HA6, Socorro Island, Mexico
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It uses seismometers to detect hydroacoustic waves that are converted to seismic waves when they hit the shore of an island. Each element site consists of three principal sub-structures: a data acquisition system, power supply system and satellite communications system. The remoteness of Socorro Island from major human settlements or traffic allows precise measurement results.
IMS Station Locations
There are three sites, each with a three-component seismic sensor. The northern seismometer is on the north tip of the island and accessible only by sea, departing from the Naval Base. The southern one is close to the shore and easily accessible while the eastern one is 300 m above sea level, about half a kilometre from the airstrip and reachable by car from the Naval Base. Learn more about how the hydroacoustic technology works.