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Earthquake with magnitude of ML 2.4 on date 20-05-2012 and time 11:54:07 (UTC) in region 6 km NW Finale Emilia (MO)

A magnitude ML 2.4 earthquake occured in region: 6 km NW Finale Emilia (MO), on

  • 20-05-2012 11:54:07 (UTC)
  • 20-05-2012 13:54:07 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 44.88, 11.27 at 1 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV integrato con i dati della Rete Sismica di emergenza.

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
Finale Emilia MO 6 15699 15699
San Felice sul Panaro MO 11 10900 26599
Bondeno FE 12 14655 41254
Felonica MN 13 1359 42613
Sant'Agostino FE 14 6853 49466
Sermide MN 14 6189 55655
Calto RO 14 743 56398
Camposanto MO 15 3201 59599
Ficarolo RO 15 2438 62037
Magnacavallo MN 15 1561 63598
Castelmassa RO 16 4252 67850
Poggio Rusco MN 16 6625 74475
Medolla MO 16 6308 80783
Castelnovo Bariano RO 16 2762 83545
Mirandola MO 16 23875 107420
Mirabello FE 16 3266 110686
Ceneselli RO 17 1719 112405
Salara RO 17 1160 113565
Cento FE 17 35686 149251
Carbonara di Po MN 17 1297 150548
San Giovanni del Dosso MN 18 1248 151796
Villa Poma MN 18 2023 153819
Gaiba RO 18 1063 154882
Vigarano Mainarda FE 19 7694 162576
Pieve di Cento BO 19 7019 169595
Borgofranco sul Po MN 19 784 170379
Schivenoglia MN 20 1203 171582
Cavezzo MO 20 7026 178608
Bergantino RO 20 2565 181173
Galliera BO 20 5439 186612

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
28 Km W of Ferrara (133155 inhabitants)
32 Km E of Carpi (70699 inhabitants)
38 Km NE of Modena (184973 inhabitants)
43 Km N of Bologna (386663 inhabitants)
46 Km W of Rovigo (51867 inhabitants)
55 Km E of Reggio nell'Emilia (171345 inhabitants)
66 Km SE of Verona (258765 inhabitants)
68 Km NW of Imola (69797 inhabitants)
75 Km E of Parma (192836 inhabitants)
75 Km SW of Padova (210401 inhabitants)
77 Km S of Vicenza (112953 inhabitants)
82 Km NW of Faenza (58541 inhabitants)
90 Km NW of Ravenna (159116 inhabitants)
95 Km NW of Forlì (117913 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 1000 ML 2.4 2012-05-20
11:54:07
44.88 11.27 1 2014-09-19
08:14:18
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV integrato con i dati della Rete Sismica di emergenza 5889851
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2012-05-20 11:54:07 ± 0.06
Latitude 44.88 ± 0.00
Longitude 11.27 ± 0.00
Depth (km) 1 ± 0 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> REMO-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 5889851

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 750
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 273
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 75
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 400
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 103
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 33
Number of defining phases 33
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.463
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.07195
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 1.0657
Number of stations at which the event was observed 22
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 22
Magnitude information

