Installation at Plum Flower (PFMT) was again successful with no major dramas.  It is interesting to note that at this site, there was water coming from the top of the hole (artesian).  This is not good for strain meter installations because there is potential for compromise of the grout by water flow, and the site strain noise will be high due to variations of temperature. 


At some time between the installation in 2005 and the field visit in 2006, there had been a minor land slip, and there was a noticeable section of the basketball area which had slipped down approximately 40cm within 20 m of the well head.   The topographic is steep in the area.


GTSM at Hsinchu Region, Taiwan

Plum Flower (PFMT)