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Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.1 on date 12-03-2018 and time 10:15:36 (Italy) in region 1 km N Valle Castellana (TE)

A magnitude ML 2.1 earthquake occured in region: 1 km N Valle Castellana (TE), on

  • 12-03-2018 09:15:36 (UTC)
  • 12-03-2018 10:15:36 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 42.75, 13.5 at 20 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
Valle Castellana TE 1 977 977
Rocca Santa Maria TE 7 537 1514
Acquasanta Terme AP 8 2916 4430
Roccafluvione AP 13 2010 6440
Cortino TE 14 656 7096
Ascoli Piceno AP 14 49407 56503
Folignano AP 14 9241 65744
Civitella del Tronto TE 14 5116 70860
Venarotta AP 15 2066 72926
Campli TE 16 7209 80135
Torricella Sicura TE 16 2641 82776
Arquata del Tronto AP 17 1178 83954
Montegallo AP 17 523 84477
Palmiano AP 17 196 84673
Maltignano AP 18 2401 87074
Teramo TE 20 54892 141966

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
20 Km W of Teramo (54892 inhabitants)
45 Km N of L'Aquila (69753 inhabitants)
59 Km W of Montesilvano (53738 inhabitants)
67 Km W of Pescara (121014 inhabitants)
69 Km E of Foligno (57155 inhabitants)
70 Km NW of Chieti (51815 inhabitants)
72 Km E of Terni (111501 inhabitants)
97 Km S of Ancona (100861 inhabitants)
99 Km E of Perugia (166134 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 Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Rev 100 ML 2.1 2018-03-12
09:15:36
42.75 13.5 20 2018-03-12
09:23:54
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 54547591
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-03-12 09:15:36 ± 0.14
Latitude 42.75 ± 0.00
Longitude 13.50 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 20 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 54547591

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 580
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 111
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) 580
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 69
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 47
Number of defining phases 40
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.29
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.50452
Number of stations at which the event was observed 27
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 20
Magnitude information

