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Groundwater, coastal and seismic monitoring

Data collected during the groundwater monitoring provides material for assessing the impact of natural and man-made factors for the extent and composition of groundwater.

Coastal monitoring involves observations and analysis of processes influenced by natural and man-made factors. Deposition of sediments and coastal erosion are particularly of interest for hazard prevention, recreational development and construction planning.

Seismic monitoring involves recording and analysing of natural and man-made seismic events within the Estonian territory and surrounding areas. These measurements provide material for research on global seismic processes as well as for environmental monitoring of the state of Estonia. Data on the Nordic and Baltic states are displayed on map at the internet site of the Helsinki University Institute of Seismology. Manually controlled seismic events are published in the Helsinki University bulletin „Seismic Events in Northern Europe“.

The seismogram monitor of Estonia provides the opportunity to view records of Estonian seismic stations. Three currently operating statations – ARBE (Arbavere), MTSE (Matsalu) and VSU (Vasula) are available on-line. Old data (until 3 January, 2011) exist for the station SRPE (Suurupi).
Older seismograms can be viewed by choosing the desired date and station.

Date: 20.02.2018 Station: ARBE        ▼ OK

The Global Seismic Monitor shows the locations of most recent earthquakes using data from the global GEOFON network of the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences. The VSU (Vasula) station belongs to the GEOFON network.

NB! The seismograms appear in a separate window. Pop-up must be allowed for opening it. Seismograms are always in universal time, UTC. The local Estonian time is during winter EET (Eastern European Time) UTC +2 hours and during summer EEST (Eastern European Summer Time) UTC +3 hours.

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Last updated: 16 March 2018


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