Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Authors: Govoni, A.* 
Passarelli, L.* 
Braun, T.* 
Maccaferri, F.* 
Moretti, M.* 
Lucente, F. P.* 
Rivalta, E.* 
Cesca, S.* 
Hainzl, S.* 
Woith, H.* 
De Gori, P.* 
Dahm, T.* 
Chiarabba, C.* 
Margheriti, L.* 
Title: Investigating the Origin of Seismic Swarms
Journal: EOS Transaction 
Series/Report no.: 41/94(2013)
Issue Date: 8-Oct-2013
DOI: 10.1002/2013EO41
Keywords: Pollino
Seismic Swarms
Seismic Hazard
Rapid Response Networks
Subject Classification04. Solid Earth::04.06. Seismology::04.06.06. Surveys, measurements, and monitoring 
Abstract: According to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Earthquake Hazards Program, a seismic swarm is “a localized surge of earth- quakes, with no one shock being conspicuously larger than all other shocks of the swarm. They might occur in a variety of geologic environments and are not known to be indicative of any change in the long- term seismic risk of the region in which they occur” ( Seismicitydescription_earthquakes.html). The definition reveals how little is actually known about seismic swarms. For example, could certain seismic settings be more prone to swarms? Could a fault zone prone to large energetic earthquakes release part of its stress through seismic swarms? Do swarms keep hazards in balance, or could their onset increase hazards? To gain insight into the nature of seismic swarms in nonvolcanic areas and to better understand their influence on seismic hazards, the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) and the German Research Centre for Geoscience (GFZ) began a combined research project within the framework of the Network of European Research Infrastructures for Earthquake Risk Assessment and Mitigation (NERA; see http:// The project focused on monitoring swarm activity occurring in the Pollino range in Southern Apennines, Italy.
Appears in Collections:Article published / in press

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat Existing users please Login
2013_EOS_Govoni_EtAl.pdfMain article11.07 MBAdobe PDF
Show full item record

Page view(s) 10

Last Week
Last month
checked on Aug 3, 2021


checked on Aug 3, 2021

Google ScholarTM