SmartSolo has made new achievements in seismic source monitoring. By virtue of its simplicity, lightweight and low cost, it plays a huge advantage in temporary high-density seismic array observations used to detect seismic waves produced by earthquakes.
July 2018, in XinJiang, China, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGGCAS) officially started their geological exploration project using SmartSolo IGU-16HR 3C.
In this project, a dense SmartSolo array was deployed. Typically, in earthquake monitoring surveys, receiver stations are limited due to cost and portability, allowing coverages up to around 10 kilometers, while in this case, fifty sets of SmartSolo IGU-16HR 3C were deployed in a much denser receiver spacing of 500m over a 25-kilometer survey line.
Teleseismic observation was used to detect earthquake beyond 5.0 magnitude in the epicentral distance 30 ° to 90 ° where their sources located in the north sea of New Zealand and Japan.
On 2018.08.17, at 15:35:01, SmartSolo IGU-16HR 3C successfully detected signals of a 6.7 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia with a focus coordinate of 7.372 ° S, 119.802 ° E . It took 560 seconds from the source to the receiver. The epicentral distance is about 6600km.
The SmartSolo IGU-16HR 3C is highly suitable for long term unattended field seismic observations. It is suitable for earthquake seismic monitoring, noise observation, induced seismicity monitoring, and reflection/refraction surveys. Very affordable and cost-effective system that is user-friendly, quick to deploy, portable, low power consumption, with built-in three-component seismic sensor, high-precision GPS module, tilt sensor, data logger and rechargeable lithium battery. With a fully charged battery it can continuously collect data for more than 25 days without any external power source. This product is currently the typical three-component product in the SmartSolo series, with better performance and has been widely used in the market.