Seismic Data Center Profiles

There are many Data Centers that collect and/or distribute broad-band seismic data. Some centers distribute data directly to the user while others distribute data via other data centers. The profiles on this page are provided by the data center operators and the accuracy of this information is their responsibility. If you are a data center operator and would like to see your institution listed here, please fill out this information form.

European data center profiles are maintained by ORFEUS and do not appear on this page.

Alaska Earthquake Information Center (AEIC): AEIC's mandate is to collect, analyze and archive seismic event data for the state of Alaska, providing information and assistance to the public as well as state and local agencies. The AEIC records data from an integrated network of more than 400 seismic sites distributed across the state and serves as the regional data center locating and reporting about 20,000 earthquakes per year.
http://www.aeic.alaska.edu/


NOAA logo NOAA/NWS/West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov
brief description:

The West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center objectives are to rapidly locate and size major earthquakes in the Pacific basin, determine their tsunami potential, predict tsunami arrival times and, when possible, runup on the coast, and provide timely and effective tsunami information and warning bulletins for the Pacific coastal populations of California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska.

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network data availability:
AT
data distributed through: Alaska Earthquake Information Center
National Earthquake Information Center

Arizona Earthquake Information Center
http://www4.nau.edu/geology/aeic/aeic.html

ANSN Logo Australian National Seismic Network (ANSN)
http://www.ga.gov.au/
brief description:

Geoscience Australia operates, cooperates, and maintains the Australian National Seismic Network (ANSN). The ANSN comprised of 37 seismic stations are distributed over the Australian continent and the Australian Antarctic Territory. The network consists of 37 stations telemetered digitally to Canberra, the capital of Australia.

 

ANSN map

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network data availability:
AN
data access techniques: autoDRM
http://www.ga.gov.au/bin/listQuakes
http://www.ga.gov.au/urban/waveform.jsp
data distributed through:  

BATS logo Broadband Array in Taiwan for Seismology (BATS)
http://www.earth.sinica.edu.tw
brief description:

The Broadband Array in Taiwan for Seismology (BATS) has been established by the Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan since 1995. Incorporated with the Central Weather Bureau, the station number deployed in the Taiwan region will be as many as 41, not including the planned and proposed stations, by the end of 2003. The Data Management Center of the Institute of Earth Sciences (DMC-IES), Academia Sinica, Taiwan (http://dmc.earth.sinica.edu.tw) is responsible of the BATS data archive, quality control, distribution, and the CMT inversion for regional earthquakes. We adopt a user-friendly data request interface (NINJA) that is developed by the OHPDMC, ERI, U. of Tokyo, to on-line distribute BATS waveform data. This dataset is available through either a NINJA application software or the BATS website.

 

BATS map

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network data availability:
TW
data access techniques:

NINJA (New Interface for Networked Java Applictions)

data distributed through:  http://bats.earth.sinica.edu.tw

Boise State - Center for Geophysical Investigation of the Shallow Subsurface 

http://cgiss.boisestate.edu/

CGS logo Canadian National Data Centre for Earthquake Seismology and Nuclear Explosion Monitoring
http://earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/
brief description:

The Canadian National Data Centre (CNDC) supports the mission critical Seismic Monitoring needs of Earthquakes Canada and fulfills the role of Canada's Nuclear Explosion Monitoring (CTBT) National Data Centre.

 

CNSN

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network data availability:
CN PO WCTN ECTN SLTN CLTN RGI
data access techniques:

autodrm, NetDC, web request forms


China Earthquake Administration (CEA) - Institute of Geophysics
http://www.cea-igp.ac.cn/
brief description:

 

network data availability:
CB CD IC
data access techniques: CSN WILBER
data distributed through:

 CD and IC data distributed through the IRIS DMC ; CB data distributed through CSN WILBER


CERI Memphis, Tennessee
http://www.ceri.memphis.edu/seismic/

University de Chile
http://www.uchile.cl/

Earthquake Research Institute, Japan
http://www.eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp/

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/

Idaho National Laboratory (INL): In operation since 1949, the INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's missions in nuclear and energy research, science, and national defense.
http://www.inl.gov/

IRIS Data Management Center, Seattle, Washington
http://www.iris.edu/dms/dmc/
brief description:

The IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) is located in Seattle, Washington, just off the University of Washington campus where the Earth and Space Sciences acts as the host organization. The IRIS DMC receives earthquake and seismic data from a variety of Data Centers around the world and is responsible for the long term archive and distribution of all IRIS generated data. The IRIS DMC also acts as a Data Center for the International Federation of Digital Seismograph Networks (FDSN).

make your own station map here

network data availability:

The DMC archives data from hundreds of networks. For a complete list of available Networks, see the MetaData Aggregator (MDA)

Partial list of available networks:

