seismicity recording Articles

  • Passive Seismic

    Passive seismic exploration methodology, in particular the IPSS/IPDS (Infrasonic Passive Seismic Spectroscopy/ Infrasonic Passive Differential Spectroscopy ) and PST/MST (Passive Seismic Tomography/Micro Seismic Tomography) technique uses spectroscopic and time analysis of the seismic background noise acquired passively using high sensitivity VBB (Very Broad Band) 3D seismometers.  Passive ...

  • Seismic refraction and MASW case study

    Proposed Gatun Bridge, Colon, Panama The Autoridad del Canal de Panama (ACP) conducted a geotechnical investigation along the footprint of a proposed bridge crossing of the Panama Canal, north of the Gatun Lock. As part of the geotechnical study, GeoView, Spotlight Geophysics and ATI Panamericana were tasked to provide seismic P-wave and S-wave velocity structure of the subsurface. The ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • Seismic Sequence Monitoring in Cephalonia, Greece - Case Study

    Seismic Sequence Monitoring Project Area: Approximately 360km2 Seismic Network: 10 stations Recording Period: #11;43 days Two major earthquakes, ML=5.8/Mw=6.0 and ML=5.7/Mw=5.9 occurred in the island of Cephalonia (western Greece) on the 26 of January 2014 13:55 UTC (15:55 local time) and on the 3rd February 2014 03:08 UTC (05:08 local time), producing ...


    By SeismoTech Ltd

  • Evidence of a major environmental change recorded in a macrotidal bay (Marennes-Oléron Bay, France) by correlation between VHR seismic profiles and cores

    New, very high-resolution (25 cm) seismic profiles have revealed the internal architecture of the infilling of a macrotidal bay, the Marennes-Oléron Bay, France. Within this geometry, a major seismic unconformity has been correlated with core data. This correlation provides evidence that the seismic unconformity corresponds to a sharp grain-size decrease. Both seismic and core data indicate that ...


    By Springer

  • Passive Seismic Tomography Feasibility Study in Aguacate, Mexico - Case Study

    Passive Seismic Tomography Feasibility Study Project Area: Approximately 2km2 Seismic Network: 5 stations Recording period: 12 days Seismotech’s personnel installed five seismic stations at the Aguacate hydrocarbon production area in Mexico, aiming to record the seismicity and evaluate the potential microseismic activity on this specific area. ...


    By SeismoTech Ltd

  • Passive Seismic Tomography Project in Papua, Indonesia - Case Study

    Passive Seismic Tomography Project Project Area: approximately 1000km2#11; (4700km2 with the peripheral stations) Seismic Network: 80 stations Recording Period: 5 months The scope of this project was the successful completion of a full Passive Seismic Tomography survey in Asmat – Papua, Indonesia, for subsurface mapping purposes and detection ...


    By SeismoTech Ltd

  • Passive Seismic Tomography Project Phase II in Delvina, Albania - Case Study

    Passive Seismic Tomography Project Phase II Project Area: approximately 400km2 Seismic Network: 70 stations Recording Period: 11 months Number of Seismic Events located/used: 1200/1100 The scope of this project, which followed a successful Phase I Passive Seismic Tomography survey, was to provide accurate and reliable 3D P-wave velocity and ...


    By SeismoTech Ltd

  • Passive Seismic Tomography Project Phase I in Assam, India - Case Study

    Passive Seismic Tomography Project Phase I Project Area: approximately 2000km2#11; Seismic Network: 36 stations Recording Period: 3 months Number of Seismic Events located/used: 116/108 The scope of this project was to provide coarse, but reliable 3D P-wave velocity and Vp/Vs models, adequate for a reconnaissance stage mapping of the study ...


    By SeismoTech Ltd

  • Passive Seismic Tomography Project Phase II in Assam, India - Case Study

    Passive Seismic Tomography Project Phase II Project Area: approximately 2000km2 Seismic Network: 76 stations Recording Period: 9 months Number of Seismic Events located/used: 276/263 The scope of this project, which followed a successful Phase I Passive Seismic Tomography survey in the same area, was to provide accurate and reliable 3D P-wave ...


