Sala Sismica

Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.0 on date 16-02-2018 and time 19:18:46 (UTC) in region 6 km NW Pontremoli (MS)

A magnitude ML 2.0 earthquake occured in region: 6 km NW Pontremoli (MS), on

  • 16-02-2018 19:18:46 (UTC)
  • 16-02-2018 20:18:46 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 44.43, 9.85 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
Pontremoli MS 6 7357 7357
Borgo Val di Taro PR 9 6999 14356
Zeri MS 11 1094 15450
Albareto PR 12 2156 17606
Mulazzo MS 13 2424 20030
Filattiera MS 13 2309 22339
Berceto PR 14 2109 24448
Valmozzola PR 16 539 24987
Compiano PR 17 1112 26099
Bagnone MS 17 1887 27986
Villafranca in Lunigiana MS 17 4770 32756
Zignago SP 19 532 33288
Tornolo PR 19 1010 34298
Bedonia PR 19 3482 37780
Corniglio PR 20 1936 39716

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
36 Km N of La Spezia (93959 inhabitants)
44 Km NW of Carrara (63133 inhabitants)
50 Km NW of Massa (69479 inhabitants)
56 Km SW of Parma (192836 inhabitants)
69 Km W of Reggio nell'Emilia (171345 inhabitants)
70 Km S of Piacenza (102191 inhabitants)
70 Km NW of Viareggio (62467 inhabitants)
73 Km E of Genova (586655 inhabitants)
80 Km S of Cremona (71901 inhabitants)
83 Km NW of Lucca (89046 inhabitants)
89 Km W of Modena (184973 inhabitants)
91 Km NW of Pisa (89158 inhabitants)
91 Km W of Carpi (70699 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.
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 100 ML 2.0 2018-02-16
44.43 9.85 9 2018-02-16
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 53950481
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-02-16 19:18:46 ± 0.06
Latitude 44.43 ± 0.00
Longitude 9.85 ± 0.00
Depth (km) 9 ± 0 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 53950481


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 347
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 257
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 173
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 350
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 108
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 36
Number of defining phases 12
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.18
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.44157
Number of stations at which the event was observed 29
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 6
Magnitude information


