The main seismic-network assessment parameter is magnitude of completeness, which has been computed over a grid covering the Netherlands. This parameter describes the spatial variation of the minimum magnitude for which almost every earthquake can be located. The location of an earthquake can be determined if the earthquake signal is detected on at least three sensors. Detection has been modeled using expected signal-to-noise levels. Noise levels are the actually recorded noise levels at stations from the Netherlands seismic network, and stations just across the border in Belgium and Germany. The signal levels have been modeled for sources at 3 km depth, using a newly calibrated P-wave ground-motion prediction equation. Details are described in the following technical report: https://cdn.knmi.nl/knmi/pdf/bibliotheek/knmipubTR/TR405.pdf.


Dataset name netherlands_earthquake_magnitude_completeness
Status onGoing
Last metadata update September 20, 2023, 08:16 (UTC)
Update frequency annually
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.21944/9xhp-f394
License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
North bound latitude 671000
East bound longitude 301000
South bound latitude 270000
West bound longitude -20000
Dataset version 1.0
Dataset edition 2
Dataset manager Elmer Ruigrok
Maintainer KNMI Data Services
Publication timestamp 2023-07-19T00:00:00Z
Reference system identifier EPSG28992
Dataset start time 2021-09-01
Dataset end time Unlimited
Identifier urn:xkdc:ds:nl.knmi::netherlands_earthquake_magnitude_completeness/1.0/
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.21944/9xhp-f394
Lineage statement Seismological network configuration and site noise levels
Use limitation No use limitations
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