ML:2.4

Field Value
Value 2.4
Uncertainty 0.2
Num. used stations 16
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 5889851
Agency INGV
Autore Manually reviewed by Franco Mele
Time of creation (UTC) 2014-09-18 12:47:10
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
NI.CGRP.HHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:44.37 1.0 undecidable manual S 20 1.0657 -1.38 3.49
IV.SALO.HHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:41.21 1.0 undecidable manual S 325 0.9056 -1.18 1.85
IV.BRIS.HHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:38.01 1.0 undecidable manual S 152 0.7464 2.62 1.45
IV.ROVR.HHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:35.51 1.0 undecidable manual S 350 0.777 -2.52 1.04
NI.CGRP.HHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:28.78 0.3 positive manual P 20 1.0657 0.03 0.56
IV.BDI.HHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:28.69 0.1 positive manual P 211 0.9515 1.52 1.18
IV.TEOL.HHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:28.06 1.0 undecidable manual S 31 0.5567 -3.42 0.69
GU.POPM.HHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:28.07 1.0 undecidable manual P 203 0.9515 0.88 23.71
MN.VLC.HHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:27.62 1.0 undecidable manual P 222 0.9605 0.08 8.72
IV.NOVE.EHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:26.74 1.0 undecidable manual S 258 0.4038 -0.21 0.66
IV.SEI.SHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:26.54 0.6 undecidable manual P 176 0.8301 1.32 0.88
IV.SALO.HHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:26.74 0.6 undecidable manual P 325 0.9056 0.31 0.54
IV.BRIS.HHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:25.05 0.3 undecidable manual P 152 0.7464 1.77 0.28
IV.ERBM.EHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:25.33 1.0 undecidable manual P 233 0.768 0.6 0.92
IV.PRMA.HHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:25.17 0.6 undecidable manual P 260 0.6925 2.2 0.45
IV.FNVD.HHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:24.98 1.0 undecidable manual P 189 0.7222 2.03 0.98
IV.ROVR.HHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:23.72 0.3 undecidable manual P 350 0.777 -0.11 0.22
IV.IMOL.HNZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:23.98 0.6 undecidable manual P 147 0.6214 2.54 0.37
IV.SBPO.HHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:22.96 1.0 undecidable manual S 304 0.3013 -0.76 0.98
IV.ZCCA.HHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:21.45 0.1 positive manual P 202 0.5711 0.38 0.06
IV.MTRZ.HHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:21.72 0.6 undecidable manual P 169 0.5792 0.53 0.32
IV.TEOL.HHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:19.36 0.3 positive manual P 31 0.5567 -0.68 0.16
IV.SBPO.HHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:18.72 1.0 undecidable manual P 304 0.3013 2.99 1.53
IV.FIU.EHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:17.58 1.0 undecidable manual S 147 0.2878 -4.44 4.35
IV.NOVE.EHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:17.75 0.6 undecidable manual P 258 0.4038 0.44 0.26
IV.SERM.HNZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:16.19 1.0 undecidable manual S 8 0.1286 -0.42 1.98
IV.RAVA.EHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:16.99 0.6 undecidable manual S 221 0.1673 -1.17 0.44
IV.MODE.HNZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:16.58 0.3 undecidable manual P 222 0.3417 0.08 0.14
IV.FIU.EHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:13.59 0.6 undecidable manual P 147 0.2878 -1.27 0.3
IV.RAVA.EHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:12.43 0.1 positive manual P 221 0.1673 -0.34 0.05
IV.T0822.EHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:12.13 0.3 undecidable manual S 133 0.0719 -0.48 0.35
IV.SERM.HNZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:12.11 0.1 negative manual P 8 0.1286 0.12 0.07
IV.T0822.EHZ. 2012-05-20T11:54:09.87 0.1 negative manual P 133 0.0719 -0.05 0.06
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.ZCCA.HHE. ML:2.5 0.0005715 0.54 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:54:45.60
IV.ZCCA.HHN. ML:2.3 0.0003635 0.94 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:54:57.91
IV.BRIS.HHE. ML:2.2 0.0002155 0.46 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:54:39.41
IV.BRIS.HHN. ML:2.1 0.0001755 0.34 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:54:40.87
IV.ERBM.EHE. ML:2.2 0.000197 1.2 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:54:54.65
IV.ERBM.EHN. ML:2.2 0.000227 0.92 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:54:53.93
GU.POPM.HHE. ML:2.4 0.0002455 0.34 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:54:51.37
GU.POPM.HHN. ML:2.5 0.000317 0.86 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:54:54.22
IV.BDI.HNE. ML:2.6 0.000408 0.88 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:54:53.87
IV.BDI.HNN. ML:2.6 0.000339 0.52 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:54:53.13
IV.BDI.HHE. ML:2.6 0.00038 0.56 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:54:53.86
IV.BDI.HHN. ML:2.6 0.000335 0.66 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:54:53.11
MN.VLC.HHE. ML:2.2 0.0001465 0.72 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:54:53.49
MN.VLC.HHN. ML:2.1 0.000119 0.86 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:54:58.78
IV.SFI.EHE. ML:2.4 0.000174 0.5 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:54:54.48
IV.SFI.EHN. ML:2.5 0.0002315 1.16 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:54:54.08
IV.CRMI.HHE. ML:2.4 0.00018 1.04 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:54:48.66
IV.CRMI.HHN. ML:2.3 0.0001495 0.36 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:54:48.77
GU.MAIM.HHE. ML:2.5 0.0002235 0.5 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:54:58.28
GU.MAIM.HHN. ML:2.5 0.0002175 0.9 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:54:57.33
IV.CSNT.HHE. ML:2.3 9.055E-5 0.5 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:54:57.46
IV.CSNT.HHN. ML:2.3 0.0001043 0.8 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:55:00.87
IV.PARC.HHE. ML:2.2 7.485E-5 0.62 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:55:03.11
IV.PARC.HHN. ML:2.2 7.9E-5 0.52 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:55:02.16
IV.MSSA.HHE. ML:2.5 0.000158 1.48 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:55:01.21
IV.MSSA.HHN. ML:2.6 0.0001755 1.02 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:55:05.56
IV.CAFI.HHE. ML:2.2 5.545E-5 0.62 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:55:03.34
IV.CAFI.HHN. ML:2.2 5.47E-5 0.94 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:55:08.29
IV.PIEI.HHE. ML:2.3 7.215E-5 1.04 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:55:11.15
IV.PIEI.HHN. ML:2.3 6.925E-5 0.46 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:55:13.91
IV.ATBU.EHE. ML:2.8 0.0002245 0.94 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:55:18.59
IV.ATBU.EHN. ML:2.7 0.000165 0.64 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:55:18.08
GU.PCP.HHE. ML:2.3 4.625E-5 1.58 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:55:26.30
GU.PCP.HHN. ML:2.5 7.81E-5 0.54 AML other m 2012-05-20T11:55:16.02
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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