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Exploring the characteristics of seismo-electromagnetic signals (SES) in both passive and active experiments

Ivana Ventola1, Gerardo Romano1, Marianna Balasco2, Michele de Girolamo1, Salvatore de Lorenzo1, Marilena Filippucci1, Roselena Morga1, Domenico Patella1, Vincenzo Serlenga2, Tony Alfredo Stabile2, Andrea Tallarico1, Simona Tripaldi1, and Agata Siniscalchi1
Ivana Ventola et al.
  • 1Università degli studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Scienze geologiche e geofisiche, Scienze della Terra e Geoambientali, Italy (
  • 2CNR IMAA – Istituto di Metodologie per l’Analisi Ambientale, Potenza, Italy

Seismo-electromagnetic signals are electromagnetic signals generated by the propagation of a seismic wave in a porous media containing fluids (Gao & Hu, 2010).These signals can potentially provide useful information on the poro-elastic media and the hosted fluids (Garambois & Dietrich, 2002).Thus, there has been a growing interest in the study of SES in recent years, due to their potential.

Researchers are focusing both on modelling and analysis of both passive and active experiments to investigate the characteristics of these signals (e.g. Honkura et al., 2000; Matsushima et al., 2002; Warden et al., 2013; Gao et al., 2016; Balasco et al., 2014; Dzieran et al., 2019).Passive experiments involve the observation and analysis of naturally occurring SES triggered by earthquakes, while active experiments involve the controlled generation of these signals using seismic source.

The aim of our work is to present the results deriving from the analysis of SES recorded with both approaches. As for the passive one, the data set consists of the time series recorded by two magnetotelluric stations in continuous monitoring, co-located with two seismic stations, in seismically active areas of Southern Italy (the Gargano promontory and the Agri valley).

As for the active one, the data set derives by an active seismic experiment carried out in the caldera of the Phlegrean Fields, the Italian super-volcano.

How to cite: Ventola, I., Romano, G., Balasco, M., de Girolamo, M., de Lorenzo, S., Filippucci, M., Morga, R., Patella, D., Serlenga, V., Stabile, T. A., Tallarico, A., Tripaldi, S., and Siniscalchi, A.: Exploring the characteristics of seismo-electromagnetic signals (SES) in both passive and active experiments, EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24–28 Apr 2023, EGU23-16074,, 2023.