Earthquake with magnitude of ML 3.2 on date 18-05-2008 and time 21:49:45 (UTC) in region Costa Cilentana (Salerno)

A magnitude ML 3.2 earthquake occured in region: Costa Cilentana (Salerno), on

  • 18-05-2008 21:49:45 (UTC)
  • 18-05-2008 23:49:45 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 40.01, 15.27 at 317 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV.

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).
Municipality Region Dist Inh Cum Inh
Centola SA 7 5168 5168
Camerota SA 9 6985 12153
Pisciotta SA 12 2641 14794
San Mauro la Bruca SA 13 603 15397
Celle di Bulgheria SA 15 1922 17319
San Giovanni a Piro SA 16 3780 21099
Futani SA 17 1204 22303
Ascea SA 17 5820 28123
Cuccaro Vetere SA 18 573 28696
Roccagloriosa SA 18 1722 30418
Montano Antilia SA 19 2077 32495

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
71 Km SE of Battipaglia (50786 inhabitants)
84 Km SW of Potenza (67122 inhabitants)
87 Km SE of Salerno (135261 inhabitants)
91 Km SE of Cava de' Tirreni (53659 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 ( 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.

These three maps show the results of the analysis using the software ShakeMap designed to provide the level of ground shaking experienced in a region using the data recorded by seismometers and strong motion instruments and seismological information regarding the attenuation of the wavefield with distance and the site characteristics. The Shakemaps are determined for research purposes to provide fast estimates of the level of ground shaking produced by the earthquake. The maps are calculated automatically and adjourned progressively as more data become available. See for additional information.

The red star indicates the epicenter. The red triangles show the stations of the INGV Italian National Seismic Network and the blue triangles those of the Nationa Accelerometric Network of the Dipartimento della Protezione Civile.

Intensity Shakemap

Intensity Shakemap

This map shows the distribution of the istrumentally derived intensities. To this purpose, it is used a conversion relation between ground acceleration and velocity, and the Mercalli Modificata (MMI - Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale. In general, the Mercalli intensity scale relies on the effects that the ground shaking produces as reported by an observer.
Peak ground acceleration Shakemap

Peak ground acceleration Shakemap

This map shows This map shows the distribution of peak ground acceleration expressed as per cent of the acceleration of gravity (i.e., g = 9.81 m/s²).
Peak velocity Shakemap

Peak velocity Shakemap

This map shows the distribution of peak ground velocities expressed in cm/s.
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 ( 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 Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Rev 1000 ML 3.2 2008-05-18
40.01 15.27 317 2014-10-21
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 691639
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2008-05-18 21:49:45 ± 0.31
Latitude 40.01 ± 0.02
Longitude 15.27 ± 0.04
Depth (km) 317 ± 3 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-SISPICK
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 691639


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 3606
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 984
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 73
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 4024.9
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 120
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 55
Number of defining phases 55
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.58
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.10702
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 2.73664
Number of stations at which the event was observed 46
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 46
Magnitude information


