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University of Silesia in Katowice

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Institute of Earth Sciences

Project AlpArray PACASE

18.02.2020 - 10:33 update 15.03.2021 - 12:28
Editors: lukaszmalarzewski

Seven seismometer stations of the University of Silesia in Katowice

Employees of the Institute of Earth Sciences of the University of Silesia joined the international AlpArray-PACSE project in order to carry out a passive seismic experiment during 2019-2022. The experiment aims to collect high-quality seismic data. The project purpose is to identify geological structures in the deep interior of the Earth under the area covering the Alps and the Carpathians, and to explain the geodynamics of this region of Europe in more details. For the needs of the project, the University of Silesia has installed 7 seismometer stations in southern Poland (see graphics). A total of 210 measuring stations work. The employees of our Institute are part of a group whose goal will be to create a seismic-tectonic model of the Alpine-Pan-Carpathian region and to analyze local seismicity and the distribution of the modern stress field as well.

map of southern poland with some point marked
Arrangement of seismometer stations operated by the University of Silesia in Katowice as part of the PACASE project
map of southern Europe with points marked
Arrangement of all measuring stations within the PACASE project
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