The XN Seismic Network, 2015–2020

 
Cite as:
Andermann, C.; Sens-Schönfelder, C.; Turowski, J. (2015): Landscape Response to the Mw7.9 Gorkha Earthquake. GFZ Data Services. Other/Seismic Network. doi:10.14470/KA7560056170.
Network code:
XN
Type:
Temporary
Time Range:
2015–2020
Terms of use:
Restricted
Archived at:
GFZ
Institution(s):
Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ
Creator(s):
Andermann, C.; Sens-Schönfelder, C.; Turowski, J.
Description*:
HART-Gorkha earthquake, GFZ, Germany
Abstract:
Strong earthquakes cause transient perturbations of the near Earth’s surface system. These include the widespread landsliding and subsequent mass movement and the loading of rivers with sediments. In addition, rock mass is shattered during the event, forming cracks that affect rock strength and hydrological conductivity. Often overlooked in the immediate aftermath of an earthquake, these perturbations can represent a major part of the overall disaster with an impact that can last for years before restoring to background conditions. Thus, the relaxation phase is part of the seismically induced change by an earthquake and needs to be monitored in order to understand the full impact of earthquakes on the Earth system. Early June 2015, shortly after the April 2015 Mw7.9 Gorkha earthquake, we installed an array of 12 seismometers and geophones and 6 weather stations in the upper Bhotekoshi catchment, covering an area of ~50 km2. The seismic network was optimized for the monitoring of Earth surface processes (landsliding, mass wasting river processes, debris flows) and for the monitoring of properties of the shallow subsurface by coda analysis. To achieve the latter aim and to probe different scales and depths, seismometers were installed with inter-station distances from about 80m to 9km. In particular, in each of two locations close to the Bhotekoshi river, three seismometers were installed in small arrays with inter-station distances of about 100m. The seismic array is part of a wider data acquisition strategy including hydrometric measurements and high resolution optical (RapidEye) and radar imagery (TanDEM TerraSAR-X).

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Seismic metadata:
fdsnws-station
Sponsor:
Geophysical Instrument Pool Potsdam (GIPP); GFZ HART-Nepal project
Network KML file:
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Creator(s):
Andermann, C.; Sens-Schönfelder, C.; Turowski, J.
Title:
Landscape Response to the Mw7.9 Gorkha Earthquake
Publisher:
GFZ Data Services
Resource Type:
Other/Seismic Network
Network DOI:
doi:10.14470/KA7560056170
Related Reference(s):
(None provided)
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Station List for Network Code XN

Code
Station description
Begin
End
Loc
Channels
Flags
NEP01
Station Kanglang, Nepal
2015-06-07
2015-07-22
--
HHZ
2015-07-22
2016-10-26
--
HHZ
2016-11-17
2020-12-31
--
HHE HHN HHZ
NEP02
Station Kahule Khola, Nepal
2015-06-09
2015-07-23
--
HHZ
2015-07-23
2017-02-09
--
HHZ
2017-02-16
2020-12-31
10
HHZ
NEP03
Station Chakam, Nepal
2015-06-06
2015-07-22
--
HHZ
2015-07-22
2020-12-31
--
HHZ
NEP04
Station Tyantali, Nepal
2015-06-04
2015-07-12
--
HHZ
2015-07-13
2020-12-31
--
HHZ
NEP05
Station Tyantali, Nepal
2015-06-04
2015-07-23
--
HHZ
2015-07-23
2020-12-31
--
HHZ
NEP06
Station Chaku, Nepal
2015-06-05
2015-07-22
--
HHE HHN HHZ
2015-07-22
2020-12-31
--
HHE HHN HHZ
NEP07
Station Chaku, Nepal
2015-06-05
2015-07-22
--
HHE HHN HHZ
2015-07-22
2020-12-31
--
HHE HHN HHZ
NEP08
Station Hindi, Nepal
2015-06-05
2015-07-23
--
HHE HHN HHZ
2015-07-23
2020-12-31
--
HHE HHN HHZ
NEP09
Station Chaku_Khola, Nepal
2015-06-05
2015-07-23
--
HHE HHN HHZ
2015-07-23
2020-12-31
--
HHE HHN HHZ
NEP10
Station Chaku, Nepal
2015-06-05
2015-07-22
--
HHE HHN HHZ
2015-07-22
2020-12-31
--
HHE HHN HHZ
NEP11
Station Barhabise, Nepal
2015-06-08
2015-07-12
--
HHE HHN HHZ
NEP12
Station Balephi, Nepal
2015-05-30
2016-01-01
--
HHE HHN HHZ
NEP13
Station Listi, Nepal
2015-06-07
2015-07-22
--
HHE HHN HHZ
2015-07-22
2020-12-31
--
HHE HHN HHZ
NEP14
Station Sunkoshi, Nepal
2015-05-30
2020-12-31
--
HHE HHN HHZ
NEP15
Station Bhote Khoshi, Nepal
2015-05-30
2015-07-23
--
HHE HHN HHZ
NEP16
Station Tyantali, Nepal
2015-06-04
2020-12-31
--
HHZ
NEP17
Station Barhabise, Nepal
2016-11-18
2020-12-31
--
HHZ
NEP18
Station Borderland, Nepal
2016-12-15
2020-12-31
--
HHZ
NEP19
Station Khukundol, Nepal
2016-11-15
2020-12-31
--
HHZ
NEP20
Station Lakchebuk, Nepal
2018-01-14
2020-12-31
--
HHE HHN HHZ
NEP21
Station Narayanthan, Nepal
2018-01-14
2020-12-31
--
HHE HHN HHZ
NEP22
Station Salangkotti, Nepal
2018-01-13
2020-12-31
--
HHE HHN HHZ

Database last updated at 2019 Oct 20 11:58:06