Field Value
Value 3.2
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 691639
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2013-01-05 13:06:14
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.MSRU.BHZ. 2008-05-18T21:51:08.47 1.0 undecidable manual Sg 174 1.751 -0.697 13
IV.SERS.HHZ. 2008-05-18T21:51:05.76 1.0 undecidable manual Sg 131 1.4596 0.105 19
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2008-05-18T21:51:05.40 0.6 undecidable manual Sg 161 1.4767 -0.448 34
IV.LTRZ.EHZ. 2008-05-18T21:51:03.25 0.3 undecidable manual Sg 63 1.3202 -0.899 47
IV.CARO.HHZ. 2008-05-18T21:51:00.84 0.6 undecidable manual Sg 136 1.0459 -0.726 35
IV.MCEL.HHN. 2008-05-18T21:50:58.89 0.3 undecidable manual Sg 52 0.5135 0.77 59
IV.SIRI.HHE. 2008-05-18T21:50:58.59 0.6 undecidable manual Sg 69 0.4865 0.588 43
IV.CDRU.HHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:57.17 0.6 undecidable manual Sg 3 0.4829 -0.821 39
IV.MGR.HHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:57.01 0.3 undecidable manual Sg 58 0.2509 -0.253 73
IV.AQU.SHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:42.94 0.6 undecidable manual Pg 330 2.7366 0.366 12
IV.FAGN.BHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:40.97 0.1 positive manual Pg 331 2.5918 -0.208 30
IV.PTQR.SHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:39.79 0.1 undecidable manual Pg 326 2.4605 -0.156 36
IV.GIB.EHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:38.48 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 206 2.2357 0.549 30
IV.VVLD.HHN. 2008-05-18T21:50:37.45 0.1 positive manual Pg 327 2.2411 -0.515 41
IV.MMME.BHN. 2008-05-18T21:50:37.13 0.1 negative manual Pg 180 2.0702 0.622 45
IV.MTTG.HHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:36.45 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 170 2.0289 0.28 38
IV.POFI.HHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:36.22 0.1 positive manual Pg 326 2.0783 -0.358 48
IV.MPAZ.BHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:36.57 0.1 negative manual Pg 164 2.1296 -0.44 45
IV.SDI.SHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:35.75 0.1 positive manual Pg 327 2.0307 -0.431 49
IV.RNI2.HHE. 2008-05-18T21:50:35.39 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 334 1.8958 0.289 41
IV.SOI.EHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:35.77 0.1 negative manual Pg 162 2.0244 -0.362 49
IV.IVPL.BHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:34.74 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 188 1.6449 1.517 29
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:34.13 0.1 undecidable manual Pg 150 1.7986 -0.216 60
IV.MIDA.HHN. 2008-05-18T21:50:34.54 0.1 positive manual Pg 335 1.8076 0.122 61
IV.CERA.HHN. 2008-05-18T21:50:34.28 0.1 undecidable manual Pg 330 1.8526 -0.482 55
IV.SCLL.SHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:33.55 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 169 1.7825 -0.68 39
IV.MSRU.BHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:33.47 0.1 negative manual Pg 174 1.751 -0.525 57
I1.MSCL.BHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:33.90 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 167 1.8175 -0.6 40
MN.CEL.HHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:33.48 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 164 1.8103 -0.961 34
IV.FG2.SHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:33.35 0.1 positive manual Pg 357 1.7995 -1.004 46
IV.MILZ.HHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:33.90 0.1 negative manual Pg 181 1.7348 0.026 65
IV.SERS.HHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:32.32 0.1 negative manual Pg 131 1.4596 0.355 71
IV.VAGA.HHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:32.80 0.1 positive manual Pg 331 1.6134 -0.206 68
IV.RGNG.SHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:32.37 0.1 undecidable manual Pg 8 1.6835 -1.131 47
MN.TIP.HHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:32.07 0.1 negative manual Pg 125 1.4101 0.417 72
IV.GRI.SHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:32.64 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 143 1.4776 0.556 50
IV.SGG.HHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:32.39 0.1 positive manual Pg 334 1.5369 -0.088 72
IV.JOPP.HHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:31.45 0.1 negative manual Pg 161 1.4767 -0.624 64
IV.FG5.SHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:31.27 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 360 1.2752 0.439 56
GE.MATE.HHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:30.49 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 59 1.2644 -0.283 58
IV.LTRZ.EHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:30.71 0.1 undecidable manual Pg 63 1.3202 -0.387 75
IV.PSB1.HHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:30.56 0.1 positive manual Pg 344 1.2662 -0.219 79
IV.CSSN.SHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:29.34 0.1 positive manual Pg 348 0.875 0.513 80
IV.MRB1.HHN. 2008-05-18T21:50:29.96 0.1 positive manual Pg 348 1.1394 -0.122 83
IV.ORI.EHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:29.70 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 87 0.9011 0.761 55
IV.CARO.HHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:29.22 0.1 undecidable manual Pg 136 1.0459 -0.39 80
IV.MCRV.HHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:28.47 0.1 positive manual Pg 354 0.7797 0.015 92
IV.SCHR.EHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:28.42 0.1 negative manual Pg 72 0.6421 0.44 86
IV.MRLC.HHN. 2008-05-18T21:50:28.76 0.1 undecidable manual Pg 12 0.7671 0.351 86
IV.SGO.SHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:28.48 0.1 positive manual Pg 3 0.554 0.753 78
