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Network CH
Station Code SLCF
Station Description La Chaux-de-Fonds, Flughafen, NE
Latitude (WGS84) 47.08296
Longitude (WGS84) 6.79236
Station altitude (CH1903) 1017.0
running from 2016-09-20
...until now
Waveform Access open
Sensor Types Accelerometer
Geological Unit Clastic sedimentary rocks (marls)
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 Fluvial geomorphology: alluvial slope, plain, cone
Ground type EC8 B
Ground type SIA C
Basin Information not in a sedimentary basin with possible 2D/3D effects
Reference Michel Clotaire, Hobiger M. & Fäh D., "SITE CHARACTERIZATION REPORT SLCF: La Chaux-de-Fonds (NE) - Aéroport des Eplatures", Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zürich, 2017
Resonance Frequency (Hz) .72
Uncertainty Factor -
Vs 30 (m/s) 403
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

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Sensor locations

Location Code (none)
Opening Date 20-09-2016
End Date -
Housing Class Free field
Housing Description 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 20-09-2016 14:30:00
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

channel group
Empirical Amplification
CH.SLCF..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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