Earthquake with magnitude of mb 5.2 on date 29-03-2016 and time 03:05:30 (Italy) in region Mar Ionio Meridionale (MARE)

A magnitude mb 5.2 earthquake occured in region: Mar Ionio Meridionale (MARE), on

  • 29-03-2016 01:05:30 (UTC)
  • 29-03-2016 03:05:30 (UTC +02:00) Italian time
  • 29-03-2016 04:05:30 (UTC +03:00) local time in the region of the earthquake (Europe/Athens)

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 37.498, 20.179 at 10 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

No Italian municipalities within 20 km distance.

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

No Italian municipalities within 100 km from the epicenter with at least 50000 inhabitants.

Recent and historical seismicity

These maps show the seismic activity in different time intervals, before the seismic event to which they refer. Data reported in the first two maps come from the analysis carried out in real time by the personnel of the INGV Operating Rooms, immediately after each earthquake. The third map shows data from 1985 to the date of the earthquake: the locations are reviewed by the seismological analysts of the INGV Italian Seismic Bulletin (Bollettino Sismico Italiano dell’INGV). The localization parameters (hypocentral coordinates and magnitude) are the best possible estimate with the data available to the INGV, but are constantly updated according to further data that become available. The location and magnitude parameters, subsequently reviewed by seismological analysts, may vary.

Earthquakes of the 3 days preceding this event

Earthquakes of the 3 days preceding this event

This map shows the earthquake epicenters with magnitude ≥ 0.0, localized with data recorded by the National Seismic Network and other collaborative networks both in Italy and in neighboring countries, in the 72 hours preceding this event. The size of the circle indicates the different classes of magnitude. The colors indicate the different time intervals preceding the seismic event. The black and white star is the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Earthquakes of the 90 days preceding this event

Earthquakes of the 90 days preceding this event

This map shows the earthquake epicenters with magnitude ≥ 2.0, localized with data recorded by the National Seismic Network and other collaborative networks both in Italy and in neighboring countries, in the 90 days preceding this event. The size of the circle indicates the different classes of magnitude. The colors indicate the different time intervals preceding the seismic event. The black and white star is the epicenter of the current earthquake.
Earthquakes from 1985 to the date of the event

Earthquakes from 1985 to the date of the event

This map shows the earthquake epicenters with magnitude ≥ 3.0, localized with data recorded by the National Seismic Network and other collaborative networks both in Italy and in neighboring countries, from 1985 to the date of this event. The size of the circle indicates the different classes of magnitude. The colors indicate the different time intervals preceding the seismic event. The black and white star is 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
Preliminary map of the earthquake effects from the web questionnaire

Preliminary map of the earthquake effects from the web questionnaire

This map shows the distribution of earthquake resentment in the area, expressed in terms of intensity on the MCS scale (Mercalli-Cancani-Sieberg). Intensities are determined using data from questionnaires collected on the website http://www.hsit.it. The intensities shown are determined considering all the reports received from each municipality, and are all the more reliable the greater the number of questionnaires. The collected data are subjected to an automatic statistical filter, but are not checked individually. In particular, intensities greater than or equal to the VI degree of the MCS or EMS scale require on-site verification by specialized personnel. The black star is the epicenter of the earthquake that occurred. This map is updated every time citizens fill out new questionnaires. The number of questionnaires processed to obtain this map, the date and time of the last update are shown at the top right.
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Reviewed
Rev100
mb 5.2
Mwp 5.8

Mwpd 6.4
2016-03-29
01:05:30
37.4985 20.1786 10 2016-03-29
01:23:21
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 24023041
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2016-03-29 01:05:30
Latitude 37.4985
Longitude 20.1786
Depth (km) 10 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin automatic
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 100 -> SURVEY-INGV-A
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 24023041

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 2279
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1595
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 343
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 1903.6
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 59.4945
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 67
Number of defining phases 67
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 1.1367
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 1.42495
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 45.53659
Number of stations at which the event was observed 67
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 67
Magnitudes information

Mwpd:6.4

Field Value
Value 6.4
Uncertainty 0
Num. used stations 1
Type of magnitude Mwpd
Reference to an origin 24023041
Agency INGV
Autore early-est_ee1.1.8
Time of creation (UTC) 2016-03-29 01:23:22