IV.MCEL.HHN. 2008-05-18T21:50:28.42 0.1 undecidable manual Pg 52 0.5135 0.805 77
IV.SIRI.HHE. 2008-05-18T21:50:28.11 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 69 0.4865 0.559 65
IV.BULG.HHE. 2008-05-18T21:50:27.28 0.1 positive manual Pg 48 0.107 0.289 99
IV.CDRU.HHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:27.56 0.1 positive manual Pg 3 0.4829 0.019 98
IV.MGR.HHZ. 2008-05-18T21:50:27.25 0.1 positive manual Pg 58 0.2509 0.129 100
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.BULG.HHN. ML:2.9 0.000115 1.02 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:27.28
IV.BULG.HHE. ML:2.9 5.0E-5 0.64 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:27.28
IV.CARO.HHN. ML:3.2 0.00013 0.28 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:29.22
IV.CARO.HHE. ML:3.2 0.00017 0.5 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:29.22
GE.MATE.HHN. ML:3.1 0.00011 0.92 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:30.49
GE.MATE.HHE. ML:3.1 0.000135 0.74 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:30.49
IV.PSB1.HHN. ML:2.8 6.0E-5 3.28 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:30.56
IV.PSB1.HHE. ML:2.8 6.5E-5 2.48 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:30.56
IV.LTRZ.EHN. ML:3.2 0.000205 0.6 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:30.71
IV.LTRZ.EHE. ML:3.2 6.0E-5 0.44 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:30.71
IV.FG5.SHZ. ML:0 5.5E-5 0.36 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:31.27
IV.JOPP.HHN. ML:3.3 0.000185 0.2 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:31.45
IV.JOPP.HHE. ML:3.3 0.00011 0.12 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:31.45
MN.TIP.HHN. ML:3.1 9.0E-5 0.34 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:32.07
MN.TIP.HHE. ML:3.1 0.00014 0.3 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:32.07
IV.SERS.HHN. ML:3.4 0.00023 0.24 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:32.32
IV.SERS.HHE. ML:3.4 0.000175 0.48 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:32.32
IV.SGG.HHN. ML:3.1 9.5E-5 0.44 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:32.39
IV.SGG.HHE. ML:3.1 0.00011 0.5 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:32.39
IV.GRI.SHZ. ML:0 0.000245 0.36 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:32.64
IV.VAGA.HHN. ML:3.2 0.00018 0.4 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:32.80
IV.VAGA.HHE. ML:3.2 7.5E-5 0.72 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:32.80
IV.FG2.SHZ. ML:0 8.0E-5 0.24 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:33.35
IV.MSRU.BHN. ML:3.3 0.00015 1.4 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:33.47
IV.MSRU.BHE. ML:3.3 0.00014 1.5 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:33.47
MN.CEL.HHN. ML:3.2 0.000125 0.36 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:33.48
MN.CEL.HHE. ML:3.2 0.00012 0.42 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:33.48
IV.SCLL.SHZ. ML:0 3.0E-5 0.24 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:33.55
IV.MILZ.HHN. ML:3.3 0.00013 0.4 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:33.90
IV.MILZ.HHE. ML:3.3 0.000135 0.86 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:33.90
I1.MSCL.BHN. ML:3.3 0.00018 0.64 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:33.90
I1.MSCL.BHE. ML:3.3 0.000105 0.86 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:33.90
IV.PLAC.HHN. ML:2.9 5.5E-5 0.68 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:34.13
IV.PLAC.HHE. ML:2.9 6.0E-5 0.8 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:34.13
IV.CERA.HHN. ML:3 7.5E-5 0.54 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:34.28
IV.CERA.HHE. ML:3 6.5E-5 1.76 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:34.28
IV.MIDA.HHN. ML:3.2 8.5E-5 0.38 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:34.54
IV.MIDA.HHE. ML:3.2 0.000125 0.72 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:34.54
IV.RNI2.HHN. ML:3.1 9.0E-5 0.56 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:35.39
IV.RNI2.HHE. ML:3.1 8.5E-5 0.76 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:35.39
IV.SDI.SHZ. ML:0 9.5E-5 0.4 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:35.75
IV.SOI.EHN. ML:3.2 9.0E-5 0.92 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:35.77
IV.SOI.EHE. ML:3.2 0.00011 1.2 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:35.77
IV.POFI.HHN. ML:3.1 6.0E-5 0.48 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:36.22
IV.POFI.HHE. ML:3.1 8.0E-5 0.48 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:36.22
IV.MTTG.HHN. ML:3.3 0.000165 1.46 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:36.45
IV.MTTG.HHE. ML:3.3 0.00011 0.86 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:36.45
IV.MPAZ.BHN. ML:3.6 0.000265 0.42 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:36.57
IV.MPAZ.BHE. ML:3.6 0.0002 0.5 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:36.57
IV.MMME.BHN. ML:3.2 0.00011 1.34 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:37.13
IV.MMME.BHE. ML:3.2 9.5E-5 1.46 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:37.13
IV.VVLD.HHN. ML:3.2 9.5E-5 2.58 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:37.45
IV.VVLD.HHE. ML:3.2 7.5E-5 0.5 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:37.45
IV.GIB.EHN. ML:3.4 0.000135 0.4 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:38.48
IV.GIB.EHE. ML:3.4 0.000135 1.12 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:38.48
IV.PTQR.SHZ. ML:0 0.0001 0.6 AML other m 2008-05-18T21:50:39.79
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, 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, 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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