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Earthquake with magnitude of 2.0 on date 17-03-2017 and time 18:17:34 (UTC) in region Ascoli Piceno

A magnitude ML 2.0 earthquake occured in the Ascoli Piceno region on

  • 17-03-2017 18:17:34 (UTC)
  • 17-03-2017 19:17:34 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 42.86, 13.34 at 24 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Sala Sismica INGV-Roma.

Search earthquakes: Any within 30 km radius

The values of hypocentral coordinates and magnitude may be revised at a later time as more information becomes available.

Municipalities within 20 km from the epicenter

Distances are determinated based on the geographic coordintes of the (Istat 2011).
Municipality Region Dist Inh Cum Inh
Montegallo AP 3 573 573
Montemonaco AP 4 635 1208
Montefortino FM 9 1214 2422
Palmiano AP 11 214 2636
Arquata del Tronto AP 11 1287 3923
Roccafluvione AP 11 2061 5984
Comunanza AP 12 3204 9188
Acquasanta Terme AP 12 3050 12238
Venarotta AP 13 2146 14384
Amandola FM 13 3709 18093
Castelsantangelo sul Nera MC 15 310 18403
Force AP 17 1428 19831
Montefalcone Appennino FM 17 445 20276
Bolognola MC 17 161 20437
Smerillo FM 18 389 20826
Ussita MC 19 420 21246
Sarnano MC 19 3367 24613
Valle Castellana TE 19 1029 25642
Ascoli Piceno AP 20 49958 75600

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
38 Km NW of Teramo (54294 inhabitants)
53 Km E of Foligno (56045 inhabitants)
57 Km N of L'Aquila (66964 inhabitants)
66 Km NE of Terni (109193 inhabitants)
77 Km NW of Montesilvano (50413 inhabitants)
82 Km E of Perugia (162449 inhabitants)
84 Km NW of Pescara (117166 inhabitants)
85 Km S of Ancona (100497 inhabitants)
89 Km NW of Chieti (51484 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity

These maps show the seismicity for different time windows. The earthquake locations reported in these maps are determined in quasi real-time by the personnel on duty in the seismic surveillance center of INGV in Rome. Note that the earthquake source parameters (hypocentral location and magnitude) are the best estimates obstained with the available data and they are adjourned as additional data become available. The source parameters obtained by the personnel on duty are then revised by the group in charge of the INGV Seismic Bulletin (Bollettino Sismico Italiano dell’INGV).

Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours)

Earthquakes of the last three days (72 hours)

This map reports the earthquake epicenters located in the past 72 hours (3 days) from the time this page has been generated. The radius of the circle representing the earthquake on the map scales with magnitude. The color depends on the time of occurrence of the earthquakes with respect to the time of generation of the map (red = 1 hour; orange = 24 hours; yellow = 72 hours). The open star shows the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Earthquakes of the last 90 days

Earthquakes of the last 90 days

This map reports the Magnitudo ≥ 1.0 earthquake epicenters located using the data acquired by the Italian National Seismic Network and by other collaborating networks in Italy and in the neighbouring countries. The radii of the circles representing the epicenters on the map scale with magnitude. The color of each circle depends on the time of occurrence of the earthquakes with respect to the time of generation of the map (red = 1 hour; orange = 24 hours; yellow = 72 hours; blue = all other earthquakes). The open star shows the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Earthquakes since 1985

Earthquakes since 1985

This map reports the Magnitudo ≥ 2.5 earthquake epicenters located using the data acquired by the Italian National Seismic Network and by other collaborating networks in Italy and in the neighbouring countries. The radii of the circles representing the epicenters on the map scale with magnitude. The color of each circle depends on the time of occurrence of the earthquakes with respect to the time of generation of the map (red = 1 hour; orange = 24 hours; yellow = 72 hours; blue = all other earthquakes). The open star shows the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Significant earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2006

Significant earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2006

This map shows the epicenters of the historical earthquakes catalogue CPT11 (Catalogo Parametrico dei Terremoti Italiani, 2011 version) with estimated magnitude ≥ 5.0 since 1000 AD until 2006. The epicenters are represented by squares which sides scale with the estimated earthquake magnitude. For earthquakes with magnitude ≥ 6.0, it is also shown the year of occurrence and the magnitude value. The open star shows the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Seismic hazard

Seismic hazard maps provide probabilistic estimates of the earthquake ground shaking exceeding a given threshold in a given geographic region within a given time window. Thus, it is not a deterministic prediction - a target that may be never reached given the complexity of the earthquake physical phenomenon - nor of the maximum expected earthquake since this has extremely low probabilities to occur.

