Earthquake with magnitude of Md 3.5 on date 16-03-2022 and time 14:14:34 (UTC) in region Campi Flegrei

A magnitude Md 3.5 earthquake occured in region: Campi Flegrei, on

  • 16-03-2022 14:14:34 (UTC)
  • 16-03-2022 15:14:34 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 40.8270, 14.1400 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
Pozzuoli NA 5 81661 81661
Quarto NA 6 40930 122591
Bacoli NA 6 26560 149151
Monte di Procida NA 8 12886 162037
Marano di Napoli NA 9 59874 221911
Napoli NA 10 974074 1195985
Calvizzano NA 10 12329 1208314
Qualiano NA 11 25702 1234016
Mugnano di Napoli NA 11 34828 1268844
Villaricca NA 12 31122 1299966
Procida NA 12 10530 1310496
Giugliano in Campania NA 13 122974 1433470
Melito di Napoli NA 13 37826 1471296
Casavatore NA 14 18661 1489957
Arzano NA 14 34886 1524843
Sant'Antimo NA 14 33905 1558748
Parete CE 15 11442 1570190
Casandrino NA 15 14336 1584526
Casoria NA 16 77642 1662168
Grumo Nevano NA 16 18061 1680229
San Giorgio a Cremano NA 16 45557 1725786
Lusciano CE 17 15362 1741148
Trentola-Ducenta CE 17 19429 1760577
Cesa CE 17 8841 1769418
Frattamaggiore NA 17 30329 1799747
Aversa CE 17 53047 1852794
Sant'Arpino CE 18 14307 1867101
Ercolano NA 18 53709 1920810
Afragola NA 18 65057 1985867
San Marcellino CE 18 14155 2000022
Casapesenna CE 18 6987 2007009
Portici NA 18 55274 2062283
Frattaminore NA 18 16208 2078491
Succivo CE 18 8457 2086948
Volla NA 18 23755 2110703
Crispano NA 19 12354 2123057
Cardito NA 19 22755 2145812
Cercola NA 19 18267 2164079
Orta di Atella CE 19 27191 2191270
Gricignano di Aversa CE 19 11881 2203151
Frignano CE 19 9008 2212159
Ischia NA 19 19915 2232074
Carinaro CE 19 7181 2239255
San Cipriano d'Aversa CE 19 13653 2252908
Villa di Briano CE 19 7087 2259995
Teverola CE 20 14291 2274286
Torre del Greco NA 20 86275 2360561
San Sebastiano al Vesuvio NA 20 9196 2369757
Caivano NA 20 37879 2407636

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
5 Km SE of Pozzuoli (81661 inhabitants)
9 Km SW of Marano di Napoli (59874 inhabitants)
10 Km W of Napoli (974074 inhabitants)
13 Km SW of Giugliano in Campania (122974 inhabitants)
16 Km SW of Casoria (77642 inhabitants)
17 Km SW of Aversa (53047 inhabitants)
18 Km W of Ercolano (53709 inhabitants)
18 Km SW of Afragola (65057 inhabitants)
18 Km W of Portici (55274 inhabitants)
20 Km W of Torre del Greco (86275 inhabitants)
24 Km SW of Acerra (59573 inhabitants)
32 Km SW of Caserta (76326 inhabitants)
32 Km W of Castellammare di Stabia (66466 inhabitants)
34 Km W of Scafati (50787 inhabitants)
50 Km W of Cava de' Tirreni (53659 inhabitants)
55 Km W of Salerno (135261 inhabitants)
56 Km W of Avellino (54857 inhabitants)
64 Km SW of Benevento (60091 inhabitants)
75 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 3.5 2022-03-16
14:14:34
40.8272 14.1402 3 2022-03-16
15:06:53
Sala Operativa INGV-OV (Napoli) 102036331
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2022-03-16 14:14:34
Latitude 40.8272
Longitude 14.1402
Depth (km) 3 ± 0 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 200 -> SURVEY-INGV-OV
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 102036331

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) 200.0
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 101
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) 0.06
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:3.5

Field Value
Value 3.5
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude Md
Reference to an origin 102036331
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV-OV (Napoli)
Time of creation (UTC) 2022-03-16 15:06:53
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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