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Mag. 2.1 quake - 3.3 km southwest of Mistretta, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy, on Saturday, Nov 25, 2023, at 06:52 pm (Rome time) -

A light magnitude 2.1 earthquake hit near Sicily island, Italy, in the late afternoon of Saturday, Nov 25, 2023 at 6.52 pm local time (Europe/Rome GMT +1). The quake had a very shallow depth of 6.6 km (4.1 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

Mag. 2.1 quake - 3.3 km southwest of Mistretta, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy, on Saturday, Nov 25, 2023, at 06:52 pm (Rome time) Mag. 2.1 quake - 3.3 km southwest of Mistretta, Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy, on Saturday, Nov 25, 2023, at 06:52 pm (Rome time)

Weak magnitude 2.1 earthquake at 7 km depth

25 Nov 17:58 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 6 minutes.
25 Nov 18:00: Now using data updates from INGV

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 25, 2023 17:52:30 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Nov 25, 2023, at 06:52 pm (Europe/Rome GMT +1)
StatusPreliminary (automatic detection)
Magnitude2.1
Depth6.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude37.902°N / 14.3403°E Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy
Seismic antipode37.902°S / 165.66°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceINGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
Nearest volcanoEtna (60 km / 37 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 6.3°C (43 F), humidity: 53%, wind: 13 m/s (25 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 107 joules (24.8 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town where the quake might have been felt is Mistretta, a town with 5,000 inhabitants in Italy, in 3.3 km (2 mi) distance northeast of the epicenter. People likely experienced very weak shaking there. Several smaller towns and villages are located closer to the epicenter and might have experienced stronger shaking. In the capital of  Italy, Rome, 470 km (292 mi) away from the epicenter, the earthquake could not be felt.
The following table shows some of the places that might have been affected (or not) by the shaking.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
3 km (2 mi)
SW of epicenter
Castel di Lucio
(pop: 1,290)
II: Very weak
Province of Messina, Sicily
3 km (2 mi)
NE of epicenter
Mistretta
(pop: 4,980)
II: Very weak
Province of Messina, Sicily
13 km (8 mi)
NW of epicenter
Tusa
(pop: 1,950)
II: Very weak
Province of Messina, Sicily
14 km (8 mi)
SE of epicenter
Capizzi
(pop: 3,180)
I: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
16 km (10 mi)
NE of epicenter
Caronia
(pop: 1,830)
I: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
17 km (10 mi)
SW of epicenter
Gangi
(pop: 6,430)
I: Not felt
Province of Palermo, Sicily
18 km (11 mi)
S of epicenter
Nicosia
(pop: 10,200)
I: Not felt
Province of Enna, Sicily
22 km (14 mi)
W of epicenter
Castelbuono
(pop: 7,460)
I: Not felt
Province of Palermo, Sicily
24 km (15 mi)
S of epicenter
Villadoro
(pop: 609)
I: Not felt
Province of Enna, Sicily
26 km (16 mi)
SE of epicenter
Troina
(pop: 9,080)
I: Not felt
Province of Enna, Sicily
29 km (18 mi)
S of epicenter
Leonforte
(pop: 13,800)
I: Not felt
Province of Enna, Sicily
29 km (18 mi)
SW of epicenter
Castellana Sicula
(pop: 3,180)
I: Not felt
Province of Palermo, Sicily
31 km (19 mi)
SW of epicenter
Alimena
(pop: 2,100)
I: Not felt
Province of Palermo, Sicily
32 km (20 mi)
SE of epicenter
Agira
(pop: 7,630)
I: Not felt
Province of Enna, Sicily
32 km (20 mi)
NW of epicenter
Cefalu
(pop: 11,600)
I: Not felt
Province of Palermo, Sicily
32 km (20 mi)
NE of epicenter
Sant'Agata
(pop: 9,920)
I: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
33 km (21 mi)
E of epicenter
Cesarò
(pop: 2,350)
I: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
35 km (22 mi)
W of epicenter
Collesano
(pop: 3,410)
I: Not felt
Province of Palermo, Sicily
38 km (24 mi)
