Earthquake with magnitude of ML 3.2 on date 17-12-2006 and time 17:38:58 (Italy) in region Costa Calabra sud occidentale (Catanzaro, Vibo Valentia, Reggio di Calabria)

A magnitude ML 3.2 earthquake occured in region: Costa Calabra sud occidentale (Catanzaro, Vibo Valentia, Reggio di Calabria), on

  • 17-12-2006 16:38:58 (UTC)
  • 17-12-2006 17:38:58 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 38.5860, 15.7360 at 104 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV.

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
Ricadi VV 12 4900 4900
Joppolo VV 14 1926 6826
Spilinga VV 16 1464 8290
Tropea VV 18 6441 14731
Nicotera VV 18 6290 21021
Drapia VV 18 2085 23106
Zaccanopoli VV 19 752 23858
San Ferdinando RC 19 4490 28348
Parghelia VV 20 1300 29648
Limbadi VV 20 3695 33343

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
46 Km NE of Messina (238439 inhabitants)
54 Km N of Reggio di Calabria (183035 inhabitants)
67 Km SW of Lamezia Terme (70714 inhabitants)
83 Km W of Catanzaro (90612 inhabitants)
91 Km SW of Cosenza (67546 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.
Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2019

Earthquakes since 1000 AD until 2019

This map shows the epicenters of the historical earthquakes catalogue CPT15 (Catalogo Parametrico dei Terremoti Italiani, 2015 version 3.0, https://doi.org/10.13127/cpti/cpti15.3) since 1000 AD until 2019. The size of the square indicates the different classes of magnitude. For earthquakes with magnitude ≥ 6.0, it is also shown the year of occurrence and the magnitude value. The black and white star is 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
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Bulletin
Rev1000
ML 3.2 2006-12-17
16:38:58
38.586 15.736 104 2014-10-21
12:27:13
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 606109
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2006-12-17 16:38:58 ± 0.29
Latitude 38.5860 ± 0.0153
Longitude 15.7360 ± 0.0230
Depth (km) 104 ± 3 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-SISPICK
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 606109

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description uncertainty ellipse
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 2258
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter) 1273
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi) 230
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 2624.9
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 96
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 35
Number of defining phases 35
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.81
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.11871
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 2.42727
Number of stations at which the event was observed 25
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 25
Magnitude information

