Category: Earthquakes

On 23 June at 16:37 (14:37 UTC), an earthquake of magnitude Mw = 3.7 occurred a few kilometers from La Spezia, in the town of Santo Stefano di Magra. The earthquake has been strongly felt all along the northern Tuscan coast up to …

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On December 7th, our educational seismometer SEP registered the  magnitude Mw 6.9 earthquake occurred in Tajikistan at 7:50 UTC. Tajikistan lies in a geodynamic context where the Indian plate is moving northward with a velocity of about 37 mm/year.

On November the 30th, 21:42:44 local time, the northern coast of Tuscany was hit by a small earthquake of magnitude ML 2.1 followed, few minutes later, by a second earthquake of magnitude ML 1.5. The same pattern was repeated the following …

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Mw 7.5 earthquake in Afghanistan (2015, October the 26th) recorded by SEP seismometer and seismic phases.

This morning an earthquake of magnitude Mw 7.5 hit the NE part of Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan. The earthquake, which originated at about 200 km depth, occurred because of the compressional tectonic regime that characterizing this region. The Indian …

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Seismic record of the Mw 7.1 from Vanuatu Island (10/20/2015) obtained by the Slinky seismometer.

Back from Maker Faire we reinstalled our open source seismic station connected to the Slinky seismometer, but we never ever hoped that it could be able to spot an earthquake coming from the Vanuatu Islands. These islands are about 16,500 kilometers away from Italy …

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The Slinky seismometer

Coming back from three overwhelming days passed at Rome Maker Faire 2015, visited by more than 100,000 people, we would like to share our experience. This year we were representing INGV, acknowledged as official Partner. The low cost seismic station project we usually talk about in this blog was accompanied, at the booth 12 …

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Our SEP seismometer has recorded the strong earthquake (magnitude Mw=8.3) occurred at 10.54 p.m UTC September 16th along the Chile coast. Here is the plot of a two hour seismic signal starting from the earthquake origin time.

September the 13th, at 3.04 a.m. local time, an earthquake of magnitude ML=3.7 occurred few kilometers from Greve in Chianti (FI).  The Chianti area is  experiencing a seismic sequence since last december resulting in a total amount of more than 500 …

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The educational seismic station LA GILBERTA tonight recorded two new earthquakes in the Chianti region  southwest of Florence (latest updates are available at INGVTerremoti blog). This sequence is a follow-up of a previous swarm started in December 2014.

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A magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit this morning, 7:50 local time, the Northern Apennines between Prato and Bologna provinces, in proximity to Brasimone lake and Castiglione dei Pepoli village. Up to now, the quake is the main shock of an ongoing seismic sequence started …

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