Earthquake with magnitude of Md 1.8 on date 06-05-2022 and time 17:36:17 (UTC) in region Vesuvio

A magnitude Md 1.8 earthquake occured in region: Vesuvio, on

  • 06-05-2022 17:36:17 (UTC)
  • 06-05-2022 19:36:17 (UTC +02:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 40.8220, 14.4300 at 0 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
Ottaviano NA 5 23860 23860
Massa di Somma NA 5 5444 29304
San Sebastiano al Vesuvio NA 5 9196 38500
Somma Vesuviana NA 5 35233 73733
Sant'Anastasia NA 6 27671 101404
Trecase NA 6 9097 110501
Boscotrecase NA 6 10363 120864
Pollena Trocchia NA 6 13562 134426
Terzigno NA 6 18968 153394
Portici NA 6 55274 208668
Boscoreale NA 6 28072 236740
Torre del Greco NA 7 86275 323015
San Giuseppe Vesuviano NA 7 30657 353672
Torre Annunziata NA 7 42789 396461
Ercolano NA 7 53709 450170
Cercola NA 7 18267 468437
San Giorgio a Cremano NA 8 45557 513994
Volla NA 10 23755 537749
San Gennaro Vesuviano NA 10 11966 549715
Poggiomarino NA 10 21976 571691
Pompei NA 10 25358 597049
Pomigliano d'Arco NA 10 39922 636971
Castello di Cisterna NA 11 7869 644840
Brusciano NA 11 16466 661306
Scafati SA 12 50787 712093
Scisciano NA 12 5994 718087
Marigliano NA 12 30157 748244
Mariglianella NA 12 7787 756031
Palma Campania NA 12 15978 772009
Saviano NA 12 15982 787991
San Vitaliano NA 12 6461 794452
Casalnuovo di Napoli NA 12 49855 844307
Striano NA 13 8397 852704
Santa Maria la Carità NA 13 11722 864426
Carbonara di Nola NA 14 2429 866855
San Paolo Bel Sito NA 14 3513 870368
Nola NA 14 34431 904799
San Marzano sul Sarno SA 14 10442 915241
Angri SA 15 34002 949243
Liveri NA 15 1607 950850
Acerra NA 15 59573 1010423
Castellammare di Stabia NA 15 66466 1076889
Sant'Antonio Abate NA 15 19743 1096632
Domicella AV 15 1862 1098494
San Valentino Torio SA 15 10947 1109441
Casoria NA 15 77642 1187083
Afragola NA 15 65057 1252140
Napoli NA 15 974074 2226214
Cimitile NA 16 7280 2233494
Marzano di Nola AV 16 1727 2235221
Casavatore NA 16 18661 2253882
Sarno SA 16 31529 2285411
Lettere NA 16 6188 2291599
Casamarciano NA 16 3289 2294888
Casola di Napoli NA 16 3898 2298786
Gragnano NA 17 29136 2327922
Arzano NA 17 34886 2362808
Camposano NA 17 5333 2368141
Pago del Vallo di Lauro AV 17 1830 2369971
Sant'Egidio del Monte Albino SA 17 8909 2378880
Vico Equense NA 17 20969 2399849
Visciano NA 18 4454 2404303
Corbara SA 18 2545 2406848
Pimonte NA 18 5980 2412828
Comiziano NA 18 1814 2414642
Cardito NA 18 22755 2437397
Lauro AV 18 3509 2440906
Pagani SA 18 35834 2476740
Caivano NA 19 37879 2514619
Cicciano NA 19 12906 2527525
Frattamaggiore NA 19 30329 2557854
Taurano AV 19 1546 2559400
Tufino NA 19 3776 2563176
Quindici AV 19 1938 2565114
Crispano NA 19 12354 2577468
Grumo Nevano NA 19 18061 2595529
Casandrino NA 20 14336 2609865
Meta NA 20 8015 2617880
Nocera Inferiore SA 20 46043 2663923

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
6 Km E of Portici (55274 inhabitants)
7 Km NE of Torre del Greco (86275 inhabitants)
7 Km E of Ercolano (53709 inhabitants)
12 Km NW of Scafati (50787 inhabitants)
15 Km SE of Acerra (59573 inhabitants)
15 Km N of Castellammare di Stabia (66466 inhabitants)
15 Km SE of Casoria (77642 inhabitants)
15 Km SE of Afragola (65057 inhabitants)
15 Km E of Napoli (974074 inhabitants)
22 Km E of Marano di Napoli (59874 inhabitants)
23 Km SE of Giugliano in Campania (122974 inhabitants)
25 Km SE of Aversa (53047 inhabitants)
27 Km NW of Cava de' Tirreni (53659 inhabitants)
29 Km E of Pozzuoli (81661 inhabitants)
29 Km S of Caserta (76326 inhabitants)
32 Km NW of Salerno (135261 inhabitants)
33 Km W of Avellino (54857 inhabitants)
45 Km SW of Benevento (60091 inhabitants)
52 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
Felt maps
Locations history
Type Magnitude Date and Time (UTC) Latitude Longitude Depth (km) Published time (UTC) Author Location ID
Reviewed
Rev200
Md 1.8 2022-05-06
17:36:17
40.8218 14.4297 0 2022-05-06
17:46:03
Sala Operativa INGV-OV (Napoli) 104274171
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 2022-05-06 17:36:17
Latitude 40.8218
Longitude 14.4297
Depth (km) 0 ± 0 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 200 -> SURVEY-INGV-OV#SiSmi
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 104274171

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) 100.0
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 118
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:1.8

Field Value
Value 1.8
Uncertainty 0.3
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude Md
Reference to an origin 104274171
Agency INGV
Autore Sala Operativa INGV-OV (Napoli)
Time of creation (UTC) 2022-05-06 17:46:03
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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