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Nuclear event in North Korea - 6 January 2016

N Korea map

On 6th January 2016 at 01:41:55 the Irish National Seismic Network (INSN) recorded an unusual seismic event located in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The recordings are consistant with the announcement by the DPRK that it has conducted a nuclear test, their fourth since 2006.


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Upcoming Events
2016-01-29 - Seminar: Marcel Cembrowski

29 January 2016 - Seminar

When: 15:00 on Friday, 29 January 2016
Where: DIAS, Geophysics Section, 5 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, (library)

Speaker: Marcel Cembrowski (Goethe University of Frankfurt)
Title: Anisotropic Asthenosphere under the Pyrenees - A 3-D Magnetotelluric Modeling Study of the Orogen


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Events - Introduction

Geophysics Section holds a number of different types of events every year:

Some of the talks will be streamed live and information about the video/audio streams will be listed below events.



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About Us

In all sub-disciplines of geophysics, the Section has theoretical, numerical and observational activities.

The ElectroMagnetism and Inversion group undertakes studies of the Earth from the shallow subsurface (100 m) to deep in the mantle (1000 km) using both active and passive EM methods. Forward and inverse methods for 3-D modelling of EM data are being advanced, as are joint inversion approaches for rigorously combining EM data with seismic and other data.

The Global Geophysical Modelling group undertakes numerical modelling studies of Earth behaviour, from ice dynamics and post-glacial rebound to deep Earth mantle electromagnetism.

The Seismology and Geodynamics group undertakes observational and numerical studies at the regional to global scale.

The Marine Seismology group studies primarily Ireland's offshore region using both active and passive sources.

In addition to geophysical research, the Geophysics Section maintains the Irish National Seismic Network (INSN), which presently comprise five broadband seismic stations. One of these, DSB in the Dublin Mountains, is part of the Geofon global network run by the GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, and another, VAL in Valentia, is operated in conjunction with Met Eireann.

Also, the Section is the National Data Centre (NDC) for Ireland's contribution to the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. Tom Blake is the Principal Point of Contact (PPOC) at the NDC for the CTBTO Preparatory Commission. View footage of the DIAS participation in the CTBTO Field Inspector Training Excercies.

The Mallet Professorship of Seismology in the Geophysics Section is named after a famous Irish scientist, Robert Mallet 1810-1881, also known as the "father of controlled source seismology".

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