors indicate the different time intervals preceding the seismic event. The black and white star is 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 3.0, since 1000 AD until 2019. The size of the square indicates the different classes of magnitude. For earthquakes with magnitude ≥ 6.0, it is also shown the year of occurrence and the magnitude value. The black and white star is 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.
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 earthquake resentment in the area, expressed in terms of intensity on the MCS scale (Mercalli-Cancani-Sieberg). Intensities are determined using data from questionnaires collected on the website The intensities shown are determined considering all the reports received from each municipality, and are all the more reliable the greater the number of questionnaires. The collected data are subjected to an automatic statistical filter, but are not checked individually. In particular, intensities greater than or equal to the VI degree of the MCS or EMS scale require on-site verification by specialized personnel. The black star is the epicenter of the earthquake that occurred. This map is updated every time citizens fill out new questionnaires. The number of questionnaires processed to obtain this map, the date and time of the last update are shown at the top right.
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
ML 2.3 2021-08-10
38.5195 15.5107 153 2021-08-10
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 93904101
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2021-08-10 01:40:58 ± 0.36
Latitude 38.5195 ± 0.0162
Longitude 15.5107 ± 0.0241
Depth (km) 153 ± 2 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 93904101


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1874
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1546
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 132
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 1870
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 121
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 42
Number of defining phases 27
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
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 1.37416
Number of stations at which the event was observed 27
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 14
Magnitude information