ML:2.1

Field Value
Value 2.1
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 50
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 54547591
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-03-12 09:23:54
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.PTRJ.HNZ. 2018-03-12T09:16:25.50 3.0 undecidable manual Sg 1.65 0
TV.SF04.EHZ. 2018-03-12T09:16:23.95 3.0 undecidable manual Sg 5.96 0
IV.CERT.HHZ. 2018-03-12T09:16:07.39 3.0 undecidable manual S 0.63 0
IV.CESI.HHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:54.55 0.6 undecidable manual S 301 0.5045 101 0.41 43
IV.T1221.EHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:54.34 0.6 undecidable manual S 284 0.4892 102 0.64 41
IV.PF6.EHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:52.61 0.6 undecidable manual S 331 0.4497 103 0.06 47
IV.CSP1.EHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:51.41 0.6 undecidable manual S 328 0.4056 105 0.11 47
IV.TRTR.HHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:50.64 0.6 undecidable manual S 78 0.313 111 1.96 18
IV.RM33.EHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:49.22 0.6 undecidable manual S 221 0.3139 111 0.51 44
IV.CING.HHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:49.09 3.0 negative manual P -0.51 0
IV.T1247.HHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:49.88 0.3 undecidable manual S 206 0.3372 109 0.53 65
IV.GUMA.HHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:49.73 0.3 undecidable manual S 340 0.3372 109 0.37 68
IV.NRCA.HNZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:48.24 0.6 undecidable manual S 288 0.2932 112 0.11 48
IV.SNTG.HHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:48.84 3.0 negative manual P -0.5 0
IV.GIGS.HHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:48.00 0.6 undecidable manual S 169 0.2977 112 -0.26 47
IV.OFFI.HHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:47.72 0.6 undecidable manual S 36 0.2347 119 1.15 33
IV.MC2.EHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:47.87 0.6 undecidable manual S 306 0.2788 114 0.13 48
IV.MF5.EHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:46.92 0.6 undecidable manual S 354 0.2428 118 0.14 48
IV.CESI.HHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:46.52 0.1 negative manual P 301 0.5045 101 -0.17 91
IV.CAMP.HHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:46.22 0.6 undecidable manual S 197 0.2194 121 0.05 49
IV.T1221.EHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:46.30 0.6 negative manual P 284 0.4892 102 -0.13 46
IV.T1214.HNZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:46.50 0.6 undecidable manual S 274 0.2113 122 0.54 45
IV.FAGN.HHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:46.46 3.0 positive manual P -0.21 0
IV.T0110.HHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:45.90 3.0 positive manual P -2.06 0
IV.T1299.HNZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:45.96 0.6 undecidable manual S 235 0.1925 125 0.46 46
IV.PF6.EHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:45.30 0.1 undecidable manual P 331 0.4497 103 -0.47 87
IV.MMO1.EHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:45.22 0.6 undecidable manual S 321 0.197 124 -0.39 46
IV.SMA1.EHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:44.80 0.6 undecidable manual S 226 0.1646 130 -0.05 49
IV.TRTR.HHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:44.02 0.6 positive manual P 78 0.313 111 0.49 43
IV.CSP1.EHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:44.61 0.1 undecidable manual P 328 0.4056 105 -0.44 88
IV.TERO.HHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:44.21 0.6 undecidable manual S 147 0.1466 134 -0.25 48
IV.GUMA.HHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:43.80 0.1 positive manual P 340 0.3372 109 -0.13 95
IV.NRCA.HNZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:43.06 0.1 negative manual P 288 0.2932 112 -0.16 95
IV.RM33.EHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:43.63 0.1 positive manual P 221 0.3139 111 0.08 96
IV.T1247.HHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:43.87 0.1 undecidable manual P 206 0.3372 109 -0.05 97
IV.MC2.EHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:42.89 0.1 negative manual P 306 0.2788 114 -0.1 97
IV.T1214.HNZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:42.02 0.1 undecidable manual P 274 0.2113 122 0.06 99
IV.GIGS.HHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:42.91 0.1 positive manual P 169 0.2977 112 -0.38 92
IV.MTRA.HNZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:42.71 0.6 undecidable manual S 278 0.0737 154 -0.47 45
IV.MF5.EHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:42.28 0.1 positive manual P 354 0.2428 118 -0.16 96
IV.OFFI.HHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:42.38 0.1 undecidable manual P 36 0.2347 119 0.06 97
IV.CAMP.HHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:41.97 1.0 undecidable manual P 197 0.2194 121 -0.12 24
IV.MMO1.EHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:41.44 0.1 undecidable manual P 321 0.197 124 -0.32 94
IV.SMA1.EHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:41.36 0.1 positive manual P 226 0.1646 130 0.03 100
IV.T1299.HNZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:41.84 0.1 undecidable manual P 235 0.1925 125 0.14 97
IV.TERO.HHZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:40.90 0.1 undecidable manual P 147 0.1466 134 -0.2 98
IV.MTRA.HNZ. 2018-03-12T09:15:40.06 0.1 undecidable manual P 278 0.0737 154 -0.3 96
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.MTRA.EHN. ML:2.3 0.001455 0.08 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:42.75
IV.MTRA.HNN. ML:2.3 0.001415 0.28 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:42.75
IV.MTRA.EHE. ML:2.3 0.00141 0.34 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:42.75
IV.MTRA.HNE. ML:2.3 0.00149 0.34 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:42.75
IV.TERO.HHN. ML:2.5 0.00188 0.24 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:44.30
IV.TERO.HNN. ML:2.2 0.00107 0.26 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:44.43
IV.TERO.HHE. ML:2.5 0.001935 0.18 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:44.53
IV.TERO.HNE. ML:2.2 0.000964 0.18 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:44.45
IV.SMA1.EHN. ML:2.5 0.00192 0.44 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:45.11
IV.SMA1.EHE. ML:2.4 0.00164 0.22 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:45.50
IV.CAMP.HHN. ML:1.7 0.0002715 0.22 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:46.46
IV.T1299.HNN. ML:2.3 0.0011835 0.14 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:46.39
IV.T1299.EHN. ML:2.4 0.001205 0.14 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:46.39
IV.CAMP.HHE. ML:1.6 0.0001915 0.44 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:46.35
IV.T1299.HNE. ML:2.2 0.000777 0.16 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:46.74
IV.T1299.EHE. ML:2.2 0.0007795 0.16 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:46.74
IV.T1214.EHE. ML:2.1 0.000607 0.52 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:46.50
IV.T1214.HNE. ML:2.1 0.0006485 0.52 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:46.50
IV.T1214.EHN. ML:2 0.000447 1.3 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:47.04
IV.T1214.HNN. ML:2 0.000503 0.86 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:47.81
IV.OFFI.HHN. ML:2.2 0.000798 0.84 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:47.39
IV.GIGS.HHE. ML:1.6 0.00014 0.12 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:48.05
IV.NRCA.HNE. ML:2.7 0.00209 0.42 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:48.59
IV.GIGS.HHN. ML:1.4 9.495E-5 0.76 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:48.39
IV.NRCA.HHE. ML:2.8 0.00225 0.08 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:48.59
IV.NRCA.HNN. ML:2.7 0.00181 0.1 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:48.82
IV.NRCA.HHN. ML:2.7 0.00194 0.12 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:48.87
IV.RM33.HNE. ML:2.3 0.0006955 0.6 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:49.42
IV.RM33.EHE. ML:2.3 0.00072 0.6 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:49.73
IV.GUMA.HHE. ML:2.3 0.0007015 0.26 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:49.95
IV.GUMA.HHN. ML:2.3 0.0007005 1.76 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:50.93
IV.MF5.EHN. ML:1.8 0.000309 0.5 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:51.08
IV.RM33.HNN. ML:2.2 0.000545 0.88 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:51.92
IV.RM33.EHN. ML:2.2 0.0005075 0.86 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:51.92
IV.CSP1.EHN. ML:1.8 0.000166 0.26 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:51.69
IV.OFFI.HHE. ML:2.2 0.000649 0.88 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:51.14
IV.CSP1.EHE. ML:2 0.0002955 0.48 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:51.93
IV.MF5.EHE. ML:1.8 0.000299 0.78 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:52.50
IV.PF6.EHN. ML:1.7 0.00012095 0.08 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:52.72
IV.PF6.EHE. ML:2.5 0.00077 0.22 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:52.81
IV.T1221.EHE. ML:1.6 9.085E-5 1.4 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:54.82
IV.CESI.HHE. ML:2.2 0.0003405 0.4 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:54.70
IV.CESI.HHN. ML:2.3 0.0004175 0.2 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:55.08
IV.T1221.EHN. ML:1.7 0.00011695 0.46 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:57.89
IV.FAGN.HHE. ML:1.9 0.000176 0.28 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:58.11
IV.FAGN.HHN. ML:1.8 0.00013 1.32 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:15:58.29
IV.SNTG.HHE. ML:1.7 7.645E-5 1.2 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:16:00.36
IV.SNTG.HHN. ML:1.7 7.91E-5 1.18 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:16:03.67
IV.CING.HHE. ML:1.7 7.535E-5 0.84 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:16:03.56
IV.CING.HHN. ML:1.7 7.985E-5 0.54 AML other m 2018-03-12T09:16:05.27
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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