Earthquake with magnitude of Md 3.0 on date 11-03-2024 and time 18:08:15 (UTC) in region Vesuvio

A magnitude Md 3.0 earthquake occured in region: Vesuvio, on

  • 11-03-2024 18:08:15 (UTC)
  • 11-03-2024 19:08:15 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 40.8470, 14.4000 at 3 km depth.

The earthquake was located by: Sala Operativa INGV-OV (Napoli).

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
Massa di Somma NA 2 5444 5444
Pollena Trocchia NA 2 13562 19006
San Sebastiano al Vesuvio NA 2 9196 28202
Sant'Anastasia NA 2 27671 55873
Cercola NA 4 18267 74140
Somma Vesuviana NA 4 35233 109373
Portici NA 5 55274 164647
San Giorgio a Cremano NA 6 45557 210204
Volla NA 6 23755 233959
Ercolano NA 6 53709 287668
Ottaviano NA 7 23860 311528
Pomigliano d'Arco NA 7 39922 351450
Torre del Greco NA 7 86275 437725
Castello di Cisterna NA 8 7869 445594
Brusciano NA 9 16466 462060
Casalnuovo di Napoli NA 9 49855 511915
Trecase NA 9 9097 521012
San Giuseppe Vesuviano NA 9 30657 551669
Boscotrecase NA 9 10363 562032
Terzigno NA 9 18968 581000
Mariglianella NA 10 7787 588787
Marigliano NA 10 30157 618944
Boscoreale NA 10 28072 647016
Torre Annunziata NA 11 42789 689805
Scisciano NA 11 5994 695799
San Vitaliano NA 11 6461 702260
San Gennaro Vesuviano NA 11 11966 714226
Casoria NA 11 77642 791868
Afragola NA 11 65057 856925
Acerra NA 11 59573 916498
Saviano NA 12 15982 932480
Casavatore NA 12 18661 951141
Napoli NA 13 974074 1925215
Poggiomarino NA 13 21976 1947191
Arzano NA 13 34886 1982077
Palma Campania NA 14 15978 1998055
Pompei NA 14 25358 2023413
Nola NA 14 34431 2057844
Cardito NA 14 22755 2080599
San Paolo Bel Sito NA 15 3513 2084112
Caivano NA 15 37879 2121991
Cimitile NA 15 7280 2129271
Frattamaggiore NA 15 30329 2159600
Scafati SA 15 50787 2210387
Crispano NA 15 12354 2222741
Carbonara di Nola NA 15 2429 2225170
Liveri NA 16 1607 2226777
Striano NA 16 8397 2235174
Grumo Nevano NA 16 18061 2253235
Casandrino NA 16 14336 2267571
Casamarciano NA 16 3289 2270860
Camposano NA 16 5333 2276193
Domicella AV 16 1862 2278055
Frattaminore NA 16 16208 2294263
Marzano di Nola AV 17 1727 2295990
Melito di Napoli NA 17 37826 2333816
Sant'Antimo NA 17 33905 2367721
Santa Maria la Carità NA 17 11722 2379443
Orta di Atella CE 17 27191 2406634
Comiziano NA 17 1814 2408448
Sant'Arpino CE 18 14307 2422755
Mugnano di Napoli NA 18 34828 2457583
San Marzano sul Sarno SA 18 10442 2468025
Cicciano NA 18 12906 2480931
San Valentino Torio SA 18 10947 2491878
Succivo CE 18 8457 2500335
Visciano NA 18 4454 2504789
Castellammare di Stabia NA 18 66466 2571255
Angri SA 18 34002 2605257
Pago del Vallo di Lauro AV 18 1830 2607087
Sant'Antonio Abate NA 19 19743 2626830
Marano di Napoli NA 19 59874 2686704
Tufino NA 19 3776 2690480
Sarno SA 19 31529 2722009
Calvizzano NA 19 12329 2734338
Giugliano in Campania NA 19 122974 2857312
Villaricca NA 19 31122 2888434
Cesa CE 19 8841 2897275
Roccarainola NA 20 7082 2904357
San Felice a Cancello CE 20 17568 2921925
Lettere NA 20 6188 2928113

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
5 Km NE of Portici (55274 inhabitants)
6 Km NE of Ercolano (53709 inhabitants)
7 Km NE of Torre del Greco (86275 inhabitants)
11 Km SE of Afragola (65057 inhabitants)
11 Km SE of Casoria (77642 inhabitants)
11 Km S of Acerra (59573 inhabitants)
13 Km E of Napoli (974074 inhabitants)
15 Km NW of Scafati (50787 inhabitants)
18 Km NW of Castellammare di Stabia (66466 inhabitants)
19 Km E of Marano di Napoli (59874 inhabitants)
19 Km SE of Giugliano in Campania (122974 inhabitants)
22 Km SE of Aversa (53047 inhabitants)
26 Km E of Pozzuoli (81661 inhabitants)
26 Km S of Caserta (76326 inhabitants)
31 Km NW of Cava de' Tirreni (53659 inhabitants)
34 Km W of Avellino (54857 inhabitants)
36 Km NW of Salerno (135261 inhabitants)
45 Km SW of Benevento (60091 inhabitants)
56 Km W of Battipaglia (50786 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

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 updated as more data become available. See http://shakemap.ingv.it for additional information. The black star indicates the epicenter. The triangles show the accelerometric and velocimetric stations used in the calculation, colored according to the recorded shaking.

Intensity Shakemap

Intensity Shakemap

This map shows the distribution of instrumental intensities. The intensity is derived through an empirical law that correlates the recorded values of actual ground shaking, e.g., acceleration and velocity, with the macroseismic intensity for Italian earthquakes, as reported in the Italian Macroseismic Database (DBMI15, https://doi.org/10.13127/cpti/cpti15.3).
Peak ground acceleration Shakemap

Peak ground acceleration Shakemap

This map shows the distribution of peak ground acceleration expressed as percent 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
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
Rev200
Md 3.0 2024-03-11
18:08:15
40.8467 14.3997 3 2024-03-11
18:48:52
Sala Operativa INGV-OV (Napoli) 125831471
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2024-03-11 18:08:15
Latitude 40.8467
Longitude 14.3997
Depth (km) 3 ± 1 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 200 -> SURVEY-INGV-OV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 125831471

Uncertainty

Field Value
Preferred uncertainty description horizontal uncertainty
Semi-major axis of confidence ellipse (meter)
Semi-minor axis of confidence ellipse (meter)
Azimuth of major axis of confidence ellipse. Measured clockwise from South-North direction at epicenter (gradi)
Circular confidence region, given by single value of horizontal uncertainty (meter) 1800.0
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 299
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 1
Number of defining phases 1
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.03
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree)
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree)
Number of stations at which the event was observed 0
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 0
Magnitude information

Md:3.0

Field Value
Value 3.0
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude Md
Reference to an origin 125831471
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV-OV (Napoli)
Time of creation (UTC) 2024-03-11 18:48:52
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, /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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