Mwp:5.8

Field Value
Value 5.8
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 9
Type of magnitude Mwp
Reference to an origin 24023041
Agency INGV
Autore early-est_ee1.1.8
Time of creation (UTC) 2016-03-29 01:23:22

mb:5.2

Field Value
Value 5.2
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations 45
Type of magnitude mb
Reference to an origin 24023041
Agency INGV
Autore early-est_ee1.1.8
Time of creation (UTC) 2016-03-29 01:23:22
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IU.MAKZ.BHZ.00 2016-03-29T01:13:49.22 10.0 negative automatic P 58 45.5366 -1.09861 0.588166
DK.ICESG.BHZ.00 2016-03-29T01:13:45.85 10.0 negative automatic P 334 44.6844 1.90359 0.602179
DK.ISOG.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:13:38.65 10.0 positive automatic P 329 43.735 2.8132 0.661102
GE.DAG.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:13:29.50 10.0 negative automatic P 348 42.7743 1.42464 0.694588
IU.KMBO.BHZ.00 2016-03-29T01:13:20.62 10.0 negative automatic P 154 41.7289 0.732113 0.652059
DK.SCO.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:13:04.60 10.0 positive automatic P 339 39.6153 2.4975 0.674288
II.MBAR.BHZ.00 2016-03-29T01:13:00.72 10.0 positive automatic P 163 39.3295 0.771322 0.760108
GE.SOCY.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:12:57.82 10.0 negative automatic P 121 39.3868 -2.50359 0.724494
GT.DBIC.BHZ.00 2016-03-29T01:12:50.20 10.0 negative automatic P 223 38.3079 -0.961897 0.808998
II.BRVK.BHZ.00 2016-03-29T01:12:44.47 10.0 positive automatic P 49 37.5915 -0.679471 0.758179
II.UOSS.BHZ.00 2016-03-29T01:12:04.82 10.0 negative automatic P 102 33.0143 -0.926459 0.887889
II.ARU.BHZ.00 2016-03-29T01:11:52.22 10.0 negative automatic P 41 31.6673 -1.70314 0.895115
IU.KOWA.BHZ.00 2016-03-29T01:11:51.90 10.0 negative automatic P 229 31.4556 -0.178319 0.814317
KZ.ABKAR.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:11:44.83 10.0 positive automatic P 55 30.7675 -1.19038 0.947018
GB.LRW.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:11:07.50 10.0 negative automatic P 336 26.3833 0.607318 0.943396
II.RAYN.BHZ.00 2016-03-29T01:11:01.97 10.0 negative automatic P 116 25.7765 0.482292 0.869565
II.ESK.BHZ.00 2016-03-29T01:10:43.92 10.0 negative automatic P 326 23.7999 0.489786 0.909091
IU.KONO.BHZ.00 2016-03-29T01:10:36.82 10.0 positive automatic P 346 23.1633 -0.263696 0.952381
WM.AVE.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:10:34.90 10.0 negative automatic P 268 22.794 1.71265 0.869565
GB.MCH1.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:10:23.08 10.0 positive automatic P 319 21.7613 0.893566 0.952381
PM.PESTR.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:10:21.96 10.0 positive automatic P 282 21.7852 -0.517779 0.952381
GE.MTE.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:10:21.50 10.0 negative automatic P 286 21.6632 0.266549 0.930233
GE.VSU.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:10:17.70 10.0 positive automatic P 9 21.393 -0.500302 0.952381
II.OBN.BHZ.00 2016-03-29T01:10:11.97 10.0 negative automatic P 27 20.8243 -0.111219 0.952381
DK.MUD.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:10:08.28 10.0 negative automatic P 342 20.3298 1.59551 0.930233
GE.SLIT.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:10:04.40 10.0 positive automatic P 3 20.1772 -0.640218 0.97561
IU.PAB.BHZ.00 2016-03-29T01:09:55.67 10.0 positive automatic P 284 19.2383 0.728152 0.888889
IU.GNI.BHZ.00 2016-03-29T01:09:55.82 10.0 positive automatic P 74 19.2553 0.579913 0.930233
II.KIV.BHZ.00 2016-03-29T01:09:43.67 10.0 positive automatic P 62 18.166 0.77428 0.909091
PL.SUW.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:09:22.31 10.0 positive automatic P 6 16.6418 -1.44493 0.833333
GE.FLT1.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:09:17.75 10.0 negative automatic P 340 16.0974 0.955838 0.909091
PL.KSP.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:08:44.39 10.0 negative automatic P 350 13.6266 0.624315 0.930233
MN.BNI.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:08:31.62 10.0 negative automatic P 311 12.6209 1.40106 0.930233
PL.OJC.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:08:31.88 10.0 positive automatic P 359 12.7233 0.443032 0.909091
PL.KWP.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:08:27.15 10.0 negative automatic P 8 12.268 1.92124 0.833333
GE.MORC.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:08:27.15 10.0 positive automatic P 352 12.4228 -0.238709 0.952381
