Earthquake Monitoring

The monitoring network operational since October 2019 consists of four surface stations. The two new stations (VINZL and MESRY) optimally complement the two existing stations (LADOL and GIMEL) of Swiss national seismic network. A third station was installed in November 2021 near Aubonne (AUBON). Four of the stations are located at a distance of approx. 10 kilometres around the geothermal site. The station VINZL was installed close to the planned deep well. An additional strong motion sensor was installed at this location.

The current seismic monitoring enables the rapid detection of even small changes in natural seismicity. It allows assessing whether there may be a connection with geotechnical activities in the context of the geothermal project. The SED informs EnergeO and the public in real-time about such changes.

Seismometers near Vinzel