Case Studies

  • The purpose was to establish a temporary mixed phase broadband seismic array with publically open and available data that will facilitate new research. This was a 6 week study that began on March 11, 2014.

  •      The Problem The collapse of the Napoleonville Salt Dome in August 2012 produced a large sinkhole located 1300 feet from the community of Bayou Corne in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Community residents and state officials, including the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, were concerned about gas leaks, subsidence and earthquakes. Our Solution As a key component of the ongoing seismic monitoring study, Nanometrics was contracted to install a turnkey permanent...
  •   A new broadband seismograph network for passive seismic imaging of earth structures has been installed in the Yukon using a new Posthole installation method that is now yielding excellent results.  The University of Ottawa turned to Nanometrics for a turnkey real-time seismic network consisting of seven Libra II stations as part of a five-year study to better understand seismicity and crustal behaviour in the Mackenzie Mountains and River Basin region of the Yukon.  This area...
  • With an average of one catastrophic earthquake every century and one destructive/damaging earthquake every   decade, the Republic of Cyprus, Geological Survey Department (GSD), have a mandate to monitor seismic activity for Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean in real-time on a daily basis.The last time the Republic of Cyprus updated their seismic network was in 1997, in the pre-broadband, pre-digital technology era, so an upgrade was long overdue. The GSD faced some serious...
  • Nanometrics industry leading portfolio of Trillium 120 broadband seismometers are available in both posthole and  traditional borehole with holelock packages. Researchers turn to downhole seismometers to benefit from deeper installations below the surface noise and overburden and ideally into bedrock to achieve very quiet installations and the best possible data. Nanometrics offers the Trillium 120 Posthole and Borehole instruments to provide readily available, high performance downhole...
  • Nanometrics was awarded a contract by Geoscience BC in October 2012 for a turnkey seismic network in the Horn River Basin area and the installation was completed shortly thereafter in the spring of 2013.