New Case Study Released: Direct Burial Posthole Sites in Yukon Yield Excellent Results


A new broadband seismograph network for passive seismic imaging of earth structures has been installed in the Yukon using a new Posthole installation method that is now yielding excellent results.  The University of Ottawa turned to Nanometrics for a turnkey real-time seismic network consisting of seven Libra II stations as part of a five-year study to better understand seismicity and crustal behaviour in the Mackenzie Mountains and River Basin region of the Yukon.  This area is known to be the most seismically active in Canada.  Pascal Audet, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa, will use the seismic data to determine earthquake patterns and map faults in Canada’s northwest. He explains that, “despite being one of the most seismically active regions in Canada, this area remains very poorly studied due to a lack of seismic station coverage. This new network bridges that gap and allows us to determine the location and magnitude of small earthquakes very accurately and estimate seismic hazard in this area.”

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Nov 5, 2013

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