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National Institute for Earth Physics - Romanian Strong Motion Network (NIEP-RSMNet)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
National Institute for Earth Physics
Location
12, Calugareni, Magurele, PO: 061126, Ilfov (Romania)
Structure
Type Of RI
Distributed
Coordinating Country
Romania
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 1994
Scientific Description
The National Institute for Earth Physics (NIEP) operates a strong motion network designed to monitor earthquakes with Ml > 3.5 Richter on Romanian territory. The network of strong motion accelerographs in Romania was installed in the framework of an international cooperative research programme (42 accelerometers in cooperation with the Geophysical Institute of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) and national projects for the high potential of a large earthquake.Currently NIEP has a network of 130 digital accelerometers installed in free field; 25 in Bucharest and the rest evenly distributed across the country. This network consists of digital accelerometers equipped with acceleration sensors (EpiSensor) +/- 2 g). To achieve the ShakeMap and assess the damage caused by earthquakes, 92 of these accelerometers transmit data in real time to NIEP for automatic data processing and analysis.

RI Keywords
Shakemap, Strong motion, Accelerometers, Real time
Classifications
RI Category
In situ Earth Observatories
Scientific Domain
Earth and Environmental Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Environment
Services
ShakeMap

Earthquake Intensity distribution, PGA, PGV, SA.

Equipment
Digitizing - Altus, based, Makalu and Q300 - Episenzor EST
Collaborations
Networks
EPOS
Date of last update: 20/03/2017
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