GIS-based study of the evolution of the IGN's strong motion network of mainland Spain and the balearics

Amaro-Mellado, J.-L., Antón, D. ORCID: 0000-0002-4267-2433 and Alcalde, J.-M., 2021. GIS-based study of the evolution of the IGN's strong motion network of mainland Spain and the balearics. Geodesy and Geodynamics, 12 (4), pp. 279-287. ISSN 1674-9847

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In some countries with seismicity, an adequate detection network is essential to assess seismic hazards. The Instituto Geográfico Nacional (National Geographic Institute/IGN) of Spain manages a strong motion network distributed throughout the whole country and an earthquake detection network composed of velocity stations. This paper aims at studying the development of the strong motion network of the Spanish National Seismic Network (focusing on mainland Spain and the Balearics) in the last three decades. A Geographic Information System (GIS) has been implemented to integrate the attributes from the IGN's database concerning the earthquake catalogue, seismograph and accelerometer networks, which enabled to analyse the data and map the distribution of detection equipments in the region. The irregularly distributed Spanish strong motion network was greatly expanded from 1990 to 2010. In the past decade, it developed at a slower rate, but more modern technology was implemented.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Geodesy and Geodynamics
Creators: Amaro-Mellado, J.-L., Antón, D. and Alcalde, J.-M.
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Date: 15 July 2021
Volume: 12
Number: 4
ISSN: 1674-9847
Rights: ©2021 Editorial office of Geodesy and Geodynamics. Publishing services by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of KeAi Communications Co. Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 31 Aug 2021 08:14
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2021 08:14

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