Shakemap Emilia-Romagna-Modena Earthquake May 29th 2012

June 18, 2012  
Filed under Seismology and Hazard

Figure 1 shows the shakemap computed by INGV using data of the Rete Accelerometrica Nazionale e Rete Accelerometrica Italia Settentrionale, for the peak ground acceleration (PGA) in %g.  This map was produced automatically using the data recorded by the seismic stations near the epicenter – (red...

Some notes about seismotectonics

June 18, 2012  
Filed under Seismology and Hazard

The May 20th event was generated along a seismogenic structure covered by the sediments of the Po plain; the focal mechanism is clearly reversal as shown in Figure 1. Detailed information about focal mechanism calculation can be found on the INGV website ( Figure...

Short update on the earthquake sequence

June 18, 2012  
Filed under Seismology and Hazard

The earthquake of the 29th of May (Ml 5.8) triggered a sequence of earthquakes in the same region.  The sequence is summarized in Table I and represented in Figure 1. To note the stability of the focal mechanisms during the sequence. Table I. List of main events of the earthquake sequence from the...

Report of the Emilia-Romagna-Modena earthquake the May 29th 2012

June 18, 2012  
Filed under General Information

General Information The 29th of May of 2012, an earthquake occurred in the North of Italy at 09:00:03 local time (07:00:03 UTC time) in the Region of Emilia-Romagna (Modena). According to the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV – the magnitude of the event...

Data Analysis of RAN network records – May 20th event

June 5, 2012  
Filed under Data analysis, Maps and Records

Data analysis of RAN network records are shown for the May 20th event. Particularly, 6 stations closer to the epicenter (MRN, MDN, NVL, ISD, CPP, ZPP) have been considered. To easily visualize them, the following map could be helpful. For each of the three components – South-North (SN, blue), Est-West...

Liquefaction Effects in San Carlo (Sant’Agostino, Ferrara)

June 5, 2012  
Filed under Field Team Blog, Geotechnics

The village of San Carlo (Municipality: Sant’Agostino; Province: Ferrara) was affected by significant liquefaction effects following the event of May 20th, 2012 (MW = 5.9). San Carlo is approximately 17 km far from the epicentre. In the following document, an overview of some of the mostly-affected...

Field Teams: S. Giacomo and Filippo Roncole Church damage 29-05-2012

June 4, 2012  
Filed under Field Team Blog, Structures

On 29th May, the Eucentre Field Team visited the following structure, already damaged by the 20th May event (more detailed information can be found here): Municipality: Mirandola Category: church Type of collapse: overturning of the facade Eucentre Field Team: Simone Peloso, Francesco Graziotti, Michele...

EPICentre intermediate damage report

June 2, 2012  
Filed under Data analysis, General Information, Structures

EPICentre has produced a report on the observed damage from the Emilia earthquake following a reconnaissance mission to the earthquake affected areas by 6 members of EPICentre and Professor David Alexander. This report presents an overview of the state of damage and earthquake effects after the first...

Civil Protection report on strong motion and geological observations

The Italian Civil Protection has published a first report entitled “The Emilia thrust earthquake of 20 May 2012 (Northern Italy): strong motion and geological observations”, in collaboration with the University of Chieti (GeoSis-Lab), the University of Trieste and the Regione Umbria. You can download...

Field Teams: Finale Emilia Viaduct 29-05-2012

June 1, 2012  
Filed under Field Team Blog, Structures

This post presents some photos and observations from the Eucentre field teams when they visited a damaged viaduct in Finale Emilia. Date:                                      29-05-2012 Category:                           Bridge Typology:...

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