Archive for June 1st, 2012

June 1, 2012

Pianura padana emiliana, Italy 5.9ML 20/05/2012 02:03:52

On May 20, 2012 at 04:03 Italian time, a 5.9ML earthquake hit a broad area of the Emilia Po-Plain between the Modena, Ferrara, Rovigo and Mantova provinces. The epicenter located by INGV  Lat: 44.89 Long: 11.23 at a depth of 6.3km,Strada Provinciale Imperiale, 41034 Finale Emilia Modena.
Severe damage occurred mainly in the historical parts of the towns and in the industrial areas. 7 fatalities (4 direct, 3 indirect (heart attacks)), around 50 injured, 6000 homeless and €400-500 million direct losses.
Other Network estimates of the quake were;
GEOFON = 6.1Mw
EMSC = 6.1Mw
RAS = 6.1Ms, 5.9mb
GCMT = 6.1Mw
USGS = 6.0Mw, 5.8mb
LDEO = 6.4Mw 2012/05/20 02:03:52, 44.75 11.25, 33

Aftershock Map

(Data from INGV)
4 Foreshocks and 471 Aftershocks (Mag 5+ quakes are markedin order of occurrence i.e 1, 2, 3)
1. 5.9 at 02:03:52, Strada Provinciale Imperiale, 41034 Finale Emilia Modena
2. 5.1 at 02:07:31, Via Serragliolo, 287, 44012 Bondeno Ferrara
3. 5.1 at 13:18:02, Via Strozzi, 22/1, 44049 Vigarano Mainarda Ferrara

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Last earthquake on map – 2.1ML, 29/05/2012 6:15:34, Lat: 44.909 Long: 11.462, Pianura_padana_emiliana

72 hour Aftershock Timeline Graph ( magnitude versus time) for the Pianura padana emiliana, Italy 5.9ML, 20/05/2012 earthquake based on data from the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia
72 hour Pianura padana emiliana, Italy 5.9ML Aftershocks Graph