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Weak mag. 2.2 earthquake - Tyrrhenian Sea, 36 km northwest of Milazzo, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy, on Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022 at 8:08 am (GMT +1) -

Weak mag. 2.2 earthquake - Tyrrhenian Sea, 36 km northwest of Milazzo, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy, on Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022 at 8:08 am (GMT +1) Weak mag. 2.2 earthquake - Tyrrhenian Sea, 36 km northwest of Milazzo, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy, on Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022 at 8:08 am (GMT +1)

Weak magnitude 2.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

6 Dec 07:14 UTC: First to report: INGV after 5 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 6, 2022 07:08:40 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Dec 6, 2022 at 8:08 am (GMT +1)
Depth10.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.377°N / 14.878°E (Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy)
Antipode38.377°S / 165.122°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceINGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
Nearest volcanoVulcano (8 km / 5 mi)
Nearby towns and cities9 km (5 mi) W of Vulcano Piano (pop: 396) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
12 km (7 mi) SSW of Pianoconte (pop: 1,080) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) N of Gioiosa Marea (pop: 3,240) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
29 km (18 mi) NNE of Capo d'Orlando (Province of Messina) (pop: 12,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (22 mi) WNW of Milazzo (Province of Messina) (pop: 31,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (24 mi) NW of Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (Provincia di Messina) (pop: 34,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) NNE of Sant'Agata (Provincia di Messina) (pop: 9,920) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
440 km (273 mi) SSE of Rome (pop: 2,318,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
8 km (5 mi) WSW of Vulcano Island (pop: 715) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
13 km (8 mi) SSW of Lipari Island (pop: 12,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
118 km (73 mi) NE of Sicily Island (pop: 5,017,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 12.5°C (54 F), humidity: 53%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from SE
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 108 joules (35 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
2.210.4 kmItaly: Isole Eolie (Messina)INGV
2.210 kmSicily, ItalyRaspberryShake


Seismic station: Castrocucco, Italy (CUC/MN network) | Distance from quake: 197 km / 122 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Castrocucco, Italy: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.2, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people except under very favorable conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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