In 2004, it was published the seismic hazard map of Italy (http://zonesismiche.mi.ingv.it) that provides a picture of the most hazardous geographic regions. The seismic hazard map of Italy (GdL MPS, 2004; rif. Ordinanza PCM del 28 aprile 2006, n. 3519, All. 1b) provides the 10% probability of exceedance in 50 years of the horizontal acceleration at rock sites (i.e., Vs30>800 m/s; cat. A, 3.2.1 of the D.M. 14.09.2005).

The colours indicate the various values of the ground acceleration that have 10% to be exceeded within 50 years. In general, the colours associated to low values of acceleration refer to areas that are less hazardous and stronger earthquakes repeat less frequently although they may still occur.

Seismic hazard map

Seismic hazard map

This map shows the seismic hazard map of Italy for the region where the earthquake occurred.
Shakemap
Felt maps
The earthquake effects in MCS scale as obtained from the compiled questionnaire

The earthquake effects in MCS scale as obtained from the compiled questionnaire

This map shows the distribution of the effects of the earthquake on the territory in terms of the MCS (Mercalli-Cancani-Sieberg) intensity scale. The intensities are determined using the data provided in the questionnaire (http://www.haisentitoilterremoto.it/) that are analysed using robust statistical techniques since they are not verified individually. Specifically, the assignment of MCS intensities greater or equal the VI degree of the MCS scale require opportune in situ verification by professional experts. The purple start shows the epicenter. This map is prepared every so often that the population fill in new questionnaires. The number of questionnaires used to determine the map and the date and time of the last adjournment are shown in the upper right part of the panel.
Locations history
Type Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Magnitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Rev 100 2017-03-17
18:17:34
42.87 13.34 ML 2.0 24 2017-03-17
18:26:40
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 42555571
Best location and best magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2017-03-17 18:17:34 ± 0.1
Latitude 42.87 ± 0.00
Longitude 13.34 ± 0.00
Depth (km) 24 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 42555571

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 386
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 190
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 71
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 390
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 76
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 56
Number of defining phases 33
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.19
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.36782
Number of stations at which the event was observed 39
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 17
Magnitude information

