Station Overview

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Network CH
Station Code SAARA
Station Description Aarau, Neue Kantonsschule, AG
Latitude (WGS84) 47.38613
Longitude (WGS84) 8.04375
Station altitude (CH1903) 410.0
running from 2018-08-07
...until now
Waveform Access open
Sensor Types Accelerometer
Geological Unit Gravel and sand ("Schotter")
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 Glacial geomoprhology: shaped by the ice age glaciation (moraine, terminal moraine, current glacier)
Ground type EC8 E
Ground type SIA E
Basin Information In a sedimentary basin with possible lateral propagation and possible 2D/3D resonance effects basin
Reference Panzera Francesco, Hobiger M. & Fäh D., "SITE CHARACTERIZATION REPORT SAARA: Aarau (AG)", Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zürich, 2019
Resonance Frequency (Hz) 10.99
Uncertainty Factor -
Vs 30 (m/s) 766
Location Map

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Topography Map

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Geology Map

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Sensor locations

Location Code (none)
Opening Date 07-08-2018
End Date -
Housing Class Urban free-field
Housing Description SED big pot, concrete vault, sensor bolted to the Foundation
sensor depth below station 1.0 m
Distance to Building (m) -

Current Instrumentation

Location code (none)
On date 07-08-2018 19:00:00
Off date -
Sensor model EpiSensor ES-T
Sensor manufacturer Kinemetrics
Digitizer model Centaur
Digitizer manufacturer Nanometrics
Channels HGE , HGN , HGZ
Stream Noise (last week) HGE , HGN , HGZ

Site Characterization

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Empirical Amplification
CH.SAARA..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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