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Seismogram at Weston Observatory.JPG
Seismograph Edit or translate this description.
Group: Man made
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: in use

Seismometers are instruments that measure motion of the ground, including those of seismic waves generated by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and other seismic sources. Records of seismic waves allow seismologists to map the interior of the Earth, and locate and measure the size of these different sources.

How to map

Add a node node or draw its outline area and add man_made=monitoring_station + monitoring:seismic_activity=yes.

Type of monitoring

There are different types of seismometers. Most are broadband seismometers but you can also monitor ground motion with e.g. GPS.

Useful combination