Field Value
Value 2
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 56
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 53950481
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-02-16 19:42:43
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.PP3.EHZ. 2018-02-16T19:20:24.30 3.0 undecidable manual Sg 10.94 0
IV.FAGN.HHZ. 2018-02-16T19:20:23.78 3.0 undecidable manual Sn -2.68 0
CR.ZAG.BHZ. 2018-02-16T19:20:10.98 3.0 undecidable manual Pg 12.22 0
IV.VIVA.HHZ. 2018-02-16T19:19:46.82 3.0 positive manual Pg 4.94 0
IV.LRP.EHZ. 2018-02-16T19:19:44.07 3.0 negative manual Pn -4.5 0
IV.T1299.EHZ. 2018-02-16T19:19:39.46 3.0 undecidable manual Pn 2.03 0
IV.PP3.EHZ. 2018-02-16T19:19:39.72 3.0 negative manual Pg 4.17 0
IV.TRTR.HHZ. 2018-02-16T19:19:38.96 3.0 undecidable manual Pn -2.65 0
IV.CASP.HHZ. 2018-02-16T19:19:17.82 3.0 undecidable manual Pn -1.31 0
SI.LUSI.HHZ. 2018-02-16T19:19:17.48 3.0 positive manual Pn -2.03 0
IV.FIU.EHZ. 2018-02-16T19:19:14.69 3.0 undecidable manual P 2.28 0
IV.MAGO.HHZ. 2018-02-16T19:19:11.17 3.0 undecidable manual P -1.17 0
GU.RORO.HHZ. 2018-02-16T19:19:10.38 3.0 negative manual P -1.08 0
GU.CANO.HHZ. 2018-02-16T19:19:08.64 3.0 positive manual P -0.71 0
IV.QLNO.HHZ. 2018-02-16T19:19:07.34 3.0 negative manual P -0.33 0
IV.GROG.HHZ. 2018-02-16T19:19:06.54 3.0 negative manual P -0.34 0
GU.PCP.HHZ. 2018-02-16T19:19:04.74 3.0 negative manual P -0.56 0
IV.BOB.HNE. 2018-02-16T19:19:02.29 0.1 undecidable manual S 320 0.4416 50 0.06 95
GU.POPM.HHZ. 2018-02-16T19:19:02.24 3.0 undecidable manual P -2 0
GU.GORR.HHZ. 2018-02-16T19:19:01.76 0.3 undecidable manual S 294 0.4344 50 -0.24 69
IV.PLMA.HHZ. 2018-02-16T19:19:00.00 0.3 undecidable manual S 179 0.3804 50 -0.4 67
GU.MAIM.HHZ. 2018-02-16T19:19:00.34 3.0 positive manual P -2.15 0
IV.BDI.HHZ. 2018-02-16T19:18:59.78 3.0 undecidable manual P -2.37 0
GU.EQUI.HHZ. 2018-02-16T19:18:59.53 0.3 undecidable manual S 140 0.3417 50 0.26 70
GU.GSCL.HHZ. 2018-02-16T19:18:59.75 3.0 positive manual P -0.96 0
GU.CARD.HHZ. 2018-02-16T19:18:58.91 3.0 positive manual P -2.26 0
IV.MSSA.HHZ. 2018-02-16T19:18:56.88 0.3 undecidable manual S 244 0.2626 108 -0.01 75
MN.VLC.HHZ. 2018-02-16T19:18:56.54 3.0 positive manual P -2.03 0
GU.SARM.EHZ. 2018-02-16T19:18:56.38 3.0 positive manual P -2.19 0
GU.GORR.HHZ. 2018-02-16T19:18:55.43 0.6 undecidable manual P 294 0.4344 50 0.08 47
IV.BOB.HNE. 2018-02-16T19:18:55.56 0.1 undecidable manual P 320 0.4416 50 0.07 95
IV.PLMA.HHZ. 2018-02-16T19:18:54.50 0.3 positive manual P 179 0.3804 50 0.07 72
GU.GRAM.HHZ. 2018-02-16T19:18:53.26 0.1 undecidable manual S 68 0.1664 117 -0.18 98
GU.EQUI.HHZ. 2018-02-16T19:18:53.85 0.1 positive manual P 140 0.3417 50 0.07 97
IV.MSSA.HHZ. 2018-02-16T19:18:52.50 0.1 undecidable manual P 244 0.2626 108 0.1 98
GU.GRAM.HHZ. 2018-02-16T19:18:50.48 0.1 undecidable manual P 68 0.1664 117 0.07 100
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
GU.GORR.HHE. ML:0 0.00022337429 0.1664 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:02.30
GU.GORR.HHN. ML:0 0.00031508775 0.4224 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:04.66
IV.MSSA.HHE. ML:1.7 0.000240513945 0.1408 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:18:57.11
IV.MSSA.HHN. ML:1.8 0.0003162114 0.1408 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:18:58.34
GU.EQUI.HHE. ML:1.6 0.0001622969 0.1152 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:00.40
GU.EQUI.HHN. ML:1.8 0.00022950555 0.2816 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:00.35
IV.PLMA.HHN. ML:2 0.0003433118 0.0768 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:00.85
IV.PLMA.HHE. ML:1.8 0.00019000295 0.1152 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:01.08
GU.SARM.EHN. ML:2 0.00028076195 0.2432 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:04.37
GU.SARM.EHE. ML:2 0.00025989845 0.448 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:04.41
MN.VLC.HHN. ML:1.4 6.4208145E-5 0.1536 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:04.58
MN.VLC.HNE. ML:1.5 7.4479065E-5 0.2944 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:09.54
MN.VLC.HNN. ML:1.5 8.5189365E-5 0.1792 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:04.51
MN.VLC.HHE. ML:1.4 7.2100795E-5 0.2688 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:04.99
IV.PRMA.HHE. ML:2.5 0.00083210935 0.192 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:08.15
IV.PRMA.HHN. ML:2.6 0.00098281065 0.256 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:07.94
GU.CARD.HHE. ML:2.4 0.00042215445 0.2048 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:12.40
GU.CARD.HHN. ML:2.3 0.00033108325 0.1664 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:12.63
GU.GSCL.HHN. ML:2 0.0002116977 0.2432 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:07.36
GU.GSCL.HHE. ML:1.9 0.00015605645 0.2176 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:07.70
