Detection capability of the Italian network for teleseismic events

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R. Di Maro
A. Marchetti


The future GSE experiment is based on a global seismic monitoring system, that should be designed for monitoring compliance with a nuclear test ban treaty. Every country participating in the test will transmit data to the International Data Center. Because of the high quality of data required, we decided to conduct this study in order to determine the set of stations to be used in the experiment. The Italian telemetered seismological network can detect all events of at least magnitude 2.5 whose epicenters are inside the network itself. For external events the situation is different: the capabilíty of detection is conditioned not only by the noise condition of the station, but also by the relative position of epicenter and station. The ING bulletin (January 1991-June 1992) was the data set for the present work. Comparing these data with the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) bulletin, we established which stations are most reliable in detecting teleseismic events and, moreover, how distance and back-azimuth can influence event detection. Furthermore, we investigated the reliability of the automatic acquisition system in relation to teleseismic event detection.

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Di Maro, R. and Marchetti, A. (1994) “Detection capability of the Italian network for teleseismic events”, Annals of Geophysics, 37(3). doi: 10.4401/ag-4216.