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Minor mag. 1.5 earthquake - 4.3 km southeast of Sant'Agata, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy, on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 12:12 am (GMT +2) -

Minor mag. 1.5 earthquake - 4.3 km southeast of Sant\'Agata, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy, on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 12:12 am (GMT +2) Minor mag. 1.5 earthquake - 4.3 km southeast of Sant\'Agata, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy, on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 12:12 am (GMT +2)

Minor magnitude 1.5 earthquake at 6 km depth

18 May 22:23 UTC: First to report: INGV after 10 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 18, 2022 22:12:54 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, May 19, 2022 at 12:12 am (GMT +2)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude1.5
Depth5.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.0352°N / 14.6622°E (Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy)
Antipode38.035°S / 165.338°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceINGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
Nearest volcanoEtna (43 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities0 km (0 mi) S of San Piero (pop: 345) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
4 km (3 mi) SSE of Sant'Agata (Provincia di Messina, Sicilia) (pop: 9,920) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
13 km (8 mi) SSW of Capo d'Orlando (Province of Messina) (pop: 12,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
14 km (9 mi) W of Tortorici (pop: 3,310) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) E of Caronia (Sicilia) (pop: 1,830) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) NW of Maniace (pop: 3,540) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
117 km (72 mi) E of Palerm (pop: 648,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
466 km (290 mi) SSE of Rome (Latium) (pop: 2,318,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 18.2°C (65 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from S
Estimated seismic energy released1.1 x 107 joules (3.12 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
1.55.9 kmItaly: 2 Km SW Militello Rosmarino (ME)INGV
1.55.9 kmSicily, ItalyRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 1.5, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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