Microearthquake networks and earthquake prediction

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
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A microearthquake network is a group of highly sensitive seismographic stations designed primarily to record local earthquakes of magnitudes less than 3. Depending on the application, a microearthquake network will consist of several stations or as many as a few hundred . They are usually classified as either permanent or temporary. In a permanent network, the seismic signal from each is telemetered to a central recording site to cut down on the operating costs and to allow more efficient and up-to-date processing of the data. However, telemetering can restrict the location sites because of the line-of-site requirement for radio transmission or the need for telephone lines. Temporary networks are designed to be extremely portable and completely self-contained so that they can be very quickly deployed. They are most valuable for recording aftershocks of a major earthquake or for studies in remote areas.  

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Microearthquake networks and earthquake prediction
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 11
Issue 6
Year Published 1979
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 4 p.
First page 192
Last page 195
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