page is the result of a compilation of all centroid moment tensors
computed for the Italian region for the entire period of availability
of digital seismographic data, e.g. 1977 to present. In addition, the
RCMTs computed for the NE Italy, Friuli, 1976 seismic sequence are
included (Pondrelli et al., 2001). In the map, red
solutions are from the Global
CMT Catalog, blue solutions
are from the European-Mediterranean
RCMT Catalog, green solutions
are from previous
papers and yellow solutions
are from Pondrelli et al., 2006.
We merge the existing global CMTs and European-Mediterranean RCMTs data for the Italian region with those computed to extend backward the Euro-Mediterranean RCMT catalog (Pondrelli et al., 2006). We obtain a wide dataset covering the 1976-to-present period, nearly 40 years of seismic activity. All together we have more than 650 centroid moment tensors, for shallow and intermediate depth earthquakes, with magnitude between 4.0 to 6.9.
Some of these moment tensor solutions are already included in the Global CMT Catalog. But surface waves at regional distance (inverted to compute RCMTs) have a better signal-to-noise ratio than long period body or mantle waves at global distance (inverted to compute CMTs), and the RCMT method appears more appropriate for modelling smaller magnitude seismic sources. Therefore, when both solutions exist for an earthquake, we choose the RCMT when Mw < 5.5, and the CMT solution otherwise.
THE ONLINE DATA UPDATED TO 2015
(read the description of the formats):
ItalianCMT_dataset.dek: all the dataset 1976-2015 in the dek format
ItalianCMT_dataset.psvelomeca: all the dataset 1976-2015 in the focal planes GMT format
ItalianCMT_dataset.psmeca: all the dataset 1976-2015 in the moment tensor GMT format
ItalianCMT_dataset.csv: all the dataset 1976-2015 in the csv format
Please reference these data as:
Pondrelli, S., S. Salimbeni, G. Ekström, A. Morelli, P. Gasperini and G. Vannucci, 2006, The Italian CMT dataset from 1977 to the present, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2006.07.008,159/3-4, pp. 286-303.
Pondrelli, S., G. Ekström, and A. Morelli, 2001, Seismotectonic re-evaluation of the 1976 Friuli, Italy, seismic sequence, J. Seismol., 5, 73-83.
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