North Island, New Zealand 1994-1995

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north island new zealandFourteen broadband stations (CMG3T) and eighty high-and low- gain Portable Array for Numeric Data Acquisition system (PANDA) were deployed in North Island, New Zealand between September 25, 1994 and April 10, 1995 by Professor Jer-Ming Chiu and the CERI seismic network group. 

This research project was designed to study the propagation of high-frequency seismic P-waves from intermediate depth earthquakes in subduction zones, imaging three-dimensional configurations of subducted lithosphere and subduction zone coupling 3-D Vp, Vp/Vs and Q in the North Island. 

The network code assigned by the Federation of Digital Seismographic Network (FDSN) was "XP". 

This project was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and CERI.nsf logo




Three-dimensional configurations of subducted lithosphere in the western Pacific, (1991), Geophys. J. Int., 106(1), 99-111, J.M. Chiu, B. L. Isacks, and R.K. Caldwell.

Investigation of the seismogenic region in the subduction zones from an analysis of multi-pathing effect of high-frequency seismic wave propagation from intermediate depth earthquakes, (1996), Proceedings of the Korea-China International Joint Seminar and Seismological Workshop, Seoul, Korea, Jan. 29-31, 1996, S.K. Kim, Ed., Hanyang University, 62-72, J.M. Chiu, Z.S. Liaw, Y.T.Yang, S.C. Chiu, and Y.C. Teng.

The propagation of high-frequency seismic P-waves from intermediate-depth earthquakes in subduction zones : implications for earthquake location and slab structure, (1997), Proceedings of the 30th Internation Geological Congress, Editor G.D. Liu, VSP Publication, vol. 20, 41-50, J.M. Chiu, Z.S. Liaw, S.C. Chiu, and Y.C. Teng.

Imaging subduction zone coupling: 3-D Vp, Vp/Vs and Q in the southern North Island, New Zealand, (2005), Geophys. J. Int., 162, 270-288, Eberhart-Phillips, D., M. Reyners, M. Chadwick, and J.M. Chiu.