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Network CH
Station Code SVBE
Station Description Verbier Ecole, VS
Latitude (WGS84) 46.09583
Longitude (WGS84) 7.22257
Station altitude (CH1903) 1451.0
running from 2020-10-14
...until now
Waveform Access open
Sensor Types Accelerometer
Geological Unit Silty gravel, sand, silt, partly blocks (moraine)
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 B
Ground type SIA C
Basin Information Not in a sedimentary basin basin
Reference Lontsi Agostiny, Bergamo P., Panzera F. & Fäh D., "SITE CHARACTERIZATION REPORT SVBE: Verbier École (VS), Switzerland", Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zürich, 2022
Resonance Frequency (Hz) 4.07
Uncertainty Factor -
Vs 30 (m/s) 365
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 14-10-2020
End Date -
Housing Class Urban free field
Housing Description SED big pot, sensor bolted to the Foundation
sensor depth below station 1.0 m
Distance to Building (m) -

Current Instrumentation

Location code (none)
On date 14-10-2020 18:00:00
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

channel group
Empirical Amplification
CH.SVBE..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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