Automated control procedures and first results from the temporary seismic monitoring of the 2012 Emilia sequence

Simone Marzorati, Simona Carannante, Marco Cattaneo, Ezio D'Alema, Massimo Frapiccini, Chiara Ladina, Giancarlo Monachesi, Daniele Spallarossa


After moderate to strong earthquakes in Italy or in the surrounding areas, the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV; National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology) activates a temporary seismic network infrastructure. This is devoted to integration with the Italian National Seismic Network (RSN) [Delladio 2011] in the epicentral area, thus improving the localization of the aftershocks distribution after a mainshock. This infrastructure is composed of a stand-alone, locally recording part (Re.Mo.) [Moretti et al. 2010] and a real-time telemetered part (Re.Mo.Tel.) [Abruzzese et al. 2011a, 2011b] that can stream data to the acquisition centers in Rome and Grottaminarda. After the May 20, 2012, Ml 5.9 earthquake in the Emilia region (northern Italy), the temporary network was deployed in the epicentral area; in particular, 10 telemetered and 12 stand-alone stations were installed [Moretti et al. 2012, this volume]. Using the dedicated connection between the acquisition center in Rome and the Ancona acquisition sub-center [Cattaneo et al. 2011], the signals of the real-time telemetered stations were acquired also in this sub-center. These were used for preliminary quality control, by adopting the standard procedures in use here (see next paragraph, and Monachesi et al. [2011]). The main purpose of the present study is a first report on this quality check, which should be taken into account for the correct use of these data. […]


Data quality control; Emilia sequence 2012; Automatic earthquake location; 3D tomographic model.

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