Archives for: October 2015

The NCSS now reports earthquake depth relative to the geoid (sea level)

October 7th, 2015
Starting 2015/10/07, the Northern California Seismic System (NCSS) is reporting earthquake depths relative to the earth geoid surface (which is approximately mean sea level) instead of the previously used surface of the velocity model used to locate the… more »

Geoid Depth FAQ

October 7th, 2015
What is Geoid depth? The depth of an earthquake location can be reported relative to the mathematical geoid surface within the earth, which is very close to sea level. In simplified terms, the geoid is an imaginary surface within the earth… more »

2015 wildfires take a toll on seismic monitoring

October 1st, 2015
November 1st, 2015 Figure 1: Map of stations in Northern and Central California, including NC (orange), BK (blue), CI (yellow), NP (white), and BG (pink). Not all stations of the California Integrated Seismic Network are shown. The… more »

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