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EMSC Quake Catcher Network

Last update: 2 September 2014 at 13:44 UTC


Quake-Catcher Network (QCN) is a new type of seismic network based on low-cost accelerometers installed next or in to computers linked to the internet (Cochran, Lawrence, Christensen and Chung 2009). Any computer is a potential seismic station and could record earthquakes. 

  • The Euro-Med deployment

The EMSC has deployed a QCN server for the Euro-Med region to initiate, promote and coordinate QCN deployments in the region and ensure the interface with the USGS and Stanford University. Our strategy is to perform dense deployments in urban-seismically active areas. There are currently 2 such deployments taking place in Greece, in collaboration, respectively with Patras University and Thessaloniki University.

If you are willing to coordinate a new deployment, please contact us

 

                 

Deployments in the vicinity of Patras and Thessaloniki

 

Since January 2014, QCN stations were triggered by 6 events in Greece.

 

Recorded events by the Euro-Med QCN deployment

 

Date Latitude Longitude Magnitude distance to epicenter (km) PGA records preview        records (sac)
2014-08-22 04:27:55.0 39.92 23.46 5.0

86

87

87

87

89

0.03

231

232

235

240

244

sac files

sac files

sac files

sac files

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2014-06-08 15:10:51.1 38.33 22.04 4.4

27

27

23

27

30

0.059

0.082

0.057

0.048

0.045

027172

027109

027121

027013

027032

sac files

sac files

sac files

sac files

sac files

2014-04-18 05:07:36.5 38.41 21.85 4.4 15 0.061 022084 sac files
2014-02-07 01:21:53.5 
38.31
21.72
4.7
6 0.19 015620 sac files
2014-02-04 22:49:01.9 
38.33
21.96
4.4 20 0.087 015475-4 sac files
2014-02-03 03:08:45.1
38.26
20.32
6.0

125

128

0.077

0.057

015277-2

015088

sac files

sac files

2014-01-30 23:48:16.3 
38.35
21.91
4.1 13 0.038 014982 sac files
2014-01-29 09:14:24.5 
38.3
22.04
4.2

22

22

24

26

27

0.039

0.066

0.115

0.071

0.038

014728-2

014692

014708

014615

014674

sac files

sac files

sac files

sac files

sac files