Sala Sismica

Earthquake with magnitude of ML 1.7 on date 11-05-2018 and time 10:28:19 (Italy) in region 9 km E Matera (MT)

A magnitude ML 1.7 earthquake occured in region: 9 km E Matera (MT), on

  • 11-05-2018 08:28:19 (UTC)
  • 11-05-2018 10:28:19 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 40.68, 16.7 at 7 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
Matera MT 9 60436 60436
Laterza TA 11 15290 75726
Ginosa TA 12 22632 98358
Santeramo in Colle BA 14 26734 125092
Montescaglioso MT 14 9942 135034

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
9 Km E of Matera (60436 inhabitants)
21 Km SE of Altamura (70396 inhabitants)
48 Km S of Bitonto (55540 inhabitants)
51 Km W of Taranto (201100 inhabitants)
52 Km S of Bari (326344 inhabitants)
59 Km S of Molfetta (59874 inhabitants)
65 Km S of Bisceglie (55422 inhabitants)
70 Km SE of Andria (100440 inhabitants)
70 Km SE of Trani (56217 inhabitants)
76 Km E of Potenza (67122 inhabitants)
80 Km SE of Barletta (94814 inhabitants)
93 Km SE of Cerignola (58396 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity
Seismic hazard
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 1.7 2018-05-11
40.68 16.7 7 2018-05-11
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 56753081
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information


Field Value
Time (UTC) 2018-05-11 08:28:19 ± 0.2
Latitude 40.68 ± 0.01
Longitude 16.70 ± 0.01
Depth (km) 7 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 56753081


Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 625
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 586
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 318
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 630
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68


Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 105
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 9
Number of defining phases 8
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.25
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.29678
Number of stations at which the event was observed 5
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 4
Magnitude information


Field Value
Value 1.7
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 8
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 56753081
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2018-05-11 08:35:55
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.SALB.HHZ. 2018-05-11T08:28:48.84 3.0 undecidable manual S -0.14 0
IV.NOCI.HHZ. 2018-05-11T08:28:31.99 0.6 undecidable manual S 68 0.2968 102 0.31 46
IV.AMUR.HHZ. 2018-05-11T08:28:29.61 0.3 undecidable manual S 342 0.2392 105 0.1 73
IV.MIGL.HHZ. 2018-05-11T08:28:28.80 0.3 undecidable manual S 249 0.2095 107 0.37 70
IV.NOCI.HHZ. 2018-05-11T08:28:26.77 0.1 undecidable manual P 68 0.2968 102 0.04 98
IV.AMUR.HHZ. 2018-05-11T08:28:25.26 0.1 undecidable manual P 342 0.2392 105 -0.21 96
IV.MIGL.HHZ. 2018-05-11T08:28:24.70 0.1 undecidable manual P 249 0.2095 107 -0.15 98
GE.MATE.HHZ. 2018-05-11T08:28:22.78 0.3 undecidable manual S 173 0.0306 155 0.04 78
GE.MATE.HHZ. 2018-05-11T08:28:21.37 0.1 positive manual P 173 0.0306 155 -0.2 100
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.AMUR.HHE. ML:1.5 0.000194 0.78 AML other m 2018-05-11T08:28:32.41
IV.MIGL.HHE. ML:2.1 0.0008995 0.46 AML other m 2018-05-11T08:28:32.58
IV.AMUR.HHN. ML:1.5 0.000172 0.42 AML other m 2018-05-11T08:28:32.82
IV.MIGL.HHN. ML:2.2 0.001002 0.58 AML other m 2018-05-11T08:28:34.42
IV.NOCI.HHN. ML:1.7 0.0002425 1.4 AML other m 2018-05-11T08:28:36.88
IV.NOCI.HHE. ML:1.8 0.000253 0.72 AML other m 2018-05-11T08:28:38.63
IV.SALB.HHN. ML:1.5 3.295E-5 1.1 AML other m 2018-05-11T08:28:55.69
IV.SALB.HHE. ML:1.4 3.235E-5 0.78 AML other m 2018-05-11T08:28:55.39
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Focal Mechanism in the area
Type Description Link
QuakeML - small Event, Origin, FocalMechanism Download
QuakeML - full Event, Origin, FocalMechanism, Amplitude, Arrival, Pick, Station Magnitude Download