IV.BDI.HNN. ML:2 0.00017435885 0.704 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:03.19
IV.BDI.HNE. ML:2.1 0.00018529445 0.2688 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:14.71
IV.BDI.HHN. ML:2 0.0001662138 0.1664 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:14.85
IV.BDI.HHE. ML:2 0.000163930755 0.2176 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:13.94
GU.MAIM.HHN. ML:1.9 0.000117558235 0.256 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:13.24
GU.MAIM.HHE. ML:2.1 0.0001733601 0.3072 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:13.54
GU.POPM.HHE. ML:2.3 0.0002389398 0.1792 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:19.33
GU.POPM.HHN. ML:2.2 0.0002114665 0.2048 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:16.46
GU.PCP.HHE. ML:1.6 3.6096221E-5 0.2304 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:20.24
GU.PCP.HHN. ML:1.7 4.627318E-5 0.32 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:19.92
IV.GROG.HHN. ML:1.9 6.7334355E-5 1.1264 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:43.39
IV.GROG.HHE. ML:2 9.138601E-5 0.2176 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:24.65
IV.SARZ.HNE. ML:2.1 0.00016507145 0.512 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:07.97
IV.SARZ.HHE. ML:1.9 0.00010737147 0.576 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:25.21
IV.SARZ.HNN. ML:2.2 0.0001957935 0.8576 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:23.22
IV.SARZ.HHN. ML:2.1 0.0001444838 0.7424 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:25.34
IV.QLNO.HHN. ML:1.7 3.7552865E-5 0.3456 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:22.82
IV.QLNO.HHE. ML:1.7 3.4304735E-5 0.3584 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:22.71
GU.CANO.HHE. ML:2.3 0.00012974615 0.96 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:44.57
GU.CANO.HHN. ML:2.1 7.969385E-5 0.384 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:28.12
GU.RORO.HHE. ML:1.8 2.8751215E-5 0.2176 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:12.32
GU.RORO.HHN. ML:1.8 2.880591E-5 0.1152 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:31.51
IV.MAGO.HHE. ML:1.7 2.5011315E-5 0.512 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:33.72
IV.MAGO.HHN. ML:1.7 2.441682E-5 1.3056 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:55.37
IV.MDI.HHN. ML:2.1 6.710734E-5 0.6656 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:36.93
IV.MDI.HNE. ML:2.4 0.00012073655 0.5632 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:35.64
IV.MDI.HHE. ML:2.4 0.00011398585 0.32 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:34.85
IV.MDI.HNN. ML:2.4 0.000144318305 0.768 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:40.30
IV.FIU.EHN. ML:2.7 0.000348964905 0.1152 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:20:04.97
IV.FIU.EHE. ML:3 0.00070640805 0.1536 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:20:03.76
CH.MUGIO.HHN. ML:1.6 1.6318725E-5 0.5888 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:53.15
CH.MUGIO.HHE. ML:1.7 2.158308E-5 0.5632 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:42.41
SI.LUSI.HHE. ML:2.2 4.874918E-5 0.4608 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:48.25
SI.LUSI.HHN. ML:2.4 9.128659E-5 0.2304 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:44.87
IV.CASP.HHE. ML:1.7 1.491186E-5 0.8448 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:53.32
IV.CASP.HHN. ML:1.7 1.55351885E-5 0.6144 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:59.58
IV.TRTR.HHN. ML:3.8 0.0004850177 0.3456 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:20:22.54
IV.TRTR.HHE. ML:3.8 0.00045254895 0.2944 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:20:26.94
IV.T1299.EHE. ML:2.4 1.78603735E-5 1.7792 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:20:32.19
IV.T1299.EHN. ML:2.2 1.5687747E-5 1.1392 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:20:12.96
IV.T1299.HNE. ML:3.2 0.0001437565 1.1008 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:56.19
IV.T1299.HNN. ML:3.4 0.00020011515 1.1136 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:20:04.57
IV.PP3.HNE. ML:3.2 0.000172525255 0.704 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:19:39.84
IV.PP3.EHN. ML:3.4 0.00024017945 0.0768 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:20:58.15
IV.PP3.HNN. ML:3.4 0.00024640795 0.2304 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:20:30.32
IV.PP3.EHE. ML:3.2 0.0001428694 0.1024 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:20:58.18
IV.VIVA.HHN. ML:3.5 0.000211551 0.2048 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:21:02.30
IV.VIVA.HHE. ML:3.5 0.00022226695 0.1536 AML other m 2018-02-16T19:21:02.42
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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