About the Mission
KMA’s reliable and highest quality seismic data is used to characterize the earthquakes and volcanoes in and around the Korean Peninsula, and to alert businesses and population in case of significant earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis.
Kinemetrics delivered the open-architecture Aspen seismic monitoring and information platform that includes 266 remote seismic stations and the Data Center located in Seoul. All stations are exclusively based on Kinemetrics’ Quanterra® 24-bit (Models Q330S and Q330S+) and 26-bit (Model Q330HRS) field data acquisition systems. South Korean KMA network also implemented Kinemetrics’ surface EpiSensor and borehole HypoSensor accelerometers as well as the Streckeisen broadband seismometers Models STS-1, STS-2, STS2.5, STS-5A. The Data Center operates under the commercial mission-critical Antelope data acquisition and processing software. The same software has also been the cornerstone of the USArray operation that delivered 99.8% data return over ~1,800 installations in 10 years.
All Aspen remote stations were installed in optimum conditions were the data streams are collected at Data Center located at KMA headquarters in Seoul. The Aspen’s Antelope software performs data acquisition, seismic signal detection, earthquake location, magnitude determination, data archiving, and data exchange. Recently, earthquake Early Warning modules were developed and added to the Antelope’s open-architecture for issuing alarms and notifications.