Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Solid Earth, 13, 65–83, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-65-2022

Special issue: Tools, data and models for 3-D seismotectonics: Italy as a...

Solid Earth, 13, 65–83, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-13-65-2022

Method article 10 Jan 2022

Method article | 10 Jan 2022

A functional tool to explore the reliability of micro-earthquake focal mechanism solutions for seismotectonic purposes

Guido Maria Adinolfi et al.

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Development and testing of an advanced monitoring infrastructure (ISNet) for seismic early warning applications in the Campania region of southern Italy E. Weber, G. Iannaccone, A. Zollo, A. Bobbio, L. Cantore, M. Corciulo, V. Convertito, M. Di Crosta, L. Elia, A. Emolo, C. Martino, A. Romeo, and C. Satriano http://isnet-bulletin.fisica.unina.it/cgi-bin/isnet-events/isnet.cgi

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We propose a methodology useful to evaluate (1) the reliability of a focal mechanism solution inferred by the inversion of seismological data and (2) the performance of a seismic network, operated to monitor natural or induced seismicity, to assess focal mechanism solutions. As a test case, we studied the focal mechanism reliability by using synthetic data computed for ISNet, a local seismic network monitoring the Irpinia fault system (southern Italy).