Field Value
Value 2.3
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 46
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 93904101
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2021-08-10 02:00:01
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
CR.STON.BHZ. 2021-08-10T01:42:57.24 3.0 undecidable manual Sn -3.14 0
TV.SU26.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:42:42.27 3.0 undecidable manual Pg 22.6 0
IV.APEC.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:42:42.35 3.0 negative manual Pg 23.280001 0
IV.PIGN.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:42:36.00 3.0 undecidable manual Sg 17.290001 0
IV.LINA.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:42:28.39 3.0 undecidable manual Sn -5.89 0
IV.NOCI.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:42:11.15 3.0 undecidable manual Sn -1.02 0
IV.AMUR.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:42:10.17 3.0 undecidable manual S 0
IV.HPAC.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:42:08.14 3.0 undecidable manual Sg 7.64 0
IV.ICAI.EHZ. 2021-08-10T01:42:08.92 3.0 undecidable manual Sn -1.97 0
IV.LAV9.HNZ. 2021-08-10T01:42:06.94 3.0 undecidable manual Pg 10.79 0
MN.VAE.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:57.84 3.0 undecidable manual Sg 6.85 0
IV.PAOL.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:55.46 3.0 undecidable manual Pg 14.99 0
IV.GRIS.EHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:46.77 0.1 undecidable manual S 12 1.2492 135 0.26 83
IV.PIGN.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:46.05 3.0 undecidable manual Pn 2.35 0
MN.TIP.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:46.09 0.6 undecidable manual S 55 1.1736 137 0.82 35
IV.SERS.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:44.39 0.6 undecidable manual S 60 1.0531 140 1.04 33
IV.CET2.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:43.55 0.6 undecidable manual S 19 1.0657 140 0 45
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:40.70 0.3 undecidable manual S 227 0.6898 152 2.24 23
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:40.68 0.1 undecidable manual S 36 0.9137 144 -0.63 81
IV.AMUR.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:39.24 3.0 undecidable manual P 0
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:38.99 0.3 undecidable manual S 95 0.7293 150 0.08 72
IV.TAR1.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:37.45 3.0 undecidable manual P 0
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:37.61 0.6 undecidable manual S 164 0.5369 157 0.73 42
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:36.55 0.6 undecidable manual S 251 0.4389 161 0.5 47
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:35.37 0.3 undecidable manual S 221 0.331 166 0.07 79
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:34.70 0.3 undecidable manual S 73 0.3058 167 -0.46 73
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:34.48 0.6 undecidable manual S 180 0.2554 169 -0.42 50
IV.SICLA.EHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:34.62 0.3 undecidable manual S 149 0.3076 167 -0.55 71
IV.LADO.EHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:27.17 1.0 undecidable manual P 56 1.3742 132 -0.33 20
IV.GRIS.EHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:26.38 0.1 undecidable manual P 12 1.2492 135 0.14 85
MN.TIP.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:25.63 0.6 undecidable manual P 55 1.1736 137 0.11 44
IV.CET2.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:24.49 0.6 undecidable manual P 19 1.0657 140 -0.04 45
IV.SERS.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:24.58 0.6 undecidable manual P 60 1.0531 140 0.16 44
IV.MUCR.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:22.05 0.6 undecidable manual P 227 0.6898 152 0.46 45
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:22.94 0.6 undecidable manual P 36 0.9137 144 -0.3 44
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:21.91 1.0 undecidable manual P 95 0.7293 150 0.06 24
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:20.16 0.3 undecidable manual P 251 0.4389 161 -0.04 77
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:20.81 0.1 undecidable manual P 164 0.5369 157 0.13 100
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:19.42 0.1 undecidable manual P 221 0.331 166 -0.35 99
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:19.76 0.6 positive manual P 73 0.3058 167 0.07 53
IV.MSRU.HHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:19.16 0.1 undecidable manual P 180 0.2554 169 -0.38 100
IV.SICLA.EHZ. 2021-08-10T01:41:19.26 0.6 negative manual P 149 0.3076 167 -0.44 49
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.SICLA.EHN. ML:2.7 0.000232 0.3 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:35.18
IV.MSRU.HHN. ML:2.5 0.00014533085 0.68 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:35.59
IV.MILZ.HHE. ML:3 0.0004705 0.62 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:35.96
IV.SICLA.EHE. ML:2.5 0.00015939485 0.26 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:35.30
IV.JOPP.HHE. ML:1.8 3.1961905E-5 0.38 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:36.24
IV.JOPP.HHN. ML:2.2 8.61E-5 0.52 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:36.38
IV.MILZ.HHN. ML:2.8 0.0002935 0.46 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:36.41
IV.MSRU.HHE. ML:2.7 0.00026141065 0.24 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:36.41
IV.PLAC.HHN. ML:2.3 7.2512165E-5 0.34 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:39.35
IV.PLAC.HHE. ML:1.8 2.7293265E-5 0.98 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:39.44
IV.MTTG.HHE. ML:2.1 5.965E-5 0.58 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:39.92
IV.IVPL.HHN. ML:2.2 7.635E-5 0.5 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:40.32
IV.MTTG.HHN. ML:2.2 7.22E-5 0.72 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:42.49
IV.IVPL.HHE. ML:2.2 7.93E-5 1.22 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:43.62
IV.MUCR.HHE. ML:0 3.69262E-5 0.4 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:43.01
IV.MUCR.HHN. ML:0 4.614643E-5 0.72 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:45.70
IV.SERS.HHN. ML:2 3.295E-5 0.34 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:44.42
IV.SERS.HHE. ML:2 3.12E-5 0.4 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:44.54
IV.CET2.HHE. ML:2.3 7.062966E-5 0.28 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:44.60
IV.CET2.HHN. ML:2.7 0.0001545 1.68 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:45.85
IV.CAR1.HHE. ML:2 3.465E-5 0.52 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:45.09
IV.CAR1.HHN. ML:2.2 5.94E-5 0.52 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:46.51
IV.PIGN.HHN. ML:2.7 4.08E-5 0.92 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:46.79
MN.TIP.HHE. ML:0 1.7260595E-5 0.78 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:47.07
MN.TIP.HHN. ML:0 1.703748E-5 0.38 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:47.96
OT.TAR1.HHE. ML:0 4.8974995E-5 0.22 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:42:08.10
OT.TAR1.HHN. ML:0 3.6894785E-5 0.56 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:42:08.77
IV.PIGN.HHE. ML:2.4 2.032844E-5 2.04 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:42:15.63
IV.JOPP.HNE. ML:2.2 8.328129E-5 0.9 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:36.10
IV.JOPP.HNN. ML:2.2 8.3612175E-5 0.58 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:36.09
IV.PLAC.HNE. ML:2.3 8.251953E-5 0.32 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:39.28
IV.PLAC.HNN. ML:2.3 7.473351E-5 0.54 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:39.36
IV.CAR1.HNE. ML:2.3 7.2047185E-5 0.56 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:46.64
IV.CAR1.HNN. ML:2.4 8.004926E-5 1.7904 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:45.60
IV.SERS.HNE. ML:2.6 0.00012337725 15.5 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:32.52
IV.SERS.HNN. ML:2.1 4.1104625E-5 0.68 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:46.34
MN.TIP.HNE. ML:2.5 8.876852E-5 2.38 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:42:12.01
MN.TIP.HNN. ML:2.7 0.0001392901 12.54 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:46.90
IV.GRIS.EHE. ML:2 2.6284335E-5 0.48 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:48.35
IV.GRIS.EHN. ML:2 3.1351485E-5 0.46 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:48.57
IV.AMUR.HNE. ML:2.8 5.8667715E-5 5.2304 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:42:30.30
IV.AMUR.HNN. ML:2.6 4.3521325E-5 1.36 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:42:03.98
IV.AMUR.HHE. ML:2.2 1.420926E-5 1.84 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:42:12.56
IV.AMUR.HHN. ML:2.2 1.596041E-5 0.66 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:42:11.81
IV.PIGN.HNE. ML:3.2 0.00013585455 4.2896 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:42:31.16
IV.PIGN.HNN. ML:3.3 0.0001645391 1.5896 AML other m 2021-08-10T01:41:54.13
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
Fault Plane solutions

Fault Plane solutions

The map reports the fault plane solutions for earthquakes in the region from 1977 to the date of this event. Red moment tensors are determined using the Regional Centroid Moment Tensor technique (RCMT, applied for earthquakes with magnitude larger than 4.5 in the Euro-Mediterranenan area. Occasionally, when a station azimuthal coverage exists RCMTs can be obtained also for earthquakes with magnitude down to 4.0. The gray moment tensors are obtained with the Time Domain Moment Tensor method (TDMT, This technique is applied to earthquakes with magnitude ML greater than 3.2, when it is possible. The size of symbols scales with the calculated moment magnitude Mw.
Type Description Link
QuakeML - small Event, Origin, FocalMechanism Download
QuakeML - full Event, Origin, FocalMechanism, Amplitude, Arrival, Pick, Station Magnitude Download
Waveforms Seismic signals in miniseed + resp format Download