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Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.0 on date 12-02-2018 and time 18:44:08 (Italy) in region 3 km SW San Benedetto dei Marsi (AQ)

A magnitude ML 2.0 earthquake occured in region: 3 km SW San Benedetto dei Marsi (AQ), on

  • 12-02-2018 17:44:08 (UTC)
  • 12-02-2018 18:44:08 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 41.98, 13.61 at 9 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).
Municipality Region Dist Inh Cum Inh
San Benedetto dei Marsi AQ 3 3909 3909
Ortucchio AQ 4 1860 5769
Pescina AQ 6 4133 9902
Trasacco AQ 7 6246 16148
Gioia dei Marsi AQ 7 1989 18137
Lecce nei Marsi AQ 8 1702 19839
Collarmele AQ 9 894 20733
Cerchio AQ 9 1635 22368
Ortona dei Marsi AQ 10 542 22910
Aielli AQ 11 1475 24385
Collelongo AQ 11 1233 25618
Luco dei Marsi AQ 12 6079 31697
Celano AQ 12 11017 42714
Villavallelonga AQ 13 919 43633
Bisegna AQ 14 223 43856
Cocullo AQ 15 230 44086
Anversa degli Abruzzi AQ 16 341 44427
Civita d'Antino AQ 16 979 45406
Avezzano AQ 16 42515 87921
Goriano Sicoli AQ 17 569 88490
Civitella Roveto AQ 17 3268 91758
Canistro AQ 17 995 92753
Gagliano Aterno AQ 17 254 93007
Castel di Ieri AQ 18 303 93310
San Vincenzo Valle Roveto AQ 18 2347 95657
Ovindoli AQ 18 1227 96884
Morino AQ 19 1448 98332
Capistrello AQ 19 5252 103584
Castelvecchio Subequo AQ 19 982 104566
Villalago AQ 19 568 105134
Secinaro AQ 20 359 105493
Prezza AQ 20 945 106438

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
45 Km SE of L'Aquila (69753 inhabitants)
61 Km SW of Chieti (51815 inhabitants)
67 Km E of Tivoli (56533 inhabitants)
73 Km SW of Pescara (121014 inhabitants)
73 Km E of Guidonia Montecelio (88673 inhabitants)
74 Km SW of Montesilvano (53738 inhabitants)
75 Km S of Teramo (54892 inhabitants)
77 Km E of Velletri (53303 inhabitants)
82 Km NE of Latina (125985 inhabitants)
91 Km E of Aprilia (73446 inhabitants)
94 Km E of Roma (2864731 inhabitants)
99 Km E of Pomezia (62966 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 2018-02-12
17:44:08
41.98 13.61 ML 2.0 9 2018-02-12
17:51:37
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 53859791
Best location and best magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-02-12 17:44:08 ± 0.09
Latitude 41.98 ± 0.00
Longitude 13.61 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 9 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 53859791

