CASP is a state-of-the-art product in the field of seismic monitoring and seismic analyses.
It is an advanced and highly customizable automatic procedure that analyzes raw seismic waveforms in order to provide P and S arrival times and reliable seismic locations along with their strong-motion parameters.
CASP is a general-purpose phase detector, locator, and analysis tool which is specifically applicable to real-time local seismicity and environmental monitoring.
It analyzes real-time, or stored raw waveform fluxes to quickly identify picks and accurately locate and characterizes events.
The constant close collaboration with the Seismology Laboratory of the Distav (University of Genoa) has allowed Lunitek to develop state-of-the-art products in the field of seismic monitoring.
Nowadays dense seismic networks made up of multiple stations are becoming more common all around the world for a variety of applications such as seismic monitoring and analyses, high-resolution geophysical imaging, micro-seismicity analyses during oil or gas extraction or injection, and so on.
To analyze such a large amount of data could be very difficult, if not impossible, without the use of automatic algorithms which are able to extract all the necessary information from the recorded raw seismic signals. In this framework CASP guarantees very fast computing times and a level of reliability that is comparable to accurate manual revision.
CASP is currently successfully operating at the RSNI (Regional Seismic Network of North-western Italy – DISTAV – University of Genoa) to perform seismic monitoring of North-western Italy, producing P and S phases arrival times (with uncertainties), phases association and local earthquake locations. Real-time alerts also take advantage of the automatic calculation of the principal strong-motion parameters, which provide rapid information on ground shaking and the potential local effects of the earthquake.
CASP has also been used in various international scientific projects, along with the creation of the first high-resolution earthquake catalogue of the seismic sequences that occurred in Central-Italy between 2016-2017, with astonishing results and more than 450.000 reliably detected events. Additionally, CASP can be applied to detect non-tectonic events on the earth surfaces, like quarry blasts and large rockfalls, with local magnitudes which are close to the lowest detectability limit (based on the seismic network geometry).