S of epicenter
Enna
(pop: 23,000)
I: Not felt
Sicily
38 km (24 mi)
SE of epicenter
Regalbuto
(pop: 6,810)
I: Not felt
Province of Enna, Sicily
40 km (25 mi)
W of epicenter
Caltavuturo
(pop: 4,030)
I: Not felt
Province of Palermo, Sicily
44 km (27 mi)
NE of epicenter
Capo d'Orlando
(pop: 12,000)
I: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
44 km (27 mi)
SW of epicenter
Santa Caterina Villarmosa
(pop: 5,510)
I: Not felt
Province of Caltanissetta, Sicily
45 km (28 mi)
E of epicenter
Tortorici
(pop: 3,310)
I: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
45 km (28 mi)
E of epicenter
Bronte
(pop: 18,400)
I: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
45 km (28 mi)
S of epicenter
Valguarnera Caropepe
(pop: 7,450)
I: Not felt
Province of Enna, Sicily
46 km (29 mi)
W of epicenter
Cerda
(pop: 5,130)
I: Not felt
Province of Palermo, Sicily
48 km (30 mi)
SE of epicenter
Catenanuova
(pop: 4,450)
: Not felt
Province of Enna, Sicily
50 km (31 mi)
SW of epicenter
Marianopoli
(pop: 1,890)
: Not felt
Province of Caltanissetta, Sicily
50 km (31 mi)
S of epicenter
Raddusa
(pop: 3,190)
: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
51 km (32 mi)
SE of epicenter
Adrano
(pop: 34,400)
: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
51 km (32 mi)
SW of epicenter
Vallelunga Pratameno
(pop: 3,510)
: Not felt
Province of Caltanissetta, Sicily
52 km (32 mi)
SW of epicenter
Caltanissetta
(pop: 56,700)
: Not felt
Sicily
53 km (33 mi)
NE of epicenter
Sant'Angelo di Brolo
(pop: 1,490)
: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
54 km (34 mi)
SE of epicenter
Biancavilla
(pop: 23,200)
: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
56 km (35 mi)
SW of epicenter
San Cataldo
(pop: 22,100)
: Not felt
Province of Caltanissetta, Sicily
62 km (38 mi)
SE of epicenter
Paternò
(pop: 46,000)
: Not felt
Catania, Sicily
68 km (42 mi)
SW of epicenter
Montedoro
(pop: 1,610)
: Not felt
Province of Caltanissetta, Sicily
92 km (57 mi)
W of epicenter
Palermo
(pop: 648,300)
: Not felt
Sicily
470 km (292 mi)
N 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 2.1, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people except under very favorable 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
2023-11-25
Epicenter Agency
2.1 6.6 km
4.1 mi
17:52:30 Italy: 3 Km NE Castel Di Lucio (ME) INGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
2.1 6.6 km
4.1 mi
17:52:30 Sicily, Italy
0 km (0 mi) epicenter difference with INGV
EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)

Seismograms

Seismic station: Wied Dalam, Malta (WDD/MN network) | Distance from quake: 230 km / 143 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Wied Dalam, Malta: 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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Earthquake statistics

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 15,000 quakes on average per year in the area near the epicenter of this quake (within 100 km/61 mi):
  • Mag. 7 or higher: 0.01 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 100 years)
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.02 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 50 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 0.17 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 5.9 years)
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 2.2 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 30.2 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 297 quakes per year (or 24.8 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 1,300 quakes per year (or 3.5 quakes per day)
The area where this quake occurred has a high level of seismic activity. It has had at least 2 quakes above magnitude 6 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 60 to 65 years.

Number of quakes per year

Previous quakes in the same area of this earthquake

Map of earlier quakes in the area of this quake

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