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 522
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 195
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 290
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 520
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 55
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 35
Number of defining phases 30
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.3
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.58726
Number of stations at which the event was observed 21
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 42
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 53859791
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-02-12 17:51:37
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.GAG1.HNZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:53.18 3.0 undecidable manual S 1.95 0
IV.VITU.HHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:30.34 3.0 undecidable manual P 0.59 0
IV.TERO.HHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:30.70 3.0 undecidable manual S -0.5 0
OB.GAVE.EHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:26.97 3.0 undecidable manual P 1.11 0
IV.CERA.HHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:26.56 0.6 undecidable manual S 142 0.4901 50 0.68 39
IV.GIUL.HHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:26.83 0.6 undecidable manual S 212 0.5036 50 0.56 41
IV.VCEL.EHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:25.67 0.6 undecidable manual S 22 0.4425 50 1.21 31
IV.CERT.HHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:25.75 0.6 undecidable manual S 266 0.4712 50 0.45 43
IV.LPEL.HHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:23.94 0.6 undecidable manual S 81 0.4272 50 -0.07 46
IV.TERO.HHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:21.23 3.0 undecidable manual P 0.01 0
IV.LRP.EHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:21.09 0.6 undecidable manual S 183 0.3381 50 -0.28 45
IV.MIDA.HHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:20.15 0.3 undecidable manual P 125 0.5873 50 -0.04 68
IV.RNI2.HHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:19.11 0.3 undecidable manual P 125 0.4901 50 0.59 61
IV.T0110.HHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:19.48 0.6 undecidable manual S 26 0.2725 50 0.06 48
IV.GUAR.HHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:19.62 0.6 undecidable manual S 230 0.2941 50 -0.44 44
IV.MCI.EHE. 2018-02-12T17:44:19.81 0.3 undecidable manual P 163 0.5153 50 0.86 54
IV.FAGN.HHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:19.59 0.6 undecidable manual S 355 0.2815 50 -0.1 48
IV.POFI.HHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:19.14 0.6 undecidable manual S 165 0.277 50 -0.42 44
IV.CERA.HHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:18.33 0.3 undecidable manual P 142 0.4901 50 -0.2 67
IV.GIUL.HHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:18.68 0.3 undecidable manual P 212 0.5036 50 -0.07 69
IV.CERT.HHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:18.06 0.3 undecidable manual P 266 0.4712 50 -0.14 68
IV.LPEL.HHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:17.05 0.3 undecidable manual P 81 0.4272 50 -0.4 65
IV.INTR.HHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:17.38 0.6 undecidable manual S 83 0.2176 111 -0.08 48
IV.VCEL.EHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:17.94 0.1 undecidable manual P 22 0.4425 50 0.24 89
IV.FIAM.HHE. 2018-02-12T17:44:17.40 0.6 undecidable manual P 308 0.4641 50 -0.68 39
IV.LRP.EHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:15.68 0.3 undecidable manual P 183 0.3381 50 -0.24 68
IV.PTQR.HHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:15.88 0.6 undecidable manual S 283 0.1628 117 0.36 46
IV.GUAR.HHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:15.23 0.3 undecidable manual P 230 0.2941 50 0.06 72
IV.FAGN.HHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:14.54 0.1 undecidable manual P 355 0.2815 50 -0.41 89
IV.POFI.HHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:14.47 0.3 undecidable manual P 165 0.277 50 -0.41 67
IV.T0110.HHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:14.67 0.1 positive manual P 26 0.2725 50 -0.12 95
IV.VVLD.HHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:14.01 0.3 undecidable manual S 177 0.1151 126 0.05 74
IV.INTR.HHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:13.59 0.1 positive manual P 83 0.2176 111 -0.07 97
IV.PTQR.HHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:12.57 0.1 undecidable manual P 283 0.1628 117 0.03 99
IV.VVLD.HHZ. 2018-02-12T17:44:11.65 0.1 positive manual P 177 0.1151 126 0 100
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.POFI.HNN. ML:0 0.0002069397 0.2432 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:20.44
IV.FAGN.HHE. ML:0 0.001200607 0.256 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:21.18
IV.POFI.HHE. ML:0 0.0002014336 0.32 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:21.85
IV.FAGN.HHN. ML:0 0.001150269 0.3584 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:22.80
IV.POFI.HHN. ML:0 0.0002104321 0.2432 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:20.56
IV.POFI.HNE. ML:0 0.00022742125 0.3456 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:22.84
IV.VCEL.EHN. ML:0 0.00042294675 0.3584 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:25.98
IV.VCEL.EHE. ML:0 0.00056333625 0.448 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:28.17
IV.RNI2.HHE. ML:0 0.000172443215 0.3456 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:34.73
IV.RNI2.HHN. ML:0 0.0002226029 0.6912 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:34.90
IV.VVLD.HHN. ML:2.6 0.004911222 0.2816 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:14.33
IV.VVLD.HHE. ML:2.2 0.001840081 0.3584 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:14.00
IV.PTQR.HHN. ML:1.8 0.00057952125 0.1792 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:17.14
IV.PTQR.HHE. ML:1.8 0.00053754685 0.1408 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:17.76
IV.INTR.HHN. ML:2.3 0.0013400265 0.2688 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:19.16
IV.INTR.HNE. ML:0 5.803018E-7 0.2816 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:17.60
IV.INTR.HNN. ML:0 9.346308E-7 0.2688 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:19.16
IV.INTR.HHE. ML:2 0.0005768982 0.2816 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:17.60
IV.T0110.HHE. ML:2.4 0.001356321 0.2176 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:20.03
IV.T0110.HHN. ML:2.6 0.001996386 0.2816 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:20.38
IV.GUAR.HHN. ML:1.9 0.00033600515 0.256 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:26.85
IV.GUAR.HHE. ML:1.9 0.00034768035 0.2688 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:21.34
IV.LRP.EHE. ML:1.9 0.0003160096 0.2048 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:23.19
IV.LRP.EHN. ML:1.8 0.0002361309 0.2176 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:21.79
IV.LPEL.HHE. ML:2.1 0.00036383275 0.1792 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:25.82
IV.LPEL.HHN. ML:2.3 0.0005767387 0.2048 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:26.05
IV.CERT.HHE. ML:2 0.00024162945 0.2816 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:26.29
IV.CERT.HHN. ML:1.7 0.00013325 0.3328 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:29.73
IV.CERA.HHE. ML:2 0.00025019025 0.4096 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:32.61
IV.CERA.HHN. ML:2.1 0.00029946415 0.4608 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:28.06
IV.CERA.HNN. ML:2.1 0.00028933135 0.448 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:28.07
IV.CERA.HNE. ML:2 0.00025646605 0.4096 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:32.61
IV.GIUL.HHN. ML:2 0.00021262445 0.4096 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:28.52
IV.GIUL.HHE. ML:1.8 0.00013326015 0.4352 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:27.82
IV.RNI2.HNE. ML:2.2 0.00035191545 0.6272 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:37.25
IV.RNI2.HNN. ML:2.2 0.0003455571 0.384 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:34.91
IV.MIDA.HHN. ML:1.8 0.00011701674 0.3968 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:31.51
IV.MIDA.HHE. ML:1.8 0.00012542555 0.256 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:34.09
IV.MIDA.HNE. ML:1.8 0.00012514045 0.2432 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:34.22
IV.TERO.HHE. ML:1.6 6.981803E-5 0.3328 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:32.40
IV.TERO.HNN. ML:1.7 8.454614E-5 0.9344 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:34.62
IV.TERO.HHN. ML:1.7 7.6190195E-5 0.4992 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:31.36
OB.GAVE.EHE. ML:1.8 6.435187E-5 0.448 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:47.21
OB.GAVE.EHN. ML:2 0.000109134985 0.4608 AML other m 2018-02-12T17:44:47.96
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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