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 The Laboratory of Seismology

The Laboratory of Seismology was established in 2004.  Since then, the laboratory has been gradually equipped with a large number of earthquake observational equipments and conducted several key research projects national, provincial and ministerial levels.
The laboratory currently owns 138 short-period and 30 broad-band seismic sensors; 142 seismic dataloggers and 5 sets of low-temperature broad-bandseismographs.

    The Laboratory held “International Workshop on Lithospheric
              Structures of China and the American Continent”

Research Fields
1. Study on 3-D lithospheric S-wave velocity structures, the thickness of lithosphere and geotectonics by surface-wave tomography.
2. Study on 3-D upper-crustal seismic velocity structures and shallow tectonics by micro-earthquake body-wave tomography.
3. Study on deep active faults by monitoring micro-earthquakes; study on tectonic dynamics by focal mechanism determination of micro-earthquakes.

International Cooperation
The Laboratory has always emphasized on maintaining good cooperation relations with international counterparts and raising its reputation as well as enhancing its research strength.The Laboratory keeps good cooperative relations with several international institutions, such as the Northwestern University of USA, St. Louis University in Washington, GFZ in Germany and University of Sao Paulo in Brazil.

The Broad-band seismic sensorThe Seismic datalogger
Auxiliary equipments of power supply

The passive seismic network in the Antarctic
inland (Red: our seismic stations)


Surface-wave tomography of regions around the INDEPTH-IV seismic arrays
in the northern margin of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau.
The micro-earthquake body-wave tomography in Shunyi District, Beijing
The deep fault detection around the main shock of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake

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