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Title Earthquake seismology 2016/2017 : British Geological Survey report OR/17/033
Ref no OR/17/033
Author British Geological Survey.
Year of publication 2017
Abstract 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 near-immediate responses 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 28th 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. Four presentations were made at international conferences. Five BGS reports were prepared along with three external reports. We have continued to collaborate widely with academic partners across the UK and overseas on a number of research initiatives.
Publisher British Geological Survey
Place of publication Edinburgh
Series Open Reports
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