Earthquake with magnitude of ML 4.0 on date 29-05-2012 and time 09:07:20 (Italy) in region 3 km W Cavezzo (MO)

A magnitude ML 4.0 earthquake occured in region: 3 km W Cavezzo (MO), on

  • 29-05-2012 07:07:20 (UTC)
  • 29-05-2012 09:07:20 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 44.85, 10.99 at 4 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
Cavezzo MO 3 7026 7026
San Possidonio MO 5 3619 10645
Medolla MO 7 6308 16953
San Prospero MO 7 5860 22813
Concordia sulla Secchia MO 8 8641 31454
Mirandola MO 8 23875 55329
Novi di Modena MO 9 10247 65576
Carpi MO 11 70699 136275
Moglia MN 11 5600 141875
Rolo RE 12 4105 145980
San Felice sul Panaro MO 12 10900 156880
Soliera MO 13 15461 172341
Bastiglia MO 13 4193 176534
Camposanto MO 13 3201 179735
Bomporto MO 14 10157 189892
San Giacomo delle Segnate MN 15 1639 191531
Fabbrico RE 15 6693 198224
Rio Saliceto RE 15 6213 204437
San Giovanni del Dosso MN 15 1248 205685
Ravarino MO 16 6233 211918
Reggiolo RE 17 9178 221096
Schivenoglia MN 18 1203 222299
Poggio Rusco MN 18 6625 228924
Gonzaga MN 18 9150 238074
Campagnola Emilia RE 18 5650 243724
Quistello MN 18 5595 249319
Correggio RE 18 25897 275216
Crevalcore BO 19 13465 288681
Nonantola MO 19 15839 304520
Pegognaga MN 20 7160 311680
Villa Poma MN 20 2023 313703

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
11 Km NE of Carpi (70699 inhabitants)
23 Km N of Modena (184973 inhabitants)
33 Km E of Reggio nell'Emilia (171345 inhabitants)
48 Km NW of Bologna (386663 inhabitants)
50 Km W of Ferrara (133155 inhabitants)
52 Km E of Parma (192836 inhabitants)
66 Km S of Verona (258765 inhabitants)
68 Km W of Rovigo (51867 inhabitants)
79 Km NW of Imola (69797 inhabitants)
82 Km E of Cremona (71901 inhabitants)
89 Km SW of Vicenza (112953 inhabitants)
94 Km SW of Padova (210401 inhabitants)
94 Km NW of Faenza (58541 inhabitants)
98 Km SE of Brescia (196480 inhabitants)
Recent and historical Seismicity

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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

These three maps show the results of the analysis using the software ShakeMap designed to provide the level of ground shaking experienced in a region using the data recorded by seismometers and strong motion instruments and seismological information regarding the attenuation of the wavefield with distance and the site characteristics. The Shakemaps are determined for research purposes to provide fast estimates of the level of ground shaking produced by the earthquake. The maps are calculated automatically and adjourned progressively as more data become available. See http://shakemap.rm.ingv.it/ for additional information.

The red star indicates the epicenter. The red triangles show the stations of the INGV Italian National Seismic Network and the blue triangles those of the Nationa Accelerometric Network of the Dipartimento della Protezione Civile.

Intensity Shakemap

Intensity Shakemap

This map shows the distribution of the istrumentally derived intensities. To this purpose, it is used a conversion relation between ground acceleration and velocity, and the Mercalli Modificata (MMI - Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale. In general, the Mercalli intensity scale relies on the effects that the ground shaking produces as reported by an observer.
Peak ground acceleration Shakemap

Peak ground acceleration Shakemap

This map shows This map shows the distribution of peak ground acceleration expressed as per cent of the acceleration of gravity (i.e., g = 9.81 m/s²).
Peak velocity Shakemap

Peak velocity Shakemap

This map shows the distribution of peak ground velocities expressed in cm/s.
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 4.0 2012-05-29
07:07:21
44.85 10.99 10 2014-10-21
12:19:34
Sala Sismica INGV-Roma 1432891
Rev 1000 ML 4.0 2012-05-29
07:07:20
44.85 10.99 4 2014-09-19
08:14:18
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV integrato con i dati della Rete Sismica di emergenza 5896841
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2012-05-29 07:07:20 ± 0.03
Latitude 44.85 ± 0.00
Longitude 10.99 ± 0.00
Depth (km) 4 ± 0 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> REMO-INGV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 5896841

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 291
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 183
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 300
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 200
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 49
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 45
Number of defining phases 45
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.3441
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.05486
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.96317
Number of stations at which the event was observed 27
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 27
Magnitudes information

ML:4

Field Value
Value 4
Uncertainty 0.4
Num. used stations 2
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 5896841
Agency INGV
Autore Manually reviewed by Franco Mele
Time of creation (UTC) 2014-09-18 12:47:29

