European-Mediterranean Regional Centroid-Moment Tensors

These pages host various information on seismic source characteristics in the European and Mediterranean area. Our main product is a (routinely updated) catalog of seismic moment tensors for this region. You can also read a short description of the rationale of the project.

The seismic moment tensor is a complete description of the earthquake size and source geometry. The Centroid Moment Tensor (CMT) is a reliable method for calculating moment tensors, by which the Global Centroid Moment Tensor Project systematically studies global seismicity starting from the 80's. We use instead a modified algorithm (modelling intermediate-period surface waves) to compute Regional CMTs (RCMT) for moderate-magnitude events, not studied at global scale.





We use data of the following Seismographic Networks:

The European-Mediterranean RCMT Catalog is a project by
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV)

Researchers involved in the project: Silvia Pondrelli, Simone Salimbeni and Fabiana Loddo.
This project would not exist without
Göran Ekstrom, Meredith Nettles, Andrea Morelli, Enzo Boschi and Adam M. Dziewonski.
Material displayed in these pages is organized by Silvia Pondrelli, contact me for any question or comments.