Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.3 on date 21-01-2022 and time 11:49:40 (Italy) in region Tirreno Meridionale (MARE)

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

  • 21-01-2022 10:49:40 (UTC)
  • 21-01-2022 11:49:40 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.8840, 15.6120 at 184 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
62 Km W of Lamezia Terme (70714 inhabitants)
72 Km SW of Cosenza (67546 inhabitants)
77 Km N of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
85 Km W of Catanzaro (90612 inhabitants)
86 Km N of Reggio di Calabria (183035 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
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
ML 2.3 2022-01-21
38.8845 15.6123 184 2022-01-21
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 100010831
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2022-01-21 10:49:40 ± 0.18
Latitude 38.8845 ± 0.0090
Longitude 15.6123 ± 0.0474
Depth (km) 184 ± 2 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 100010831


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 4133
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 453
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 93
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 4130.0
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 212
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 34
Number of defining phases 18
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.16
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.00000
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.88134
Number of stations at which the event was observed 25
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 9
Magnitude information


Field Value
Value 2.3
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 40
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 100010831
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2022-01-21 11:01:08
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.VOBA.EHZ. 2022-01-21T10:51:38.66 3.0 negative manual Pn 5.33 0
IV.CRTC.HHZ. 2022-01-21T10:51:12.17 3.0 negative manual Pg 11.83 0
IV.TREM.HHZ. 2022-01-21T10:51:09.49 3.0 undecidable manual Sn -4.09 0
CR.STON.BHZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:59.24 3.0 negative manual Pg 12.51 0
IV.MMO1.EHZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:58.01 3.0 undecidable manual Pg 9.9 0
IV.RM33.HNZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:40.00 3.0 undecidable manual Pn -4.02 0
IV.EPOZ.HHZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:34.27 3.0 undecidable manual Sn 0.08 0
IV.LPEL.HHZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:33.94 3.0 undecidable manual Pn -0.86 0
IT.ORP.HGZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:29.59 3.0 negative manual Pg 6.41 0
IV.GRIS.EHZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:28.19 0.6 undecidable manual S 12 0.8750 151 0.19 43
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:27.94 0.6 undecidable manual S 157 0.8813 150 -0.13 44
IV.SPS2.HHZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:26.49 0.6 undecidable manual S 54 0.6943 156 0.43 43
IV.CET2.HHZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:25.99 0.6 undecidable manual S 22 0.6961 156 -0.08 46
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:25.06 0.6 undecidable manual S 51 0.5936 159 -0.07 47
IV.FERC.HHZ.00 2022-01-21T10:50:25.50 0.6 undecidable manual S 137 0.5900 159 0.4 44
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:25.84 0.6 undecidable manual S 160 0.6619 157 0.1 46
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:23.44 0.6 undecidable manual S 142 0.3498 167 -0.01 50
IV.GIZZ.HHZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:23.86 0.1 undecidable manual S 78 0.4730 163 -0.34 91
IV.CMDO.HHZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:15.29 3.0 positive manual Pn -3.72 0
IV.RESU.HHZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:11.37 3.0 undecidable manual Pn -4.77 0
IV.PIPA.HHZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:09.38 3.0 negative manual Pn -0.06 0
IV.MPAZ.HHZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:08.57 3.0 positive manual Pn -0.16 0
IV.CELI.HHZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:08.24 3.0 negative manual Pn 0.63 0
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:07.01 3.0 negative manual P -0.14 0
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:07.72 0.6 undecidable manual P 157 0.8813 150 -0.08 44
IV.GRIS.EHZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:07.81 0.6 positive manual P 12 0.8750 151 0.05 44
IV.SERS.HHZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:07.57 3.0 negative manual Pn 0.06 0
IV.FERC.HHZ.00 2022-01-21T10:50:06.25 0.1 undecidable manual P 137 0.5900 159 0.16 92
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:06.28 0.6 positive manual P 160 0.6619 157 -0.17 46
IV.CET2.HHZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:06.62 0.1 negative manual P 22 0.6961 156 -0.02 93
IV.SPS2.HHZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:06.85 0.6 positive manual P 54 0.6943 156 0.22 45
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:05.15 0.1 negative manual P 142 0.3498 167 0.01 100
