Earthquake seismology 2017/2018

Baptie, B., ed. 2018 Earthquake seismology 2017/2018. Edinburgh, UK, British Geological Survey, 42pp. (OR/18/029) (Unpublished)

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The British Geological Survey (BGS) operates a network of seismometers throughout the UK in order to acquire seismic data on a long-term basis. The aims of the Seismic Monitoring and Information Service are to develop and maintain a national database of seismic activity in the UK for use in seismic hazard assessment, and to provide a near-immediate response to the occurrence, or reported occurrence, of significant events. The project is supported by a group of organisations under the chairmanship of the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) with major financial input from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). In the 29th year of the project, we have continued to operate the national seismic monitoring network efficiently and effectively. Real-time data from all stations were transferred directly to Edinburgh for near real-time detection and location of seismic events as well as archival and storage of continuous data. Data latency was generally low, less than one minute most of the time, and there was a high level of completeness within our archive of continuous data. All significant events were reported rapidly to the Customer Group through seismic alerts sent by e-mail. The alerts were also published on the Internet ( Three papers have been published in peer-reviewed journals and three BGS reports were prepared. We have continued to collaborate widely with academic partners across the UK and overseas on a number of research initiatives.

Item Type: Publication - Report
Funders/Sponsors: British Geological Survey
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed, but not externally peer-reviewed.
Date made live: 06 Jun 2019 13:42 +0 (UTC)

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