ML:3.2

Field Value
Value 3.2
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude ML
Reference to an origin 606109
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2013-01-05 11:34:19
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
IV.HAVL.BHN. 2006-12-17T16:39:48.50 0.1 undecidable manual Sg 197 1.6961 -0.791 25
IV.HVZN.BHN. 2006-12-17T16:39:47.87 0.1 undecidable manual Sg 210 1.6206 0.228 33
.SSY.BHE. 2006-12-17T16:39:44.57 0.3 undecidable manual Sg 200 1.5199 -0.895 20
.AGST.SHE. 2006-12-17T16:39:41.23 0.3 undecidable manual Sg 197 1.3877 -1.43 16
IV.AMUR.HHE. 2006-12-17T16:39:35.61 0.1 undecidable manual Pg 16 2.4138 -1.545 21
IV.NOCI.HHN. 2006-12-17T16:39:35.43 0.1 undecidable manual Pg 24 2.4273 -1.901 16
MN.TIP.HHN. 2006-12-17T16:39:34.77 0.6 undecidable manual Sg 53 0.9920 0.004 21
.SERS.HHE. 2006-12-17T16:39:32.66 0.3 undecidable manual Sg 58 0.8678 0.155 32
IV.CARO.HHN. 2006-12-17T16:39:29.13 0.3 undecidable manual Sg 29 0.7662 -1.65 18
IV.HMDC.BHE. 2006-12-17T16:39:28.75 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 205 1.7914 -0.275 43
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2006-12-17T16:39:28.03 0.1 undecidable manual Sg 104 0.5666 0.264 44
IV.HVZN.BHN. 2006-12-17T16:39:27.21 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 210 1.6206 0.354 48
IV.HAVL.BHN. 2006-12-17T16:39:27.24 0.1 undecidable manual Pg 197 1.6961 -0.57 56
IV.SIRI.HHN. 2006-12-17T16:39:26.79 0.1 undecidable manual Pg 4 1.5981 0.209 65
.PZI.SHZ. 2006-12-17T16:39:26.94 0.1 undecidable manual Pg 202 1.6494 -0.28 62
.SSY.BHE. 2006-12-17T16:39:24.98 0.1 negative manual Pg 200 1.5199 -0.619 61
.MSRU.BHE. 2006-12-17T16:39:24.58 0.3 undecidable manual Sg 209 0.3678 -0.878 28
.AGST.SHE. 2006-12-17T16:39:23.32 0.1 undecidable manual Pg 197 1.3877 -0.66 64
IV.JOPP.HHE. 2006-12-17T16:39:22.94 0.1 undecidable manual Sg 80 0.1187 -0.881 40
IV.GALF.HHE. 2006-12-17T16:39:21.91 0.6 undecidable manual Pg 227 1.2689 -0.644 34
.MNO.SHZ. 2006-12-17T16:39:21.26 0.1 undecidable manual Pg 232 1.0468 1.249 55
MN.TIP.HHN. 2006-12-17T16:39:19.77 0.1 positive manual Pg 53 0.9920 0.348 79
.SERS.HHE. 2006-12-17T16:39:18.65 0.1 positive manual Pg 58 0.8678 0.531 77
.SLNA.SHZ. 2006-12-17T16:39:17.27 0.6 undecidable manual Pg 268 0.7060 0.711 38
IV.ILLI.BHN. 2006-12-17T16:39:16.25 0.3 undecidable manual Pg 257 0.6313 0.34 65
IV.CARO.HHN. 2006-12-17T16:39:16.55 0.1 undecidable manual Pg 29 0.7662 -0.569 80
.MPAZ.BHZ. 2006-12-17T16:39:16.85 0.1 negative manual Pg 161 0.6673 0.634 79
.MTTG.SHZ. 2006-12-17T16:39:16.43 0.1 negative manual Pg 183 0.5828 0.915 72
IV.IVPL.BHZ. 2006-12-17T16:39:15.92 0.1 positive manual Pg 251 0.6268 0.048 92
.SOI.EHE. 2006-12-17T16:39:15.95 0.1 negative manual Pg 154 0.5702 0.538 84
IV.PLAC.HHZ. 2006-12-17T16:39:15.81 0.1 negative manual Pg 104 0.5666 0.427 86
.MSI.SHZ. 2006-12-17T16:39:14.28 0.1 undecidable manual Pg 201 0.4065 0.011 97
.SCLL.SHZ. 2006-12-17T16:39:13.80 0.1 negative manual Pg 183 0.3301 -0.046 97
.MSRU.BHE. 2006-12-17T16:39:13.95 0.1 negative manual Pg 209 0.3678 -0.098 95
IV.JOPP.HHE. 2006-12-17T16:39:12.98 0.1 negative manual Pg 80 0.1187 -0.123 100
Station Magnitude and Amplitude
SCNL mag Generic_amplitude Period Type Category Unit Time_window_reference
IV.JOPP.HHN. ML:3.0 0.000885 0.26 AML other m 2006-12-17T16:39:12.98
IV.JOPP.HHE. ML:3.0 0.000825 0.22 AML other m 2006-12-17T16:39:12.98
IV.IVPL.BHN. ML:3.4 0.001665 0.64 AML other m 2006-12-17T16:39:15.92
IV.IVPL.BHE. ML:3.4 0.00184 0.42 AML other m 2006-12-17T16:39:15.92
IV.ILLI.BHN. ML:3.7 0.004055 0.58 AML other m 2006-12-17T16:39:16.25
IV.ILLI.BHE. ML:3.7 0.0030499999999999998 0.28 AML other m 2006-12-17T16:39:16.25
MN.TIP.HHN. ML:2.6 0.00019 0.72 AML other m 2006-12-17T16:39:19.77
MN.TIP.HHE. ML:2.6 0.00017999999999999998 0.64 AML other m 2006-12-17T16:39:19.77
IV.HVZN.BHN. ML:3.2 0.000505 0.46 AML other m 2006-12-17T16:39:27.21
IV.HVZN.BHE. ML:3.2 0.00044500000000000003 0.96 AML other m 2006-12-17T16:39:27.21
IV.HAVL.BHN. ML:3.4 0.00078 0.4 AML other m 2006-12-17T16:39:27.24
IV.HAVL.BHE. ML:3.4 0.000665 0.4 AML other m 2006-12-17T16:39:27.24
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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