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Monitoring local and regional seismicity

Grant number: 16/12589-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2016
Effective date (End): June 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences - Geophysics
Principal researcher:Marcelo Sousa de Assumpção
Grantee:Higor Diego de Souza Diniz Oliveira
Home Institution: Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/24215-6 - Pantanal-Chaco-Paraná basins (PCPB): crust and upper mantle seismic structure and evolution, AP.TEM


Taking advantage of the dense distribution of stations installed in the project and the real time data availability the local seismicity will be monitored. The student will be responsible for manually inspecting the records, identify the coherent signals and locate the earthquakes occurring within or near the network. The determination of the local seismicity in the region is an important first step for the other parts of the project, such as seismotectonic studies and stress determinations, which will be used later to validate the results of the numerical experiments. Furthermore, the Pantanal and Chaco basins are bounded by important seismogenic zones that present a high seismic activity considering the natural level of seismicity in the Brazilian shield. (AU)

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