World Organization of Volcanic Observatories
Heilongjiang Wudalianchi Volcanic Monitoring Observatory
Wudalianchi, Heihe, Heilongjiang
Post Code 164500
|Telex :||(085) 222351 SSB CN|
|Director:||Mr. Pan Yulin|
Deputy Director: Mr. Lu Zongwen
The Heilongjiang Wudalianchi Volcanic Monitoring Observatory was established on June 30, 1958 on the basis of Dedu Seismic Station with the approval of the State Seismological Bureau of China and the Heilongjiang Provincial Government. It is the initial research base for volcanological research in the country. The observatory shoulders dual tasks. One is to monitor and predict earthquakes in the Wudalianchi Volcanic Zone, and the other is to study volcanic activities in the whole country, relation between volcanic activity and earthquakes, volcanic hazards and countermeasures and utilization of volcanic resources.
There are 24 staff members working at the observatory, including 1 senior scientist and 6 middle-ranked.
The observatory consists of 7 parts:
1. Geomagnetic station
Located in the plain area about 7 km from Dedu County, there are 4 people working at the station. It is also known as the Dedu Geomagnetism Station.
2. Earthquake monitoring station
There are 5 personnel working at the station, located in Yaoguan Volcano Mountain in Wudalianchi City, which erupted more than 200 000 years ago. The station is ranked Class II by the State Seismological Bureau.
3. Hydrochemical observation station
The station, which is in the Wudalianchi City, has a staff of 3 people. The major activity is to conduct studies on prediction methods by hydro-chemistry and groundwater variation analysis.
4. Volcano geology research division
The division consists of 3 people with the volcanic monitoring as its main stay.
5. Administrative department
It has a staff of 3 people.
6. The Wudalianchi seismological office
There is 1 person in the office.
7. The logistics department
There are 5 personnel in this department.
Information submitted December 1991