ML:2

Field Value
Value 2
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 34
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 42555571
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2017-03-17 18:26:40
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.PE3.EHZ. 2017-03-17T18:18:05.73 3.0 undecidable manual S -0.6 0
IV.T1211.EHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:44.14 3.0 undecidable manual P 0 0
IV.PIEI.HHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:50.76 3.0 positive manual P 0.72 0
IV.RM33.EHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:42.16 0.1 undecidable manual P 194 0.3678 114 -0.02 95
IV.ATFO.HHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:48.46 3.0 undecidable manual P 0.33 0
IV.ARVD.HHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:47.98 3.0 positive manual P 0.59 0
IV.CAMP.HHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:41.49 0.3 undecidable manual P 171 0.3336 116 -0.16 70
IV.T0110.HHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:47.79 3.0 negative manual P 0.04 0
IV.FAGN.HHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:46.70 3.0 undecidable manual P 0.16 0
IV.TERO.HHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:41.13 0.1 undecidable manual P 141 0.3112 118 -0.18 92
IV.ATCC.EHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:46.01 3.0 negative manual P -0.07 0
IV.VCEL.EHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:46.00 3.0 undecidable manual P -0.21 0
IV.T1220.EHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:41.06 0.1 undecidable manual P 323 0.3049 119 -0.15 93
IV.T1218.EHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:40.40 0.1 undecidable manual P 220 0.2545 124 -0.08 96
IV.FOSV.EHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:45.87 3.0 positive manual P -0.21 0
IV.MOMA.HHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:45.40 3.0 undecidable manual P -0.12 0
IV.CSP1.EHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:40.33 0.1 undecidable manual P 337 0.2464 125 -0.03 96
IV.EL6.EHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:44.45 3.0 positive manual P 0.12 0
IV.FDMO.HHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:40.23 0.1 undecidable manual P 313 0.2509 125 -0.2 93
IV.SNTG.HHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:44.02 3.0 negative manual P -0.12 0
IV.GUMA.HHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:39.85 0.1 undecidable manual P 359 0.197 132 0.14 96
IV.ASSB.HHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:44.65 3.0 positive manual P -0.19 0
IV.T1299.EHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:40.20 0.1 undecidable manual P 190 0.2347 127 0 98
IV.SMA1.EHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:40.05 0.1 undecidable manual P 180 0.2347 127 -0.16 95
IV.T1212.EHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:40.26 0.1 undecidable manual P 242 0.2437 126 -0.06 97
IV.T1222.EHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:44.47 3.0 negative manual P -0.2 0
IV.CING.HHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:44.87 3.0 positive manual P 0.07 0
IV.GIGS.HHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:43.27 3.0 undecidable manual P -0.36 0
IV.MC2.EHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:38.88 0.1 undecidable manual P 293 0.1187 148 0.05 99
IV.T1214.EHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:39.07 0.1 undecidable manual P 222 0.1421 143 0 99
IV.T1245.HNZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:38.73 0.1 undecidable manual P 265 0.1106 150 -0.04 99
IV.OFFI.HHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:41.15 0.3 undecidable manual P 75 0.2635 123 0.54 66
IV.T1217.EHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:41.66 3.0 undecidable manual P 0.05 0
IV.MMO1.EHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:38.15 0.1 undecidable manual P 346 0.0351 170 -0.17 98
IV.T1241.HNZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:38.34 0.1 undecidable manual P 98 0.0692 160 -0.12 98
IV.T1219.EHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:41.06 3.0 positive manual P -0.14 0
IV.CESI.HHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:41.77 3.0 positive manual P 0 0
IV.T1216.EHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:40.06 3.0 positive manual P -0.03 0
IV.T1256.HHZ. 2017-03-17T18:17:39.32 3.0 negative manual P 0.09 0
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.ARVD.HHE. ML:1.5 4.4E-5 0.72 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:59.85
IV.ARVD.HHN. ML:1.3 2.9E-5 1.24 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:18:03.76
IV.ASSB.HHE. ML:1.6 7.565E-5 0.76 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:57.69
IV.ASSB.HHN. ML:1.7 9.725E-5 0.76 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:57.42
IV.ATCC.EHN. ML:1.6 5.805E-5 0.22 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:18:01.26
IV.ATCC.EHE. ML:1.7 7.69E-5 0.6 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:57.85
IV.CAMP.HHN. ML:1.5 0.0001074 1.28 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:48.95
IV.CAMP.HHE. ML:1.7 0.000158 0.18 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:48.70
IV.CESI.HHN. ML:2 0.0003245 0.26 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:48.09
IV.CESI.HHE. ML:1.8 0.0001915 1.06 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:48.20
IV.CING.HHE. ML:1.7 9.525E-5 0.4 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:53.77
IV.CING.HHN. ML:1.6 7.83E-5 1.36 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:54.81
IV.CSP1.EHE. ML:2.6 0.00183 0.24 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:45.36
IV.CSP1.EHN. ML:2.5 0.001355 0.36 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:45.36
IV.EL6.EHE. ML:2.1 0.000251 0.74 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:54.62
IV.EL6.EHN. ML:2 0.0002175 1.8 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:54.93
IV.FAGN.HHE. ML:2 0.0001535 1.74 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:59.10
IV.FAGN.HHN. ML:1.9 0.0001215 1.66 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:18:00.83
IV.FDMO.HHE. ML:2.1 0.0005375 0.24 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:45.14
IV.FDMO.HHN. ML:2.4 0.001066 0.14 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:45.31
IV.FOSV.EHN. ML:1.8 0.00010385 0.84 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:55.57
