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Mag. 2.4 quake - Tyrrhenian Sea, 30 km southwest of Salina Island, Sicily, Italy, on Monday, Nov 27, 2023, at 04:47 pm (Rome time) -

A light magnitude 2.4 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of Sicily,  Italy, in the afternoon of Monday, Nov 27, 2023 at 4.47 pm local time (Europe/Rome GMT +1). The quake had a very shallow depth of 4.4 km (2.7 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

Mag. 2.4 quake - Tyrrhenian Sea, 30 km southwest of Salina Island, Sicily, Italy, on Monday, Nov 27, 2023, at 04:47 pm (Rome time) Mag. 2.4 quake - Tyrrhenian Sea, 30 km southwest of Salina Island, Sicily, Italy, on Monday, Nov 27, 2023, at 04:47 pm (Rome time)

Weak magnitude 2.4 earthquake at 4 km depth

27 Nov 15:57 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 9 minutes.
27 Nov 15:59: Now using data updates from INGV

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 27, 2023 15:47:59 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Nov 27, 2023, at 04:47 pm (Europe/Rome GMT +1)
StatusPreliminary (automatic detection)
Magnitude2.4
Depth4.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude38.4303°N / 14.5392°E Province of Messina, Sicily, Italy
Seismic antipode38.4303°S / 165.461°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceINGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
Nearest volcanoLipari (36 km / 22 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 17.7°C (64 F), humidity: 57%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from WSW
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 where the quake might have been felt is Pecorini A Mare, a town with 104 inhabitants in Italy, in 14.7 km (9 mi) distance north of the epicenter. People likely experienced very weak shaking there. In the capital of  Italy, Rome, 422 km (262 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
15 km (9 mi)
N of epicenter
Pecorini A Mare
(pop: 104)
II: Very weak
Province of Messina, Sicily
20 km (12 mi)
NW of epicenter
Alicudi Porto
(pop: 105)
II: Very weak
Province of Messina, Sicily
31 km (19 mi)
NE of epicenter
Malfa
(pop: 797)
I: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
36 km (22 mi)
SE of epicenter
Capo d'Orlando
(pop: 12,000)
I: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
36 km (23 mi)
E of epicenter
Lipari
(pop: 4,260)
I: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
41 km (26 mi)
S of epicenter
Sant'Agata
(pop: 9,920)
I: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
44 km (27 mi)
SE of epicenter
Crocevia-Novello
(pop: 77)
I: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
49 km (30 mi)
SE of epicenter
Patti
(pop: 9,320)
I: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
49 km (30 mi)
SE of epicenter
Galati Mamertino
(pop: 2,060)
I: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
49 km (31 mi)
S of epicenter
Santo Stefano di Camastra
(pop: 4,390)
I: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
52 km (32 mi)
NE of epicenter
Panarea
(pop: 320)
I: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
56 km (35 mi)
SW of epicenter
Tusa
(pop: 1,950)
I: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
56 km (35 mi)
SE of epicenter
San Piero Patti
(pop: 2,060)
I: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
59 km (36 mi)
SE of epicenter
Falcone
(pop: 2,510)
I: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
63 km (39 mi)
SW of epicenter
Cefalu
(pop: 11,600)
I: Not felt
Province of Palermo, Sicily
68 km (42 mi)
SE of epicenter
San Basilio
(pop: 230)
I: Not felt
Province of Messina, Sicily
110 km (68 mi)
W of epicenter
Palermo
(pop: 648,300)
: Not felt
Sicily
422 km (262 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
2023-11-27
Epicenter Agency
2.4 4.4 km
2.7 mi
15:47:59 Italy: Isole Eolie (Messina) INGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia)
2.4 4.4 km
2.7 mi
15:47:59 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: 206 km / 128 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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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. 6 or higher: 0.02 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 41.7 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 0.22 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 4.5 years)
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 3.4 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 38.9 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 379 quakes per year (or 31.6 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 1,300 quakes per year (or 3.7 quakes per day)
The area where this quake occurred has a high level of seismic activity. It has had at least 3 quakes above magnitude 6 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 40 to 45 years.

Number of quakes per year

Previous quakes in the same area of this earthquake

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