Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.0 on date 16-04-2024 and time 08:00:27 (Italy) in region Isole Eolie (Messina)

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

  • 16-04-2024 06:00:27 (UTC)
  • 16-04-2024 08:00:27 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.4870, 15.0450 at 12 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 8 12753 12753
Santa Marina Salina ME 17 903 13656

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
55 Km NW of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
67 Km NW of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
98 Km N of Acireale (52622 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 2024-04-16
38.487 15.045 12 2024-04-16
Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania) 126781271
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2024-04-16 06:00:27
Latitude 38.4870
Longitude 15.0450
Depth (km) 12 (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 126781271


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) 3100.0
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 139
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) 0.1
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 0.2
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 126781271
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV_OE (Catania)
Time of creation (UTC) 2024-04-16 06:04:29
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
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