IV.FOSV.EHE. ML:1.8 9.375E-5 1.38 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:56.74
IV.GIGS.HHE. ML:1.4 5.6E-5 1.04 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:51.19
IV.GIGS.HHN. ML:1.4 6.185E-5 1.68 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:52.90
IV.GUMA.HNN. ML:2.6 0.00167 1.34 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:45.27
IV.GUMA.HHE. ML:2.5 0.00143 0.6 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:44.48
IV.GUMA.HHN. ML:2.5 0.001555 1.46 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:45.26
IV.GUMA.HNE. ML:2.4 0.001275 1.58 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:45.02
IV.MOMA.HHN. ML:1.8 0.0001131 0.24 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:56.21
IV.MOMA.HHE. ML:1.8 0.0001145 0.28 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:56.33
IV.OFFI.HHE. ML:1.9 0.000286 1.14 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:49.87
IV.OFFI.HHN. ML:2.1 0.0004565 1.46 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:50.98
IV.PE3.EHN. ML:1.1 8.045E-6 0.06 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:18:10.43
IV.PE3.EHE. ML:2.1 8.935E-5 1.16 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:18:19.19
IV.RM33.EHE. ML:1.8 0.0001965 0.82 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:49.36
IV.RM33.EHN. ML:1.8 0.000207 1.2 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:49.23
IV.SMA1.EHE. ML:1.9 0.000308 0.12 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:46.07
IV.SMA1.EHN. ML:1.9 0.0003525 0.32 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:46.38
IV.SNTG.HHN. ML:1.5 7.335E-5 0.12 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:52.35
IV.SNTG.HHE. ML:1.6 7.81E-5 0.64 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:52.64
IV.T0110.HHE. ML:2 0.0001215 0.74 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:18:05.37
IV.T0110.HHN. ML:2 0.00012 1.56 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:18:07.89
IV.T1211.EHN. ML:2 0.00023 0.42 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:52.23
IV.T1211.EHE. ML:1.9 0.000182 0.88 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:52.50
IV.T1212.EHN. ML:2.3 0.000808 0.24 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:45.20
IV.T1212.HNN. ML:2.3 0.0008175 0.24 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:45.08
IV.T1212.EHE. ML:2.3 0.0007735 0.16 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:45.08
IV.T1212.HNE. ML:2.3 0.000755 0.16 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:45.08
IV.T1214.EHE. ML:2.3 0.000998 0.24 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:43.15
IV.T1214.EHN. ML:2 0.000497 0.26 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:44.05
IV.T1216.EHN. ML:2.1 0.000559 1.1 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:45.72
IV.T1216.EHE. ML:2.2 0.0006325 0.38 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:44.98
IV.T1217.EHE. ML:1.9 0.00023 0.38 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:47.91
IV.T1217.EHN. ML:1.9 0.0002415 1.42 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:47.85
IV.T1218.EHN. ML:2.2 0.0007185 0.16 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:45.90
IV.T1218.HNN. ML:2.2 0.000696 0.16 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:45.98
IV.T1218.EHE. ML:2 0.000445 0.16 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:45.63
IV.T1218.HNE. ML:2.1 0.0004725 0.36 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:45.90
IV.T1219.HNN. ML:2.1 0.000457 0.3 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:46.68
IV.T1219.HNE. ML:2 0.000371 0.24 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:52.16
IV.T1219.EHE. ML:2.1 0.0004065 0.24 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:52.16
IV.T1219.EHN. ML:2.1 0.000472 0.3 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:46.83
IV.T1220.EHN. ML:3 0.003515 1.26 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:48.18
IV.T1220.EHE. ML:2.8 0.002115 0.18 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:48.53
IV.T1241.HNN. ML:2.3 0.00123 0.14 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:41.58
IV.T1241.EHN. ML:2.3 0.001245 0.14 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:41.58
IV.T1241.HNE. ML:2 0.000645 0.06 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:41.70
IV.T1241.EHE. ML:2 0.00063 1.28 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:41.71
IV.T1245.HHN. ML:2.4 0.00167 0.72 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:42.36
IV.T1245.HHE. ML:2.6 0.00253 0.72 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:42.84
IV.T1256.HHE. ML:2.3 0.00103 0.3 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:43.56
IV.T1256.HHN. ML:2.3 0.000994 0.28 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:43.33
IV.T1299.EHN. ML:1.5 0.0001365 0.62 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:46.32
IV.T1299.EHE. ML:1.6 0.0001505 0.86 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:46.67
IV.TERO.HNN. ML:2.1 0.00042 1.62 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:48.02
IV.TERO.HHN. ML:2.2 0.0004775 1.62 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:48.02
IV.TERO.HHE. ML:2.1 0.000443 1.04 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:47.98
IV.TERO.HNE. ML:2.1 0.000383 1.02 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:17:47.98
IV.VCEL.EHN. ML:1.8 0.00011085 0.42 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:18:02.41
IV.VCEL.EHE. ML:1.8 0.000111 0.52 AML other m 2017-03-17T18:18:03.83
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
Focal Mechanisms

Focal Mechanisms

This map reports the focal mechanisms since 1977 in the region. The white and red beach ball symbols are mechanisms determined using the Regional Centroid Moment Tensor (RCMT, http://www.bo.ingv.it/RCMT) and are determined for earthquakes with magnitude larger than 4.5 in the Euro-Mediterranenan area. Occasionally, when there is a good source-receiver geometry of the target earthquake, the RCMT can be obtained also for earthquakes with magnitude larger than 4.0. The blue and white beach ball symbols indicate the mechanisms obtained from application of the Time Domain Moment Tensor (TDMT, http://cnt.rm.ingv.it/tdmt.html). This technique is used for M ≥ 3.5. The size of the beach ball sysmbol scales with the calculated moment magnitude, Mw.
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