ML:4

Field Value
Value 4
Uncertainty 0.4
Num. used stations 0
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 1432891
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Sismica INGV-Roma
Time of creation (UTC) 2012-05-29 07:20:39
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.MAGA.HHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:54.13 0.6 positive manual S 345 0.9632 -0.71 4.88
IV.SALO.HHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:52.34 0.3 positive manual S 337 0.8391 -0.01 0.43
IV.ROVR.HHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:50.14 0.6 positive manual S 4 0.8022 -0.12 0.91
GU.POPM.HHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:41.18 1.0 positive manual P 191 0.858 2.93 14.36
IV.SEI.SHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:39.83 0.3 positive manual P 161 0.8346 2.03 0.85
IV.BDI.HHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:38.99 1.0 positive manual P 200 0.8328 1.15 2.74
IV.MAGA.HHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:38.83 0.6 positive manual P 345 0.9632 -0.62 3.58
IV.SALO.HHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:37.94 0.6 positive manual P 337 0.8391 0.03 0.62
IV.ROVR.HHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:36.70 0.3 positive manual P 4 0.8022 -0.02 0.35
IV.T0817.EHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:35.65 0.3 positive manual S 66 0.3615 -1.33 0.43
IV.TEOL.HHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:34.49 0.3 positive manual P 43 0.7069 -0.64 0.27
IV.T0823.EHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:33.63 0.1 negative manual S 128 0.259 0.06 0.06
IV.MODE.HNZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:32.11 0.3 negative manual S 188 0.2185 -0.29 0.87
IV.T0805.HNZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:32.73 0.3 positive manual S 73 0.2473 0.29 0.28
IV.T0815.EHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:32.57 0.3 negative manual P 87 0.5189 0.31 0.15
IV.T0816.EHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:31.21 0.6 negative manual P 106 0.4506 0.89 0.26
IV.T0821.EHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:30.24 0.3 negative manual P 81 0.3948 1.05 0.14
IV.T0822.EHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:30.79 0.6 negative manual S 93 0.2527 -1.81 0.99
IV.NOVE.EHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:30.85 0.3 negative manual S 256 0.2005 -0.38 0.53
IV.T0817.EHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:29.75 0.1 positive manual P 66 0.3615 0.68 0.05
IV.T0811.EHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:29.82 0.6 positive manual S 110 0.179 -0.03 0.37
IV.T0800.HHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:29.71 0.1 negative manual S 89 0.1835 -0.33 0.11
IV.RAVA.EHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:28.65 0.3 negative manual S 135 0.1286 0.14 0.17
IV.T0802.HNZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:28.58 0.6 positive manual S 78 0.1394 0.1 0.61
IV.T0813.EHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:28.74 0.3 negative manual S 78 0.152 -0.16 0.35
IV.T0823.EHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:27.22 0.1 negative manual P 128 0.259 -0.05 0.05
IV.T0818.EHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:27.41 0.3 negative manual S 18 0.0926 0.18 0.39
IV.T0824.EHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:27.51 0.3 negative manual S 207 0.098 -0.02 0.32
IV.T0814.EHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:26.07 0.1 negative manual S 196 0.0549 0.36 0.06
IV.T0822.EHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:26.40 0.1 negative manual P 93 0.2527 -0.39 0.05
IV.T0812.EHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:26.02 0.6 negative manual P 51 0.1736 0.7 0.26
IV.MODE.HNZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:26.45 0.1 negative manual P 188 0.2185 -0.22 0.09
IV.T0803.HNZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:26.24 0.6 negative manual P 107 0.2689 -0.81 0.26
IV.T0805.HNZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:26.25 0.3 positive manual P 73 0.2473 -0.33 0.15
IV.T0800.HHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:25.14 0.1 negative manual P 89 0.1835 -0.28 0.05
IV.T0819.EHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:25.16 0.3 positive manual S 302 0.0773 -0.53 0.21
IV.NOVE.EHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:25.35 0.3 negative manual P 256 0.2005 -0.55 0.18
IV.T0811.EHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:25.16 0.3 positive manual P 110 0.179 -0.11 0.14
IV.RAVA.EHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:24.51 0.1 negative manual P 135 0.1286 -0.08 0.05
IV.T0802.HNZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:24.71 1.0 positive manual P 78 0.1394 1.21 0.5
IV.T0813.EHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:24.83 0.6 negative manual P 78 0.152 -0.02 0.27
IV.T0824.EHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:23.91 0.1 negative manual P 207 0.098 -0.18 0.06
IV.T0814.EHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:23.09 0.1 negative manual P 196 0.0549 0.01 0.05
IV.T0819.EHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:23.54 0.3 positive manual P 302 0.0773 0.36 0.13
IV.T0818.EHZ. 2012-05-29T07:07:23.80 0.1 negative manual P 18 0.0926 -0.08 0.06
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.ROVR.HHE. ML:3.5 0.00411 0.18 AML other m 2012-05-29T07:07:50.65
IV.ROVR.HHN. ML:3.8 0.006795 0.18 AML other m 2012-05-29T07:07:51.01
IV.MAGA.HHN. ML:4.3 0.01755 1.36 AML other m 2012-05-29T07:07:55.53
IV.MAGA.HHE. ML:4.4 0.0232 0.32 AML other m 2012-05-29T07:07:56.02
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://terremoti.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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