International Federation of Digital Seismograph Networks

XK (2012-2014): Seismic Arrays for African Rift Initation

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FDSN code XK (2012-2014) Operated by Missouri University of Science & Technology(Former UM-Rolla)(Missouri S&T USA)
Network name Seismic Arrays for African Rift Initation (SAFARI) Deployment region United States
Start date Jan. 1, 2012 End date Dec. 31, 2014
Short description

The passive seismic experiment is part of a NSF Continental Dynamics project trying to understand the early stage of rifting. Approximately fifty PASSCAL broadband stations will be deployed along 3 rift-orthogonal profiles at an interval of about 50 km at locations outside the rifted valleys, and 20-30 km inside the valleys. Each profile consists of 15-17 stations and is about 550 km long.The portable stations will record for a two-year period with a sampling rate of 100 samples per second.Environment:Low MountainAdditional comments:Approximately 15 stations will be in Botswana, 15 in Zambia, 10 in Congo, 5 in Malawi, and 5 in Tanzania. Given the large area covered by the stations and the logistic complexity, two field teams will be formed: one for Botswana+Congo, and one for Zambia+Malawi+Tanzania

Citation Information

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Steve Gao, Kelly Liu, Mohamed Abdelsalam, John Hogan (2012): Passive seismic study of early rifting in Botswana, Zambia, and Malawi. International Federation of Digital Seismograph Networks. Other/Seismic Network. 10.7914/SN/XK_2012

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