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Authors: Battelli, P.*
Arcoraci, L.*
Berardi, M.*
Castellano, C.*
Marchetti, A.*
Mele, F.*
Nardi, A.*
Rossi, A.*
Title: Bollettino Sismico Italiano 2010
Title of journal: Quaderni di Geofisica
Series/Report no.: 115 / (2013)
Publisher: INGV
Issue Date: 27-Nov-2013
Keywords: earthquake
Abstract: This paper describes the status of the Italian National Seismic Network and the main feautures of the Italian seismicity in 2010. In that year the network counted 313 velocimeters and 107 accelerometers. More than 14500 earthquakes were located in Italy and surrounding areas and seas, with an average minimum magnitude of completeness MC = 1.6. Most of that seismicity appears in cluster (a spatio-temporal concentration of seismic events): in 2010 more than 70% of the located Italian earthquakes belongs to about 430 cluster. We selected all the cluster with at least 20 events of any magnitudes, and all the cluster with at least 10 events and at least one event of magnitude 2.5 or greater, and cluster with at least two events and one of magnitude 3.5 or greater, ending up with a list of 48 significant cluster. The Italian Seismic Bulletin contains also seismic events originated by anthropic activities (quarry explosions). Through the analysis of the last 7 years of data from the bulletin, we pinpointed 16 areas with extended extractive activities. Nevertheless the presence of quarries in Italy is so widespread that our list can be considered by no means complete. Extraction areas frequently coincide with regions affected by high seismicity rate. Records due to explosion quakes can show distinguishing characteristics (compressive first onset and a low frequency secondary phase). However, these markers are not present in all the artificial events, and are not sufficient to exclude the totality of the explosions from the bulletin. Nowadays the BSI incorporates, together with true tectonic earthquakes, a significant portion of low magnitude events due to explosions, evaluated about 5% in 2010.
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