Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.3 on date 21-03-2016 and time 04:14:21 (UTC) in region Mar Ionio Settentrionale (MARE)

A magnitude ML 2.3 earthquake occured in region: Mar Ionio Settentrionale (MARE), on

  • 21-03-2016 04:14:21 (UTC)
  • 21-03-2016 05:14:21 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.7490, 16.6520 at 38 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
97 Km E 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, https://doi.org/10.13127/cpti/cpti15.3) 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 (http://zonesismiche.mi.ingv.it) 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.
Shakemap
Felt maps
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Bulletin
Rev1000
ML 2.3 2016-03-21
04:14:21
37.7493 16.6515 38 2016-05-17
13:17:57
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 23941591
Reviewed
Rev100
ML 2.3 2016-03-21
04:14:21
37.7683 16.6715 38 2016-03-21
04:31:27
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 23932061
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2016-03-21 04:14:21 ± 0.11
Latitude 37.7493 ± 0.0045
Longitude 16.6515 ± 0.0034
Depth (km) 38 ± 0 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 23941591

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 510
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 189
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 151
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 510.0
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 200
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 36
Number of defining phases 35
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.41
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.00000
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 5.18099
Number of stations at which the event was observed 25
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 24
Magnitudes information

ML:2.3

Field Value
Value 2.3
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 14
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 23932061
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2016-03-21 04:31:27

