Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.0 on date 04-12-2022 and time 07:18:45 (UTC) in region Isole Eolie (Messina)

A magnitude ML 2.0 earthquake occured in region: Isole Eolie (Messina), on

  • 04-12-2022 07:18:45 (UTC)
  • 04-12-2022 08:18:45 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.3470, 14.8850 at 6 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania).

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
Lipari ME 15 12753 12753
Gioiosa Marea ME 19 7074 19827

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
61 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
71 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
85 Km N of Acireale (52622 inhabitants)
95 Km N of Catania (314555 inhabitants)
Recent and historical seismicity
Seismic hazard
Felt maps
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
ML 2.0 2022-12-04
38.347 14.885 6 2023-06-21
Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania) 112486461
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2022-12-04 07:18:45
Latitude 38.3470
Longitude 14.8850
Depth (km) 6 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 200 -> SURVEY-INGV-CT#SeismPicker_SO-OE
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 112486461


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description horizontal uncertainty
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter)
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter)
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi)
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 700.0
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 136
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 1
Number of defining phases 1
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.24
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree)
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree)
Number of stations at which the event was observed 0
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 0
Magnitude information


Field Value
Value 2.0
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 112486461
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2022-12-04 07:26:34
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
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