Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.5 on date 02-03-2024 and time 22:44:40 (UTC) in region Isole Eolie (Messina)

A magnitude ML 1.5 earthquake occured in region: Isole Eolie (Messina), on

  • 02-03-2024 22:44:40 (UTC)
  • 02-03-2024 23:44:40 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.5380, 14.9480 at 9 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
Santa Marina Salina ME 7 903 903
Lipari ME 8 12753 13656
Malfa ME 11 982 14638
Leni ME 11 696 15334

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
65 Km NW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
77 Km NW 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 1.5 2024-03-02
38.538 14.948 9 2024-03-02
Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania) 125665471
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2024-03-02 22:44:40
Latitude 38.5380
Longitude 14.9480
Depth (km) 9 (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 125665471


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) 500.0
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 120
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) 0.07
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 1.5
Uncertainty 0.4
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 125665471
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2024-03-02 23:03:17
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
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