Station Overview

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Network 2A
Station Code CHVI3
Station Description Visp, Pumpstation naehe dem Lonzagelaend, VS
Latitude (WGS84) 46.30184
Longitude (WGS84) 7.87807
Station altitude (CH1903) 646.0
running from 2009-12-16
...until 2015-08-11
Waveform Access open
Sensor Types Accelerometer
Geological Unit Alluvium
Site Morphology Class T1
T1: flat; T2: slope; T3: ridge and T4: steep ridge;
following Pessina and Fiorini (2014) A GIS procedure for fast topographic characterization of seismic recording stations, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 63, p248-258
Site Morphology Description Centre of the Rhone alluvial plain
Ground type EC8 C
Ground type SIA D
Basin Information Rhone basin, interface at fundamental frequency at 150 m depth
Reference Burjanek Jan, Fäh D., "Expected seismic velocity profile for the suggested borehole location in Visp", Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zürich, 2010
Resonance Frequency (Hz) 1.5
Uncertainty Factor -
Vs 30 (m/s) 235
Location Map

Federal Office of Topograpy: National Map 1:25‘000
Topography Map

Federal Office of Topograpy: DHM25: Digital Height Model 1:25000
Geology Map

Federal Office of Topograpy: Geological map of Switzerland 1:500‘000

Sensor locations

Location Code (none)
Opening Date 16-12-2009
End Date 2015-08-11
Housing Class Urban free field
Housing Description Ground floor of a small masonry building (screwed)
sensor depth below station 0.0 m
Distance to Building (m) -

Current Instrumentation

No open epochs

Location code (none)
On date 16-12-2009 00:00:00
Off date 2014-04-10 00:00:00
Waveform Access open
Sensor model EpiSensor ES-T
Sensor manufacturer Kinemetrics
Digitizer model Taurus
Digitizer manufacturer Nanometrics
Channels HGE , HGN , HGZ

Site Characterization

channel group
Empirical Amplification
2A.CHVI3..HG not available

Obtained from spectral modeling of small earthquakes with constant update.

  • Top: Fourier amplification with elastic (dashed line) and anelastic (solid line) amplification functions;
  • Centre: 5% damped response spectra amplification (anelastic);
  • Bottom: Number of recordings used.

See Edwards et al. (2013), Determination of Site Amplification from Regional Seismicity: Application to the Swiss National Seismic Networks. Seismological Research Letters, 84(4), 611–621.

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