Moment tensor solutions for the Amatrice 2016 seismic sequence

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Silvia Pondrelli
Simone Salimbeni
Paolo Perfetti


On August 24, 2016 a ML 6.0 earthquake struck central Italy region, nearly completely destroying some small ancient towns as Amatrice, Accumoli, Arquata and Pescara del Tronto. In the following days thousands of aftershocks have been recorded by the INGV National Seismometric Network, 16 of them with a magnitude greater than 4.0. A Quick RCMT solution has been rapidly computed for all of them and made available on the web. Within a  few weeks a definitive RCMT solution is ready for all of them, plus one. For major events (and not only) of the Amatrice seismic sequence, several rapid moment tensor solutions have been produced by various groups, using different methods and dataset. Comparing QRCMTs with other similar products, it is evident a great similarity of focal mechanisms while on the contrary, the Mw have a clear variability.

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Pondrelli, S., Salimbeni, S. and Perfetti, P. (2016) “Moment tensor solutions for the Amatrice 2016 seismic sequence”, Annals of Geophysics, 59. doi: 10.4401/ag-7240.

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