Welcome to the OIINK seismic experiment website! The OIINK experiment is the product of a collaborative research effort between Indiana University, Purdue University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Indiana and Illinois state geological surveys. The project seeks to apply state-of-the-art seismic monitoring and data analysis techniques to understand the deep geological structure and seismic activity in North America’s continental interior. The project will help us to better understand the basic geological processes that were involved in the assembly and evolution of our continent, as well as the processes that are continually modifying its structure. Ultimately, the research will help us better understand—and better prepare for—the hazards associated with future earthquakes in our region. The project is part of a national scientific initiative, dubbed "EarthScope", which includes the deployment of "USArray", the largest seismic network in the nation’s history.
This website is designed to provide some scientific background on the OIINK project, offer some insights into what it takes to lay out and deploy a state-of-the-art seismograph network, provide some background on ongoing education and outreach activities, and (eventually) provide up-to-date information on earthquakes in our region. For now, bear with us as we get the site up and running, and feel free to provide some feedback on information you’d like to see provided here.
Gary Pavlis & Michael Hamburger