Seismic Monitoring in Romania, An Overview of Romanian Network

C. Neagoe, L.M. Manea and C. Ionescu
National Institute for Earth Physics, Magurele-Ilfov, Romania
November 2012 Istanbul, Turkey
In February 1977, the Department of Seismology from the Romanian
Geophysical and Geological Institute (GGI) together with the Laboratory of Geodynamics
of the Romanian Academy formed the Centre of the Earth Physics (CEP). In 1994, after a
governmental decision, CEP was transformed in the National Institute for Earth Physics
(NIEP). NIEP is coordinated by the Romanian Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and
(1) Laboratory of Seismological Research
(2) Laboratory of Romanian Seismic Network for Seismic Survey
(3) National Data Centre (NDC)
(4) Laboratory of Structure and Dynamics of the Lithosphere
(5) Laboratory of Engineering Seismology
(6) Compartment for Magnetotelluric and Bioseismic Studies
(7) Financial Office
(8) Technical-administrative Service and Work Protection
(9) Compartment for technological transfer
(10) Marketing Compartment
(11) Compartment for Internal Audit and Financial Control
(12) Compartment of personnel, dissemination of information, public relation and massmedia
Research Tasks
seismic source and seismotectonics
seismic hazard assessment
site effects and microzonation
lithosphere structure and dynamics
earthquake prediction
assessment and mitigation of seismic risk
Seismic Survey of Romania
National Seismic Network
Operation and Maintenance
National Institute
Earth Physics
Romania's Technical
Participation to global
seismological monitoring
in support of
Comprehensive NuclearTest-Ban Treaty (CTBT)
Advanced Seismic Data Collection
Management System
robust real-time data acquisition techniques
reliable communications links
rapid processing and exchange of earthquake information
creating and handling of large data sets
compilation of bulletins and earthquake catalogues
Romanian Seismic Stations
Real Time Seismic Network
- 52 BB sensors
- 45 SP sensors
Strong Motion Stations
- 102 episensors
- Mark l4c
- Mark l22
- S13
- Ranger
- gs21
Romanian Seismic Stations
Seismic and Strong Motion Stations in Bucharest area
- 23 strong motion stations
- 9 real-time seismic stations, installed in the
same locations as
correspondent strong motion stations (CIOR, BSTR, BTMR, BVCR, INCR,
- Medium aperture array, consisting of 10 seismic stations
located in boreholes and distributed over a 5 km2 area: 9
elements equipped with short-period (SP) vertical sensors (GS21) and one station equipped with broad-band (BB) three
component sensor (KS 54000)
- New elements added: 3 broad-band (BB) sensor at BUR01,
BUR02 and BUR05 and one strong motion (episensor) at BUR01
- New locations: BUR32 and BUR33 equipped with broad-band
(BB) sensors.
Plostina Array
Plostina infrasound
Plostina Observatory
Consists of a seismic array with 6 elements distributed within
an 2.5 km aperture (PLOR1, PLOR2, PLOR3, PLOR4, PLOR5 and
PLOR6) and an 6 site infrasound array (IPL2, IPL3, IPL4, IPH4,
IPH5 and IPH6)
· In addition, sites 2, 3 and 4 are equipped with electrometers
and three-component fluxgate sensors
· The collected data are continuously recorded and real-time
transmitted to the Romanian National Data Centre, in
Data is transmitted trough: - dedicated lines
- gprs connections
- internet connections
Automatic processing
- P-wave picking
- event association
- event localization
- computation of magnitude
- sending e-mail / SMS alerts
Manual processing
- phase picking
- event association
- computation of magnitude
- creation of database
- sending reports/ bulletins
S eisC om P 3 provides
the follow ing features
da ta a c quisition
da ta qua lity c ontrol
da ta re c ording
re a l-tim e da ta e xc ha nge
ne tw ork sta tus m onitoring
re a l-tim e da ta proc e ssing
-issuing e ve nt a le rts
- w a ve form a rc hiving
- w a ve form da ta distribution
- a utom a tic e ve nt de te c tion a nd loc a tion
- inte ra c tive e ve nt de te c tion a nd loc a tion
- e ve nt pa ra m e te r a rc hiving
- e a sy a c c e ss to re le va nt inform a tion a bout
sta tions, w a ve form s a nd re c e nt e a rthqua ke s
Data Exchange
Real Time Romania Seismic Network in the
framework of Virtual European Broadband Seismic
Network (VEBSN)
Data from all real-time national seismic network
stations and from several European stations: VTS
(Bulgaria), MORC, VRAC (Czech Republic), APE
(Greece), PSZ, PKSM (Hungary), AQU (Italy), KIV
(Russia) and ANTO, MALT, ISP (Turkey) are send to
the Romania Data Center (RO NDC).
RO_NDC Products
The NDC has developed tools to make information available across the internet.
Acts like a hub between antelope database to mysql database.
Send notification (SMS and email) based on the parameter of an earthquake.
RO_NDC Products
Community Internet Intensity Map
RO_NDC Products
Intensity Shakemap
Ro-NDC Facilities
Facilities at Dobrogea Observatory Data Center
Facilities at National Data Center - Bucharest
Thank you for your attention

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