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Mag. 2.4 quake - 21 km west of Messina, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy, on Tuesday, Nov 21, 2023, at 09:53 pm (Rome time) -

A light magnitude 2.4 earthquake hit near Lipari island, Italy, in the evening of Tuesday, Nov 21, 2023 at 9.53 pm local time (Europe/Rome GMT +1). The quake had a moderate depth of 179 km (111 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

Mag. 2.4 quake - 21 km west of Messina, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy, on Tuesday, Nov 21, 2023, at 09:53 pm (Rome time) Mag. 2.4 quake - 21 km west of Messina, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy, on Tuesday, Nov 21, 2023, at 09:53 pm (Rome time)

Minor magnitude 2.4 earthquake at 179 km depth

21 Nov 21:09 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 16 minutes.
21 Nov 21:11: Now using data updates from INGV

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 21, 2023 20:53:17 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Nov 21, 2023, at 09:53 pm (Europe/Rome GMT +1)
StatusPreliminary (automatic detection)
Magnitude2.4
Depth178.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.175°N / 15.3097°E Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy
Seismic antipode38.175°S / 164.69°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceINGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
Nearest volcanoVulcano (39 km / 24 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 16.9°C (62 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SSW
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 108 joules (69.8 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town near the epicenter is Torrecampagna, a town with 149 inhabitants in Italy, in 1.2 km (0.8 mi) distance to the west, but it is unlikely that the quake was felt there.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
1 km (1 mi)
W of epicenter
Torrecampagna
(pop: 149)
: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
8 km (5 mi)
NW of epicenter
Milazzo
(pop: 31,800)
: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
9 km (5 mi)
W of epicenter
Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto
(pop: 34,600)
: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
13 km (8 mi)
NE of epicenter
Villafranca Tirrena
(pop: 8,120)
: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
20 km (12 mi)
SE of epicenter
Guidomandri Marina
(pop: 1,740)
: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
21 km (13 mi)
W of epicenter
Falcone
(pop: 2,510)
: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
21 km (13 mi)
E of epicenter
Messina
(pop: 219,900)
: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
23 km (14 mi)
S of epicenter
Antillo
(pop: 912)
: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
24 km (15 mi)
SW of epicenter
Novara di Sicilia
(pop: 906)
: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
24 km (15 mi)
NE of epicenter
Sparta'
(pop: 1,320)
: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
26 km (16 mi)
S of epicenter
Santa Teresa di Riva
(pop: 7,980)
: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
29 km (18 mi)
E of epicenter
Villa San Giovanni
(pop: 13,700)
: Not felt
Provincia di Reggio Calabria, Calabria
30 km (19 mi)
W of epicenter
Patti
(pop: 9,320)
: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
32 km (20 mi)
E of epicenter
Reggio Calabria
(pop: 169,100)
: Not felt
Calabria
33 km (20 mi)
SW of epicenter
San Piero Patti
(pop: 2,060)
: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
34 km (21 mi)
SW of epicenter
Francavilla di Sicilia
(pop: 3,870)
: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
35 km (22 mi)
SE of epicenter
Pellaro
(pop: 13,000)
: Not felt
Provincia di Reggio Calabria, Calabria
35 km (22 mi)
S of epicenter
Mazzarò
(pop: 133)
: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
42 km (26 mi)
E of epicenter
Santo Stefano in Aspromonte
(pop: 766)
: Not felt
Provincia di Reggio Calabria, Calabria
44 km (27 mi)
S of epicenter
Fiumefreddo di Sicilia
(pop: 9,480)
: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
45 km (28 mi)
NW of epicenter
Lipari
(pop: 4,260)
: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
46 km (28 mi)
W of epicenter
Tortorici
(pop: 3,310)
: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
46 km (28 mi)
SW of epicenter
Randazzo
(pop: 9,950)
: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
46 km (29 mi)
W of epicenter
Naso
(pop: 1,050)
: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
47 km (29 mi)
SE of epicenter
Melito di Porto Salvo
(pop: 9,660)
: Not felt
Provincia di Reggio Calabria, Calabria
48 km (30 mi)
E of epicenter
Bagaladi
(pop: 931)
: Not felt
Provincia di Reggio Calabria, Calabria
49 km (30 mi)
E of epicenter
Sant'Eufemia d'Aspromonte
(pop: 3,550)
: Not felt
Provincia di Reggio Calabria, Calabria
50 km (31 mi)
S of epicenter
Riposto
(pop: 11,700)
: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
52 km (32 mi)
NE of epicenter
Palmi
(pop: 18,600)
: Not felt
Provincia di Reggio Calabria, Calabria
55 km (34 mi)
SW of epicenter
Maniace
(pop: 3,540)
: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
56 km (35 mi)
SE of epicenter
San Carlo-Condofuri Marina
(pop: 4,160)
: Not felt
Provincia di Reggio Calabria, Calabria
60 km (37 mi)
SW of epicenter
Bronte
(pop: 18,400)
: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
61 km (38 mi)
NW of epicenter
Malfa
(pop: 797)
: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
68 km (42 mi)
NE of epicenter
Santa Maria
(pop: 94)
: Not felt
Province of Vibo Valentia, Calabria
173 km (107 mi)
W of epicenter
Palermo
(pop: 648,300)
: Not felt
Sicily
477 km (296 mi)
NW of epicenter
Rome
(pop: 2,318,900)
: Not felt
Latium
Notes:
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

User-reports for this quake

There are no user reports for this quake yet.
At magnitude 2.4, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

Compare Quake Data

Data for the same earthquake as reported by different agencies

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.
Mag Depth Time GMT
2023-11-21
Epicenter Agency
2.4 179 km
111 mi
20:53:17 Italy: 1 Km SE Pace Del Mela (ME) INGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
2.4 179 km
111 mi
20:53:17 Sicily, Italy
0 km (0 mi) epicenter difference with INGV
EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)

Seismograms

Seismic station: Castrocucco, Italy (CUC/MN network) | Distance from quake: 207 km / 129 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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