Monitoring Earthquake Activity in Texas - TexNet Seismic Sensors Network

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TexNet, Texas Seismological Network


In an effort to better understand the causes of recent seismicity events, and to monitor earthquake activity in general, the 84th Texas Legislature included funding to create a statewide, seismic monitoring program, known as TexNet.

The goal of TexNet is to provide authenticated data needed to evaluate the location, frequency and likely causes of natural and induced earthquakes, the latter potentially associated with the development of hydrocarbons and associated disposal of wastewater.

TexNet will consist of at least 22 new permanent seismic monitoring stations across Texas, augmenting the 17 existing stations. In addition, 36 portable seismometers will be deployed to further examine seismic events, particularly in areas with denser population or critical infrastructure.

Which are the prerequisites for a seismic sensor and a site selection for a TexNet station deployment? What is the advantage of such sensors and different type of deployments for a state wide seismic network?



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  • North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery-Stonelake
  • 10010 Capital of TX Hwy
  • Austin, Texas
  • United States 78759
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  • Starts 31 May 2017 08:00 AM
  • Ends 14 June 2017 09:00 PM
  • All times are US/Central
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Alexandros Savvaidis, Ph.D.

Alexandros Savvaidis, Ph.D. of Bureau of Economic Geology,

Biography:

Alexandros Savvaidis is the Manager of Texas Seismological Network (TexNet) and Research Scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology, John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin

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Address:Bureau of Economic Geology, John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, University Station, Box X, Austin, United States, 78712-8924

Alexandros Savvaidis, Ph.D. of Bureau of Economic Geology,

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Address:Austin, United States





Agenda

6:00-6:55 Food, drink and networking

7:00-7:50  Presentation

7:50-8:00  Q & A

8:00 End

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