The Relation of Seismic Activity and Radon Concentration

Kulali F., AKKURT İ. , Vogiannis E.

International Conference of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering 2014 (ICCMSE), Athens, Greece, 4 - 07 April 2014, vol.1618, pp.971-974 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1618
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.4897895
  • City: Athens
  • Country: Greece
  • Page Numbers: pp.971-974


Radon, which is the largest source of natural ionizing radiation, reaches to surface as gas or dissolved form in the ground water. Emanation of radon can has a profile is disposed to increasing or decreasing depending on the effects of meteorological events or crust movements. In this work, the radon concentration in soil gas, which is transported from soil to AlphaGUARD, is continuously measured in Mytilene (Greece). A graph of radon concentration is prepared for comparison with simultaneous earthquake data. As a consequence of comparison, we determined that the radon concentration indicates anomalies before the earthquakes.