    By SeismoTech Ltd

  • Passive Seismic Tomography Project Phase I in Delvina, Albania Case Study

    Passive Seismic Tomography Project Phase I Project Area: approximately 900km2#11; Seismic Network: 50 stations Recording Period: 11 months Number of Seismic Events located/used: 2500/1860 The scope of this project was to provide coarse, but reliable 3D P-wave velocity and Vp/Vs models, adequate for a reconnaissance stage mapping of an area of ...


    By SeismoTech Ltd

  • Geotechnical Geophysics: Seismic refraction and refraction microtremor (ReMi) surveys

    ReMi Surveys are superior to MASW Surveys in the following ways: Ambient (ie, traffic and aircraft) “noise” is a hindrance to MASW surveys, yet is readily embraced / utilized by “passive” ReMi surveys Longer ReMi data records (ie, 30 seconds vs 8 seconds or less with MASW) capture lower frequency events We introduce high frequency impulsive energy that ...


    By ECA Geophysics

  • Response of frames seismically protected with passive systems in near–field areas

    The present paper analyses the behaviour of moment resisting frames in reinforced concrete subject to earthquakes recorded in near–field areas. In these areas, the signals show impulsive–type accelerograms, with velocity and displacement peaks higher than in far–field zones especially for the fault–normal component of the ground motion velocity in the direction of propagation of the wave, which ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Seismic study at the Pacific and Atlantic locks of the panama canal case study

    Panama Canal Zone Grupo Unidos Por el Canal (GUPC) was tasked with characterizing subsurface conditions within the Third Set of Locks Project for the Panama Canal. In support of their characterization efforts, GUPC requested that seismic geophysical data be acquired at four locations within the project area.  These locations include portions of the: Miraflores ...


    By GeoView, Inc.

  • The use of shallow high resolution seismic reflection data to determine drilling locations at the Apache powder superfund site.

    INTRODUCTION Groundwater contamination at the Apache Powder Superfund Site in Cochise County, Arizona includes dissolved nitrate-N and perchlorate. Past studies have determined that these contaminants migrate laterally from a perched zone underlying Apache Nitrogen Products, Inc. operating areas into the shallow aquifer of the San Pedro River alluvium (shallow aquifer). The base of both the ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • Fragility of underground pipeline under high levels of ground motion

    Damage estimation relationships have been proposed based on seismic ground motions and pipeline damage records from past earthquakes as a technique for understanding damage in future seismic hazards. This kind of relationship is formulated by correcting the standard damage relationship shown by the amount of damage from seismic ground motion with coefficients such as pipe materials and ground ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Fold geometry model of Coyote hills segment of Puente hills blind-thrust system applied to interpretation of long-term water level data

    Recent work by others along the Coyote Hills segment of the Puente Hills blind-thrust system has imaged the near-surface structural features generated by activity of that intrabasin fault. Published shallow seismic profiles near the south flank of the Coyote Hills indicate the blindthrust system is expressed by south-facing folding of Quaternary terrestrial sediments underlying the hills. ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • Estimating ground motion levels in earthquake damage investigations: a framework for forensic engineering seismology

    Earthquake–resistant design matches performance targets of structures and facilities with defined levels of ground shaking. Structural failure in an earthquake may result from higher ground motions or from poor design and construction. In legal disputes in such circumstances experts are required to infer the ground–motion levels at the site, if there are no ground–motion ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bridge Height Limits Transport of Cl02 Storage Tanks

    Located in Northern Ontario on the Trans Canada Highway is a bridge that enables pedestrians and vehicles to cross the Spanish River. The bridge itself holds no place in the annals of Canadian history. It is in fact, quite unremarkable as a typical bridge found in the area. However, the Spanish River Bridge represented a major problem for an engineering project rquired by a local Bleach Pulp ...


    By Fabricated Plastics Limited

  • Interview with Ronald Ebelhar, 2015 Chairman of the ASTM Board

    Ron Ebelhar has provided leadership in civil engineering projects and ASTM technical committee work since the 1970s. This year, he brings his experience to his elected position as chairman of the ASTM board of directors. You have worked on dozens of engineering projects since getting your degrees in civil engineering. What are some of the most interesting and challenging jobs you ...


    By ASTM International

  • Case Study: Granite Rock

    The world is changing. Consider the environment: In just a couple of decades, our knowledge of the world around us and how we affect it has caused significant shifts in the way we act. The best example of this lies with our corporate culture, as companies have to consider their impact on the world as well as their overall profitability. Industries that rely on the earth are in a precarious ...


    By Willowstick Technologies LLC

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