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Kipapa, Hawaii, USA

IU KIP commences operations on: 1988,228

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Host: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
Latitude: 21.42
Longitude: -158.011
Elevation: 110
Datalogger: Q330
Broadband: STS-1VBB_w/E300
Accelerometer: FBA_ES-T_EpiSensor_Accelerometer
Telemetry Status at the NEIC: Last Data In Less Than 10 Minutes
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Vault Condition: Vault is located at the end of a tunnel used during World War II to store ammuniation. 80 meter tunnel is cut into the side of a canyon on basalt of the Koolau Volcanic Series. The piers are made of concrete, isolated from the concrete floor, and extending approximately 3 feet below floor level and 1.5 feet above. They rest on weathered basalt. Temperature is stable. Dehumidifiers are used to control the humidity. Temperature +20 to +25 degrees Celsius.

Site Geology: The Kipapa tunnel is cut in the side of a canyon of basalt of the Koolau Series (Tertiary). Pier rests on weathered basalt.

Location CodeChannel CodeInstrumentFlagsSample RateDipAzimuthDepth
00VYZProSense PTD25-10-VH vacuum monitorCW0.100.000.0033.00
00VY2ProSense PTD25-10-VH vacuum monitorCW0.100.000.0033.00
00VY1ProSense PTD25-10-VH vacuum monitorCW0.100.000.0033.00
60VMZMetrozet M2166 VBB seismometerCH0.100.000.0033.00
00VMZStreckeisen STS-1VBB w/E300CH0.100.000.0033.00
10VMWStreckeisen STS-2.5CH0.100.000.0033.00
10VMVStreckeisen STS-2.5CH0.100.000.0033.00
10VMUStreckeisen STS-2.5CH0.100.000.0033.00
60VM2Metrozet M2166 VBB seismometerCH0.100.000.0033.00
00VM2Streckeisen STS-1VBB w/E300CH0.100.000.0033.00
60VM1Metrozet M2166 VBB seismometerCH0.100.000.0033.00
00VM1Streckeisen STS-1VBB w/E300CH0.100.000.0033.00
60VHZMetrozet M2166 VBB seismometerCG0.10-90.000.0033.00
10VHZStreckeisen STS-2.5CG0.10-90.000.0033.00
00VHZStreckeisen STS-1VBB w/E300CG0.10-90.000.0033.00
60VH2Metrozet M2166 VBB seismometerCG0.100.0090.0033.00
10VH2Streckeisen STS-2.5CG0.100.0090.0033.00
00VH2Streckeisen STS-1VBB w/E300CG0.100.0087.0033.00
60VH1Metrozet M2166 VBB seismometerCG0.100.000.0033.00
10VH1Streckeisen STS-2.5CG0.100.000.0033.00
00VH1Streckeisen STS-1VBB w/E300CG0.100.00357.0033.00
20LNZKinemetrics FBA ES-T EpiSensor AccelerometerCG1.00-90.000.0033.00
20LN2Kinemetrics FBA ES-T EpiSensor AccelerometerCG1.000.0090.0033.00
20LN1Kinemetrics FBA ES-T EpiSensor AccelerometerCG1.000.000.0033.00
60LHZMetrozet M2166 VBB seismometerCG1.00-90.000.0033.00
10LHZStreckeisen STS-2.5CG1.00-90.000.0033.00
00LHZStreckeisen STS-1VBB w/E300CG1.00-90.000.0033.00
60LH2Metrozet M2166 VBB seismometerCG1.000.0090.0033.00
10LH2Streckeisen STS-2.5CG1.000.0090.0033.00
00LH2Streckeisen STS-1VBB w/E300CG1.000.0087.0033.00
60LH1Metrozet M2166 VBB seismometerCG1.000.000.0033.00
10LH1Streckeisen STS-2.5CG1.000.000.0033.00
00LH1Streckeisen STS-1VBB w/E300CG1.000.00357.0033.00
31LDOCI/PAS pressure sensorCW1.
30LDOlower quality chip sensor in Setra boxCW1.
20HNZKinemetrics FBA ES-T EpiSensor AccelerometerTG100.00-90.000.0033.00
20HN2Kinemetrics FBA ES-T EpiSensor AccelerometerTG100.000.0090.0033.00
20HN1Kinemetrics FBA ES-T EpiSensor AccelerometerTG100.000.000.0033.00
10HHZStreckeisen STS-2.5TG100.00-90.000.0033.00
10HH2Streckeisen STS-2.5TG100.000.0090.0033.00
10HH1Streckeisen STS-2.5TG100.000.000.0033.00
60BHZMetrozet M2166 VBB seismometerCG40.00-90.000.0033.00
10BHZStreckeisen STS-2.5CG40.00-90.000.0033.00
00BHZStreckeisen STS-1VBB w/E300CG20.00-90.000.0033.00
60BH2Metrozet M2166 VBB seismometerCG40.000.0090.0033.00
10BH2Streckeisen STS-2.5CG40.000.0090.0033.00
00BH2Streckeisen STS-1VBB w/E300CG20.000.0087.0033.00
60BH1Metrozet M2166 VBB seismometerCG40.000.000.0033.00
10BH1Streckeisen STS-2.5CG40.000.000.0033.00
00BH1Streckeisen STS-1VBB w/E300CG20.000.00357.0033.00
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  1. 2012-03-23
    STS-2 replaced with STS-2.5. Vacuum leak fixed on STS-1.
  2. 2012-03-02
    The Episensor which had excessively noisy channels was replaced.
  3. 2011-11-11
    Replaced cables to fix lowered long period response problem that had persisted since upgrade.
  4. 2010-08-26
    Upgraded to Q330 digitizer.