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L’Aquila magnetic station (AQ)


Latitude: 42° 23’ N, Longitude: 13° 19’ E - 682 m a.s.l.

The magnetic station of L’Aquila was founded by INGV in 1958 on the occasion of the International Geophysical Year. It was the main Italian magnetic observatory since 2009 when an earthquake damaged the buildings. Today the instruments are still working and is the reference for regional magnetic surveys and for other magnetic stations in the nearby. The structure springs up in Preturo, a small town about 15 km far from L’Aquila and consists of four amagnetic buildings: three of them are for instrumentation, laboratories and services, while the fourth is used for test measurements.

 

Instruments

Despite the magnetic observatory was moved to Duronia (CB), in Preturo the geomagnetic field intensity and components F, H, D, and Z are still measured by two parallel systems. Data are then stored locally and sent in real time to the main server in Rome. 


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Elevation:

42° 23’ N    13° 19’ E

36° 14’ N    87° 01’ E

682 m a.s.l.

Corrected geomagnetic coordinates are estimated for the epoch 2007.0 by the routine available at the NASA CCMD website.

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