Title

The mexican national seismological service: an overview

Author

XYOLI PEREZ CAMPOS

Access level

Embargoed Access

Summary or description

The Servicio Sismológico Nacional (SSN, Mexican National Seismological Service) has a history of 107 yrs. In the last 13 yrs, the SSN has gone through a significant modernization process, involving the installation of new broadband stations with colocalized accelerometers, seismometers, and Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers. New collaborations with other Mexican regional networks helped increase the number of stations from which the SSN receives data. In this article, we present the current backbone broadband network configuration; data flow from the stations to the automatic and manual publication of the earthquake location and magnitude; and the seismic catalog, which includes more than 105,000 events since 1900. A clear example of the successful performance of this network is the recording of the 8 September 2017 Mw 8.2 earthquake, located in the Gulf of Tehuantepec. We present the signals of 52 of the 63 SSN broadband stations that recorded the event in real time. This earthquake represents the largest recorded in Mexico by a comprehensive national network. © Copyright 2018 Seismological Society of America.

Publisher

Seismological Society of America

Publish date

February 7, 2018

Publication type

Article

Publication version

Published Version

Format

pdf

Source

https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/ssa/srl/article/89/2A/318/527312

Language

English

Relation

Seismological Research Letters

0895-0695

Pérez-Campos, X.; V. H. Espíndola; J. Pérez; J. A. Estrada; C. C. Monroy; D. Bello; A. González-López; D. G. Ávila; M. G. C. R. Esparza; R. Maldonado, et al. 2018. "The Mexican National Seismological Service: An Overview." Seismological Research Letters, 89(2A), 318-323.

Source repository

Repositorio de Literatura del Servicio Sismológico Nacional

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