CZ.KHC.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:08:27.87 10.0 positive automatic P 340 12.5722 -1.56038 0.952381
MN.TUE.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:08:21.90 10.0 positive automatic P 322 12.033 -0.365504 0.97561
GE.CSS.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:08:05.70 10.0 positive automatic P 99 10.898 -0.780198 0.952381
IV.SALO.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:08:04.66 10.0 positive automatic P 321 10.8517 -1.22603 0.851064
GE.PSZ.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:07:58.50 10.0 negative automatic P 359 10.4214 -1.5501 0.754717
IV.PTCC.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:07:56.15 10.0 positive automatic P 333 10.2434 -1.41979 0.952381
MN.TRI.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:07:46.53 10.0 positive automatic P 332 9.5009 -0.772532 0.952381
GE.TIRR.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:07:45.23 10.0 positive automatic P 39 9.3214 0.405293 0.952381
TT.TAMR.HHZ.00 2016-03-29T01:07:37.63 10.0 negative automatic P 270 8.8148 -0.244318 0.970874
MN.VSL.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:07:34.53 10.0 positive automatic P 287 8.6794 -1.53811 0.869565
IV.MGAB.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:07:30.59 10.0 positive automatic P 314 8.1942 1.14287 0.952381
MN.BLY.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:07:19.99 10.0 positive automatic P 344 7.5913 -1.13601 0.97561
MN.AQU.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:07:16.53 10.0 negative automatic P 315 7.1057 1.99074 0.952381
MN.DIVS.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:07:06.54 10.0 positive automatic P 359 6.6008 -1.11335 0.97561
GE.KARP.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:07:00.45 10.0 positive automatic P 107 5.9389 1.96546 0.952381
MN.VTS.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:06:54.88 10.0 negative automatic P 24 5.6273 0.514049 0.930233
HT.ALN.HHZ. 2016-03-29T01:06:54.86 10.0 negative automatic P 51 5.6758 0.0666454 0.961538
HL.RDO.HHZ. 2016-03-29T01:06:52.50 10.0 negative automatic P 47 5.5177 -0.120768 0.980392
MN.CLTB.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:06:52.65 10.0 positive automatic P 273 5.52 -0.15085 0.952381
MN.PDG.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:06:44.14 10.0 positive automatic P 352 4.9808 -1.08533 0.952381
IV.MRVN.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:06:40.45 10.0 negative automatic P 320 4.7098 -1.15978 0.888889
MN.IDI.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:06:36.41 10.0 positive automatic P 119 4.3887 -0.807818 0.97561
GE.APE.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:06:35.70 10.0 positive automatic P 94 4.2791 0.00879839 0.888889
GE.MATE.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:06:32.60 10.0 positive automatic P 321 4.1464 -1.24524 0.952381
MN.TIR.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:06:30.49 10.0 positive automatic P 356 3.8562 0.677741 0.952381
HT.FNA.HHZ. 2016-03-29T01:06:24.00 10.0 negative automatic P 16 3.4134 1.19001 0.970874
MN.CEL.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:06:24.05 10.0 positive automatic P 284 3.4661 -0.469962 0.952381
HT.LIT.HHZ. 2016-03-29T01:06:21.29 10.0 positive automatic P 34 3.1645 0.952702 0.985222
MN.TIP.BHZ. 2016-03-29T01:06:19.26 10.0 positive automatic P 303 3.1653 -1.13798 0.869565
HL.KEK.HHZ. 2016-03-29T01:06:07.41 10.0 negative automatic P 352 2.2341 -0.0905364 0.938967
HL.ITM.HHZ. 2016-03-29T01:05:56.18 10.0 negative automatic P 102 1.4249 -0.220648 0.896861
TDMT - Time Domain Moment Tensor
Fault Plane solutions in the area
Fault Plane solutions

Fault Plane solutions

The map reports the fault plane solutions for earthquakes in the region from 1977 to the date of this event. Red moment tensors are determined using the Regional Centroid Moment Tensor technique (RCMT, http://www.bo.ingv.it/RCMT) applied for earthquakes with magnitude larger than 4.5 in the Euro-Mediterranenan area. Occasionally, when a station azimuthal coverage exists RCMTs can be obtained also for earthquakes with magnitude down to 4.0. The gray moment tensors are obtained with the Time Domain Moment Tensor method (TDMT, http://terremoti.ingv.it/tdmt). This technique is applied to earthquakes with magnitude ML greater than 3.2, when it is possible. The size of symbols scales with the calculated moment magnitude Mw.
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