Long term continuous radon monitoring in a seismically active area

Antonio Piersanti, Valentina Cannelli, Gianfranco Galli

Abstract


We present the results of a long term, continuous radon monitoring experiment started in April 2010 in a seismically active area, affected during the 2010-2013 data acquisition time window by an intense micro seismic activity and by several small seismic events. We employed both correlation and cross-correlation analyses in order to investigate possible relationship existing between the collected radon data, seismic events and meteorological parameters. Our results do not support the feasibility of a robust one-to-one association between the small magnitude earthquakes characterizing the local seismic activity and single radon measurement anomalies, but evidence significant correlation patterns between the spatio-temporal variations of seismic moment release and soil radon emanations, the latter being anyway dominantly modulated by meteorological parameters variations.

Keywords


Surveys, measurements, and monitoring; Instruments and techniques; Seismic risk; Statistical analysis

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.4401/ag-6735

Published by INGV, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - ISSN: 2037-416X