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Earthquake with magnitude of Md 2.4 on date 12-03-2018 and time 15:09:07 (Italy) in region 5 km E Pozzuoli (NA)

A magnitude Md 2.4 earthquake occured in region: 5 km E Pozzuoli (NA), on

  • 12-03-2018 14:09:07 (UTC)
  • 12-03-2018 15:09:07 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 40.83, 14.15 at 2 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Sala Operativa INGV-OV (Napoli).

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
Pozzuoli NA 5 81661 81661
Quarto NA 5 40930 122591
Bacoli NA 7 26560 149151
Monte di Procida NA 9 12886 162037
Marano di Napoli NA 9 59874 221911
Napoli NA 9 974074 1195985
Calvizzano NA 10 12329 1208314
Qualiano NA 10 25702 1234016
Mugnano di Napoli NA 10 34828 1268844
Villaricca NA 11 31122 1299966
Giugliano in Campania NA 12 122974 1422940
Procida NA 13 10530 1433470
Melito di Napoli NA 13 37826 1471296
Casavatore NA 13 18661 1489957
Sant'Antimo NA 14 33905 1523862
Arzano NA 14 34886 1558748
Parete CE 14 11442 1570190
Casoria NA 15 77642 1647832
Casandrino NA 15 14336 1662168
Grumo Nevano NA 16 18061 1680229
San Giorgio a Cremano NA 16 45557 1725786
Lusciano CE 16 15362 1741148
Frattamaggiore NA 16 30329 1771477
Trentola-Ducenta CE 17 19429 1790906
Cesa CE 17 8841 1799747
Aversa CE 17 53047 1852794
Ercolano NA 17 53709 1906503
Sant'Arpino CE 17 14307 1920810
Afragola NA 17 65057 1985867
Portici NA 18 55274 2041141
Frattaminore NA 18 16208 2057349
Succivo CE 18 8457 2065806
San Marcellino CE 18 14155 2079961
Volla NA 18 23755 2103716
Casapesenna CE 18 6987 2110703
Crispano NA 18 12354 2123057
Cardito NA 18 22755 2145812
Cercola NA 18 18267 2164079
Orta di Atella CE 19 27191 2191270
Gricignano di Aversa CE 19 11881 2203151
Frignano CE 19 9008 2212159
Carinaro CE 19 7181 2219340
Villa di Briano CE 19 7087 2226427
Teverola CE 19 14291 2240718
San Cipriano d'Aversa CE 19 13653 2254371
San Sebastiano al Vesuvio NA 19 9196 2263567
Torre del Greco NA 19 86275 2349842
Caivano NA 19 37879 2387721
Massa di Somma NA 20 5444 2393165
Casalnuovo di Napoli NA 20 49855 2443020
Casaluce CE 20 10078 2453098
Ischia NA 20 19915 2473013
Pollena Trocchia NA 20 13562 2486575
Casal di Principe CE 20 21389 2507964

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
5 Km E of Pozzuoli (81661 inhabitants)
9 Km SW of Marano di Napoli (59874 inhabitants)
9 Km W of Napoli (974074 inhabitants)
12 Km SW of Giugliano in Campania (122974 inhabitants)
15 Km SW of Casoria (77642 inhabitants)
17 Km SW of Aversa (53047 inhabitants)
17 Km W of Ercolano (53709 inhabitants)
17 Km SW of Afragola (65057 inhabitants)
18 Km W of Portici (55274 inhabitants)
19 Km W of Torre del Greco (86275 inhabitants)
23 Km SW of Acerra (59573 inhabitants)
32 Km SW of Caserta (76326 inhabitants)
32 Km W of Castellammare di Stabia (66466 inhabitants)
33 Km W of Scafati (50787 inhabitants)
49 Km W of Cava de' Tirreni (53659 inhabitants)
54 Km W of Salerno (135261 inhabitants)
55 Km W of Avellino (54857 inhabitants)
63 Km SW of Benevento (60091 inhabitants)
75 Km W of Battipaglia (50786 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 200 Md 2.4 2018-03-12
14:09:07
40.83 14.15 2 2018-03-12
14:51:51
Sala Operativa INGV-OV (Napoli) 54552151
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-03-12 14:09:07 ± 0
Latitude 40.83
Longitude 14.15
Depth (km) 2 ± 0 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 200 -> SURVEY-INGV-OV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 54552151

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter)
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter)
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi)
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 0
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree)
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 1
Number of defining phases 1
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec)
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree)
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree)
Number of stations at which the event was observed 0
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 0
Magnitude information

Md:2.4

Field Value
Value 2.4
Uncertainty 0
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude Md
Reference to an origin 54552151
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV-OV (Napoli)
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-03-12 14:51:05
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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