South Island Japanese Strong Motion Network 7 years old and going strong

Since 2011 Southern Geophysical has maintained and supported the Japanese Northern South Island strong motion seismic network. The network which now contains 54 stations was installed just after the Canterbury Earthquakes and has been operational ever since. Several stations were lost in the Kaikoura Earthquake but were rapidly replaced.  Thee network data is being analysed by a team of Japanese seismologists to allow a more detailed understanding of the New Zealand tectonic regime which has many parallels with the Japanese tectonic plate boundary and should allow both New Zealand and Japanese scientists to develop improved models of the type of active tectonic boundary seen in New Zealand.