Terr. Atmos. Ocean. Sci., Vol. 19, No. 6, 761-766, December 2008

doi: 10.3319/TAO.2008.19.6.761(PT)

Observations Using the Taipei Basin Broadband Downhole Seismic Network: The 26 December 2006, Pingtung Earthquake Doublet, Taiwan


Win-Gee Huang1*, Bor-Shouh Huang1, Kou-Cheng Chen1, Chun-Chi Liu1, Chin-Ren Lin1 Shu-Hjong, Tsao2, Yu-Chung Hsieh2 and Chi-Hsuan Chen2


1. Institute of Earth Sciences , Academia Sinica

2. Central Geological Survey, Ministry of Economic Affairs



To monitor the fault activity in the Taipei area, a new broadband downhole seismic network comprised of three stations was established in the Taipei Basin over a period of three years, 2005 - 2007. The network geometry is a triangle with a station spacing of about 12 km covering the entire Taipei Basin. Each station has two holes of different depths containing modern instruments, including a low-gain broadband seismometer. The largest depth is 150 m. We report our first experience on the installation and operation of the broadband downhole seismic network in the Taipei Basin. Some representative records from the Pingtung earthquake doublet in December 2006 are shown here. Ground displacement during the Pingtung earthquake doublet can be recovered from the velocity records without the baseline corrections that are required for the acceleration records. Our network offers excellent data for accurate and effective characterization of seismic motion in the study area. Seismic data from this network will be shared with other research institutions in Taiwan and abroad for further research.


Keywords: Broadband downhole seismic network, Taipei Basin, Pingtung earthquake doublet

Citation: Huang, W. G., B. S. Huang, K. C. Chen, C. C. Liu, C. R. Lin, S. H. Tsao, Y. C. Hsieh, and C. H. Chen, 2008: Observations using the Taipei Basin broadband downhole seismic network: The 26 December 2006, Pingtung earthquake doublet, Taiwan. Terr. Atmos. Ocean. Sci., 19, 761-766, doi: 10.3319/TAO.2008.19.6.761(PT)