Seismic Instruments

, Volume 53, Issue 4, pp 286–295 | Cite as

Experience in registration of variations caused by strong earthquakes in the level and physicochemical parameters of ground waters in the piezometric wells: the case of Kamchatka

  • G. N. KopylovaEmail author
  • S. V. Boldina
  • A. A. Smirnov
  • E. G. Chubarova


The hardware complex that was produced by OOO Polynom, Khabarovsk, for registration of the level, temperature, and electrical conductivity of ground water in wells and meteorological parameters (atmospheric pressure, air temperature) at a measurement frequency from 5 min to 1 h is described. The equipment is installed in the wells of Kamchatka and has been used for several years to register variations caused by earthquakes in the parameters of ground waters. Different variations in measured parameters of ground waters due to strong earthquakes of February 28, 2013, M W = 6.8 and May 24, 2013, M W = 8.3 are registered with this equipment in wells YuZ-5 and E-1. The registered variations and their systematization are described taking into account the mechanisms of a seismic impact on the state of the well–water-saturated rock system.


well water level electrical conductivity hardware complex earthquake Kamchatka 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. N. Kopylova
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. V. Boldina
    • 1
  • A. A. Smirnov
    • 1
  • E. G. Chubarova
    • 1
  1. 1.Kamchatka Branch, Geophysical SurveyRussian Academy of SciencesPetropavlovsk-KamchatskyRussia

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