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.




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.