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:05.96 0.3 undecidable manual P 51 0.5936 159 -0.14 70
IV.GIZZ.HHZ. 2022-01-21T10:50:05.47 0.1 undecidable manual P 78 0.4730 163 -0.1 96
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.JOPP.HNE. ML:2.4 0.00009594987499999999 2.0992 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:24.74
IV.JOPP.HNN. ML:2.3 0.000063100125 2.1696 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:24.43
IV.SPS2.HHE. ML:1.8 0.00002195 0.2 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:27.62
IV.SPS2.HHN. ML:2.0 0.0000302 0.38 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:27.85
IV.LPEL.HHN. ML:3.3 0.00009981243500000001 0.0576 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:51:46.25
IV.LPEL.HHE. ML:3.3 0.00010690648 0.0576 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:51:46.33
IV.JOPP.HHE. ML:2.3 0.00006625504 0.8832 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:29.40
IV.JOPP.HHN. ML:2.4 0.000095065695 1.7792 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:23.52
IV.GIZZ.HHE. ML:2.6 0.000125012565 0.096 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:23.95
IV.GIZZ.HHN. ML:2.5 0.00009330458999999999 0.1216 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:27.48
IV.CAR1.HNE. ML:2.4 0.00007021326 0.864 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:43.22
IV.CAR1.HNN. ML:2.3 0.00006658207999999999 1.12 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:42.79
IV.CAR1.HHE. ML:2.4 0.000069027085 1.1008 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:42.68
IV.CAR1.HHN. ML:2.3 0.000058143505 1.0368 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:21.09
IV.FERC.HHE.00 ML:4.2 0.0056663695 2.4448 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:33.23
IV.FERC.HHN.00 ML:4.3 0.0060726747 2.656 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:22.72
MN.CEL.HHE. ML:2.2 0.000052288064500000005 0.4992 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:28.70
MN.CEL.HHN. ML:2.4 0.00007004302000000001 1.4784 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:34.00
MN.CEL.HNE. ML:2.5 0.000104005025 1.024 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:53.15
MN.CEL.HNN. ML:2.7 0.00014161847 1.376 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:34.27
IV.CET2.HHE. ML:2.6 0.00011027690500000002 0.8832 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:48.79
IV.CET2.HHN. ML:2.6 0.00013492665 0.2752 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:27.28
IV.PLAC.HNE. ML:2.5 0.00008563935000000001 1.408 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:43.89
IV.PLAC.HNN. ML:2.5 0.000093331675 1.1456 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:43.53
IV.PLAC.HHE. ML:2.4 0.00006267742 1.4592 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:43.16
IV.PLAC.HHN. ML:2.1 0.000040148625 0.9984 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:16.52
IV.SERS.HNE. ML:2.2 0.00004490312 0.6016 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:29.84
IV.SERS.HNN. ML:2.2 0.000037887775 1.0432 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:20.93
IV.SERS.HHE. ML:2.0 0.000031854464999999996 1.4592 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:22.48
IV.SERS.HHN. ML:1.8 0.000019974304999999996 0.5824 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:30.39
IV.SOI.EHE. ML:2.2 0.000039166675 1.3248 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:30.06
IV.SOI.EHN. ML:2.1 0.00003288159 1.2608 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:55.38
IV.GRIS.EHE. ML:2.5 0.00008941611499999999 1.0816 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:09.33
IV.GRIS.EHN. ML:2.3 0.000056050814999999996 1.504 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:48.80
IV.GRIS.HNE. ML:2.8 0.00016280211 0.64 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:48.44
IV.GRIS.HNN. ML:2.8 0.0001576855 0.5696 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:35.52
IV.CELI.HNE. ML:2.1 0.000036919279999999996 1.1392 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:17.59
IV.CELI.HNN. ML:2.1 0.00003589594999999999 0.9984 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:40.24
IV.CELI.HHE. ML:2.0 0.000029941534999999997 1.7408 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:41.89
IV.CELI.HHN. ML:2.2 0.00003977186 1.7024 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:38.61
IV.MPAZ.HHE. ML:2.2 0.000038030170000000005 1.3376 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:55.27
IV.MPAZ.HHN. ML:2.1 0.000031713265000000004 0.3968 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:35.22
IV.PIPA.HHE. ML:2.1 0.000028947109999999997 1.0176 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:46.83
IV.PIPA.HHN. ML:1.9 0.000021871535 1.0176 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:43.96
IV.PIPA.HNE. ML:2.7 0.000118052425 0.5312 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:33.19
IV.PIPA.HNN. ML:3.0 0.0002155589 1.2096 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:50:16.61
IV.LPEL.HNE. ML:3.4 0.00012715705999999998 0.6592 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:51:01.43
IV.LPEL.HNN. ML:3.6 0.00018998875 0.7488 AML other m 2022-01-21T10:51:22.15
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