EGU21-13, updated on 03 Mar 2021
EGU General Assembly 2021
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Magnetospheric-Ionospheric-Lithospheric coupling model. Observations  during the August 5, 2018 Bayan Earthquake

Mirko Piersanti1, Massimo Materassi2, Roberto Battiston3, Vincenzo Carbone4, Antonio Cicone5, Giulia D'Angelo6, Piero Diego6, and Pietro Ubertini6
Mirko Piersanti et al.
  • 1INFN, Physics Department, University of Rome "Tor Vergata" , Rome, Italy (
  • 2Institute of Complex Systems, ISC-CNR, 50019 Florence, Italy
  • 3Department of Physics, University of Trento, 38123 Trento, Italy
  • 4Physics Department, Universitá della Calabria, 87036 Cosenza, Italy
  • 5University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy.
  • 6I.N.A.F.–I.A.P.S., Via del Fosso del Cavaliere, 00133 Rome, Italy

The short-term prediction of earthquakes is an essential issue connected with human life protection and related social and economics matter. Recent papers have provided some evidence of the link between the lithosphere, lower atmosphere, and ionosphere, even though with marginal statistical evidence. The basic coupling hypothesized being via atmospheric gravity wave (AGW)/acoustic wave (AW) channel. In this work we analyse the scenario of the low latitude earthquake (Mw=6.9) occurred in Indonesia on August 5, 2018, through a multi-instrumental approach, using ground and satellites high quality data. As a result, we derive a new analytical lithospheric-atmospheric-ionospheric-magnetospheric coupling model with the aim to provide quantitative indicators to interpret the observations around 6 hours before and at the moment of the earthquake occurrence.

How to cite: Piersanti, M., Materassi, M., Battiston, R., Carbone, V., Cicone, A., D'Angelo, G., Diego, P., and Ubertini, P.: Magnetospheric-Ionospheric-Lithospheric coupling model. Observations  during the August 5, 2018 Bayan Earthquake, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-13,, 2020.

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