Earthquake with magnitude of Md 2.4 on date 18-02-1985 and time 14:55:20 (Italy) in region 5 km NE San Nicolò di Comelico (BL)

A magnitude Md 2.4 earthquake occured in region: 5 km NE San Nicolò di Comelico (BL), on

  • 18-02-1985 13:55:20 (UTC)
  • 18-02-1985 14:55:20 (UTC +01:00) Italian time

and geographic coordinates (lat, lon) 46.6200, 12.5720 at 9 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
San Nicolò di Comelico BL 5 406 406
Comelico Superiore BL 5 2238 2644
San Pietro di Cadore BL 6 1624 4268
Danta di Cadore BL 7 463 4731
Santo Stefano di Cadore BL 7 2609 7340
Sappada BL 10 1317 8657
Auronzo di Cadore BL 12 3350 12007
Vigo di Cadore BL 15 1440 13447
Forni Avoltri UD 16 588 14035
Lorenzago di Cadore BL 18 549 14584
Lozzo di Cadore BL 18 1383 15967
Sesto BZ 19 1893 17860
Sauris UD 20 416 18276

Municipalities with at least 50000 inhabitants

An earthquake occurred to
74 Km N of Pordenone (51229 inhabitants)
80 Km NW of Udine (99169 inhabitants)
94 Km E of Bolzano (106441 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
Md 2.4
M 2.4
1985-02-18
13:55:20
46.62 12.572 9 2013-07-15
08:40:51
Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV 1899
Preferred location and magnitude until now.
Origin information

Origin

Field Value
Time (UTC) 1985-02-18 13:55:20 ± 0.695
Latitude 46.6200 ± 0.0400
Longitude 12.5720 ± 0.0385
Depth (km) 9 ± 2 (from location)
Evaluation mode of Origin manual
Evaluation status of Origin reviewed
Version 1000 -> BULLETIN-VAX
Event type earthquake
Origin ID 1899

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) 5327.6
Confidence level of the uncertainty (%) 68

Quality

Field Value
Largest azimuthal gap in station distribution as seen from epicenter (degree) 287
Number of associated phases, regardless of their use for origin computation 18
Number of defining phases 18
RMS of the travel time residuals of the arrivals used for the origin computation (sec) 0.5
Epicentral distance of station closest to the epicenter (degree) 0.00130
Epicentral distance of station farthest from the epicenter (degree) 0.00769
Number of stations at which the event was observed 9
Number of stations from which data was used for origin computation 9
Magnitudes information

Md:2.4

Field Value
Value 2.4
Uncertainty
Num. used stations 2
Type of magnitude Md
Reference to an origin 1899
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2013-01-04 17:06:55

M:2.4

Field Value
Value 2.4
Uncertainty
Num. used stations
Type of magnitude M
Reference to an origin 1899
Agency INGV
Autore Bollettino Sismico Italiano INGV
Time of creation (UTC) 2015-04-28 09:50:03
Picking and Arrival
SCNL Time Uncertainty Polarity Evaluation_mode Phase Azimuth Distance Takeoff_angle Residual Weight
--.DRE.Z. 1985-02-18T13:55:49.90 10.0 undecidable manual SG 120 0.0077 -0.3 0.5
--.COL.Z. 1985-02-18T13:55:48.00 10.0 undecidable manual SG 131 0.0066 1.78 0
--.RBL.Z. 1985-02-18T13:55:46.00 10.0 undecidable manual SG 104 0.0063 0.79 0.3
--.BAD.Z. 1985-02-18T13:55:42.00 10.0 undecidable manual SG 129 0.0053 0.21 0.6
--.RCL.Z. 1985-02-18T13:55:38.80 10.0 undecidable manual SG 173 0.0041 1.43 0.1
--.DRE.Z. 1985-02-18T13:55:37.20 10.0 undecidable manual PG 120 0.0077 -0.39 1.1
--.BOO.Z. 1985-02-18T13:55:37.20 10.0 undecidable manual SG 129 0.0042 -0.43 0.6
--.RBL.Z. 1985-02-18T13:55:36.00 10.0 undecidable manual PG 104 0.0063 1.29 0.2
--.MPR.Z. 1985-02-18T13:55:36.70 10.0 undecidable manual SG 142 0.0042 -1.04 0.2
--.COL.Z. 1985-02-18T13:55:35.40 10.0 undecidable manual PG 131 0.0066 0.11 1.5
--.ZOU.Z. 1985-02-18T13:55:31.50 10.0 undecidable manual SG 102 0.0025 -0.09 1.1
--.BAD.Z. 1985-02-18T13:55:31.90 10.0 undecidable manual PG 129 0.0053 -0.83 0.8
--.BOO.Z. 1985-02-18T13:55:30.00 10.0 undecidable manual PG 129 0.0042 -0.33 1.6
--.RCL.Z. 1985-02-18T13:55:30.20 10.0 undecidable manual PG 173 0.0041 0.02 1.8
--.MPR.Z. 1985-02-18T13:55:29.80 10.0 undecidable manual PG 142 0.0042 -0.59 1.2
--.ZOU.Z. 1985-02-18T13:55:26.50 10.0 positive manual PG 102 0.0025 -0.34 3.1
--.FO1.Z. 1985-02-18T13:55:26.00 10.0 undecidable manual SG 100 0.0013 -0.73 0.6
--.FO1.Z. 1985-02-18T13:55:24.50 10.0 negative manual PG 100 0.0013 0.46 2.8
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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