Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.1 on date 17-09-2023 and time 03:07:33 (UTC) in region Isole Eolie (Messina)

A magnitude ML 2.1 earthquake occured in region: Isole Eolie (Messina), on

  • 17-09-2023 03:07:33 (UTC)
  • 17-09-2023 05:07:33 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.4900, 14.6960 at 11 km depth.

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

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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
Leni ME 13 696 696
Malfa ME 16 982 1678
Santa Marina Salina ME 17 903 2581

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
82 Km W of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
93 Km W of Reggio di Calabria (183035 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 2.1 2023-09-17
38.49 14.696 11 2023-09-17
Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania) 121122381
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2023-09-17 03:07:33
Latitude 38.4900
Longitude 14.6960
Depth (km) 11 (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 121122381


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) 118
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) 0.23
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 2.1
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 121122381
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2023-09-17 03:18:11
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
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