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Kiruna region earthquakes, blasts and mining induced events

Earthquakes, blasts and mining induced events in this dataset from the Kiruna region, 2005-2022.

SNSN (2024)

The Kiruna dataset

Citation: Swedish National Seismic Network (2024). Kiruna region earthquakes, blasts and mining induced events [Data set]. Uppsala University. https://doi.org/10.18159/KIR-EBI23
Description: Data set of 189 earthquakes, 221 mining induced events from the Kiruna mine and 221 blasts from the Kiruna mine, recorded by seismic stations of the Swedish National Seismic Network (SNSN) and neighbouring countries. The earthquakes are mostly located to the west of Kiruna town, along the Pärvie post-glacial fault. The data contains event information (origin time, latitude, longitude, depth magnitude), waveform data, station information and instrument response information.
Keyword(s): earthquakes, mining induced, blast, Kiruna, Sweden
Related to: Rathnayaka, S., A.A. Nyblade, B. Lund, C. Ammon, R. Durrheim, R. Masethe (2024). Testing the P/S amplitude seismic source discriminant at local distances using seismic events within and surrounding the Kloof gold mine, South Africa and the Kiruna iron ore mine, northern Sweden, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., https://doi.org/10.1785/0120230215

Eggertsson, G., B. Lund, P. Schmidt, M. Roth (2024). Earthquake or Blast? Classification of Local-Distance Seismic Events in Sweden using Fully-Connected Neural Networks, Geophys. J. Int., https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggae018
Location: Events in the Kiruna region in northern Sweden, 67.3 - 68.5 northerly latitude, 17.9 - 20.6 easterly longitude
License: This work is licensed under the non-commercial CC BY-NC 4.0
Contact for more info: Björn Lund at the Swedish National Seismic Network

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