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Laboratory – Seismology & Geodynamics

Short Description
The Seismology & Geodynamics Laboratory has the function of supporting education and research which is generally related to the propagation of seismic waves from sources, especially earthquakes. The implication is that the research topics of this laboratory include the mechanism of the source, the propagation of seismic waves and shocks or vibrations on the ground surface. The study of the source mechanism is related to small earthquakes (point sources) to large earthquakes (spherical sources). From the propagation of seismic waves, the subsurface structure can be estimated using tomography, microtremor array and background noise tomography methods. Estimation of shocks or vibrations on the earth’s surface, especially in sedimentary areas, is very important to make a hazard map for civil engineering needs.

The equipment owned by the seismology laboratory is a strong motion seismometer which is installed in front of the laboratory. This tool is a donation from Japan. In addition, the laboratory also has 2 portable strong motion seismometer units.

Activities consist of practicum supporting lectures on Seismology, research related to undergraduate and thesis final assignments, and research conducted by lecturers.


Image 1. Strong motion seismometer tool

Image 2. Measurement points in the Bandung Basin


Image 3. Atmosphere measurement at one point of observation

GambarImage 4. Seismometer arrangement in an observation