ML:2.3

Field Value
Value 2.3
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 14
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 23941591
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2016-03-22 09:19:25
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.PE3.EHZ. 2016-03-21T04:16:05.35 3.0 undecidable manual Pn 6.42 0
CR.STON.BHZ. 2016-03-21T04:15:35.26 0.6 undecidable manual P 9 5.1810 90 -2.25 3
IV.HPAC.HHZ. 2016-03-21T04:15:09.18 0.1 undecidable manual S 231 1.6530 90 0.63 61
IV.AMUR.HHZ. 2016-03-21T04:15:08.67 0.1 undecidable manual P 359 3.1557 90 -0.87 21
IV.NOCI.HHZ. 2016-03-21T04:15:07.05 0.1 undecidable manual P 6 3.0541 90 -1.08 20
IV.LTRZ.EHZ. 2016-03-21T04:15:04.47 0.1 undecidable manual P 3 2.8553 90 -0.91 22
IV.HAVL.HHZ. 2016-03-21T04:15:03.25 0.1 undecidable manual S 237 1.4488 90 -0.41 75
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2016-03-21T04:15:03.19 0.1 undecidable manual S 255 1.4659 90 -0.88 63
IV.SCTE.HHZ. 2016-03-21T04:15:02.34 0.1 undecidable manual P 31 2.7178 90 -1.14 20
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2016-03-21T04:15:01.49 0.1 undecidable manual S 245 1.3841 90 -0.63 73
IV.SERS.HHE. 2016-03-21T04:14:59.13 0.1 undecidable manual S 1 1.2860 90 -0.64 76
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2016-03-21T04:14:58.06 0.3 undecidable manual S 295 1.2339 90 -0.46 61
IV.MPNC.HHN. 2016-03-21T04:14:55.73 0.1 undecidable manual S 292 1.0981 90 0.47 80
IV.MSRU.HHE. 2016-03-21T04:14:54.86 0.1 undecidable manual S 300 1.0369 90 1.05 63
IV.PIPA.HHZ. 2016-03-21T04:14:50.14 0.6 undecidable manual P 4 1.7393 90 0.17 33
IV.HPAC.HHZ. 2016-03-21T04:14:49.38 0.1 undecidable manual P 231 1.6530 90 0.61 62
IV.HMDC.HHZ. 2016-03-21T04:14:49.38 0.1 positive manual P 243 1.6817 90 0.22 68
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2016-03-21T04:14:47.37 0.1 undecidable manual S 289 0.7923 91 -0.59 87
IV.CAR1.HHZ. 2016-03-21T04:14:47.22 0.1 undecidable manual P 347 1.5423 90 -0.02 77
IV.HAVL.HHZ. 2016-03-21T04:14:46.03 0.1 positive manual P 237 1.4488 90 0.08 80
IV.IVPL.HHZ. 2016-03-21T04:14:45.98 0.1 undecidable manual P 296 1.4569 90 -0.08 81
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2016-03-21T04:14:45.64 0.1 undecidable manual S 347 0.7195 91 -0.57 89
IV.HLNI.HHZ. 2016-03-21T04:14:45.95 0.1 positive manual P 255 1.4659 90 -0.24 77
IV.SSY.HHZ. 2016-03-21T04:14:44.92 0.1 positive manual P 245 1.3841 90 -0.14 82
IV.SERS.HHE. 2016-03-21T04:14:43.53 0.3 undecidable manual P 1 1.2860 90 -0.18 63
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2016-03-21T04:14:43.13 0.1 undecidable manual P 295 1.2339 90 0.14 84
IV.HAGA.HHZ. 2016-03-21T04:14:43.34 0.1 positive manual P 249 1.2734 90 -0.2 84
IV.AGST.EHZ. 2016-03-21T04:14:42.74 0.1 positive manual P 247 1.2321 90 -0.22 85
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2016-03-21T04:14:42.18 0.1 undecidable manual S 305 0.5711 91 -0.49 93
IV.AIO.HHZ. 2016-03-21T04:14:42.62 0.6 undecidable manual P 282 1.1412 90 0.92 33
IV.MPNC.HHN. 2016-03-21T04:14:41.93 0.1 undecidable manual P 292 1.0981 90 0.82 70
IV.MSRU.HHE. 2016-03-21T04:14:40.70 0.1 undecidable manual P 300 1.0369 90 0.44 83
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2016-03-21T04:14:37.44 0.1 undecidable manual P 289 0.7923 91 0.55 84
MN.CEL.HHE. 2016-03-21T04:14:36.89 0.1 undecidable manual P 311 0.7851 91 0.1 94
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2016-03-21T04:14:35.61 0.1 undecidable manual P 347 0.7195 91 -0.27 95
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2016-03-21T04:14:33.87 0.1 undecidable manual P 305 0.5711 91 0.04 100
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.AGST.EHE. ML:2.6 0.0002305 0.5 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:14:58.68
IV.AGST.EHN. ML:2.7 0.00030649999999999997 0.14 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:14:58.71
IV.AIO.HHN. ML:2.1 0.0000785 0.24 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:14:58.79
IV.AIO.HHE. ML:2.0 0.00006254999999999999 0.46 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:14:58.49
IV.AMUR.HHN. ML:2.6 0.0000318 0.84 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:15:43.35
IV.AMUR.HHE. ML:2.6 0.00003205 1.36 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:15:44.06
IV.CAR1.HHN. ML:2.0 0.0000394 1.48 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:15:06.61
IV.CAR1.HHE. ML:2.1 0.0000435 1.32 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:15:06.89
IV.HAGA.HHN. ML:2.5 0.000184 0.3 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:14:59.37
IV.HAGA.HHE. ML:2.7 0.00028649999999999997 0.3 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:14:59.47
IV.HAVL.HHE. ML:2.6 0.0001545 1.28 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:14:46.95
IV.HAVL.HHN. ML:2.7 0.000217 1.44 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:14:46.47
IV.HLNI.HHE. ML:2.4 0.0000961 0.16 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:15:04.02
IV.HLNI.HHN. ML:2.4 0.00009695000000000001 1.5 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:15:06.19
IV.IVPL.HHE. ML:2.7 0.0002035 0.9 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:15:04.59
IV.IVPL.HHN. ML:2.8 0.000264 1.34 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:15:11.60
IV.MILZ.HHE. ML:2.3 0.00010845000000000001 0.32 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:14:59.69
IV.MILZ.HHN. ML:2.2 0.00008885 1.1 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:15:02.05
IV.MTTG.HHN. ML:2.2 0.0001515 0.5 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:14:50.21
IV.MTTG.HHE. ML:2.0 0.00010035 0.76 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:14:52.63
IV.PIPA.HHE. ML:2.3 0.0000665 1.36 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:15:12.48
IV.PIPA.HHN. ML:2.1 0.00003585 1.18 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:15:13.74
IV.PLAC.HHE. ML:1.9 0.0000915 0.38 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:14:46.83
IV.PLAC.HHN. ML:2.0 0.00011135000000000001 0.52 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:14:48.45
IV.SOI.EHE. ML:1.6 0.000057999999999999994 0.34 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:14:43.39
IV.SOI.EHN. ML:1.7 0.00007549999999999999 0.74 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:14:43.44
IV.SSY.HHE. ML:2.3 0.0000983 1.28 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:15:06.80
IV.SSY.HHN. ML:2.7 0.000219 0.7 AML other m 2016-03-21T04:15:04.85
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, http://www.bo.ingv.it/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, http://terremoti.ingv.it/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.
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