AK* BK* CT G H2 IL LB NL* PS TS UW
AL CD CZ* GE HG IM* LD NM RS TW WY
AS CI* DW GR IC IU LX NN SC UO
AZ CN* EM* GT ID KN MN PI SR US
BF* CS ER GY II KZ MS PN SS UU
All PASSCAL Networks (all X*,Y*, and Z* codes)

* Only partial data available
Other data distributed through the DMC includes data from FOSFORE, OBSIP, SeisUK, USGS, and more.
data access techniques:
autoDRM NetDC
BREQ_FAST SeismiQuery
BUD tools WILBER II
DHI clients WebRequest
ftp VASE
JWEED

IRIS/IDA Data Collection Center
http://ida.ucsd.edu/
brief description:

The IRIS/IDA Data Collection Center is a facility funded through the IRIS Data Management System to process data from the IDA portion of the IRIS Global Seismic Network and make them available to the research community at large. To this end, IDA DCC personnel routinely perform tasks that include, but are not limited to, maintaining contact with, and reviewing instructions for, station operators; documenting and reporting data problems; maintaining records of instrument response and equipment modifications; receiving, logging, and unpacking data; performing quality control and reviewing of that data to assess station performance; and reformatting and distributing data in a timely manner via the IRIS Data Management System.

IDA map

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network data availability:
II ID

 

data access techniques:

NRTS

data distributed through:  Data distributed through the IRIS DMC

Geophysical Institute of Israel
http://www.gii.co.il/

Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network (LCSN)
http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/LCSN
brief description:

Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network (LCSN) monitors earthquakes which occur primarily in the Eastern United States. The network has been operated since early '70s. The network consists of four sub-networks with Internet nodes: Palisades (node at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY), St. Lawrence (node at Potsdam College of Art & Science, SUNY, NY), Lake Champlain (node at Middlebury College, VT), Delaware (node at Delaware Geological Survey/Univ. Delaware, DE). There are over 20 short-period stations and 15 three-component, broadband stations covering New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Vermont. Broadband stations record digital seismic signals continuously with a nominal sampling rate of 40 samples/sec, whereas short-period stations record signals continuously with 100 samples/sec. The LCSN also operates a half dozen of strong-motion accelerometers (CMG-5TD). Waveform data in SEED format can be obtained from this web site on AutoDRM and Data Access & Archive section and downloaded via ftp. Arrival times of the seismic phases are also available on this web site. The network has been operated jointly by LDEO and other institutions in the Northeastern United States. Major funds to operate the network have been provided by the US Geological Survey under the National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP). LCSN is an active member of the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS). More information on regional seismographic networks in the United States and recent earthquakes can be found on USGS.

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network data availability:
LD KZ

 

data access techniques: AutoDRM at http://tremor.ldgo.columbia.edu:8080/data.request.htm event data are also found at http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/quake.cgi by clicking lat/long column of particular event.
OR  
data distributed through: All data from these networks are available from IRIS DMC via BUD in real time and also in archive.

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico: no details available at this time
http://www.unam.mx/

Montana Regional Seismograph Network
Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology
http://mbmgquake.mtech.edu
brief description:

The Montana Regional Seismograph Network is operated by the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology with assistance from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the National Institute of Safety and Health. Two broadband stations are operated cooperatively with the US Geological Survey’s National Seismic Network Program. Most other sites are telemetered, short-period vertical stations. Network data are used to detect and locate local and regional earthquakes. Hypocenters and magnitudes for recent earthquakes are available on the MBMG website and are contributed to the Advanced National Seismograph System composite catalog (http://quake.geo.berkeley.edu/cnss/) on a monthly basis.

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network data availability:

Network MB

data access techniques:  
data distributed through:  contributed in real-time to IRIS DMC via Earthworm

University of Nevada, Reno
http://www.seismo.unr.edu/

New Mexico Tech
http://www.passcal.nmt.edu/

National Research Institute NIED Japan
http://www.bosai.go.jp/e/


GeoNet GeoNet Data Centre, Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences, New Zealand
http://www.geonet.org.nz/
brief description:

The GeoNet Data Centre collects both short-period and broadband seismic data throughout the main islands of New Zealand. It operates a round-the-clock earthquake monitoring service, and makes available seismic data streams via the web site. The facilities are under development and are not yet complete.

NZ map

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network data availability:

NZ - New Zealand National Seismograph Network

data access techniques: AutoDRM

Northern California Earthquake Data Center
http://quake.geo.berkeley.edu/
brief description:

The Northern California Earthquake Data Center (NCEDC) is a joint project of the University of California Berkeley Seismological Laboratory (BSL) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) . The NCEDC is a long-term archive and distribution center for seismological and geodetic data for Northern and Central California and is partially supported by funding from the USGS component of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) .

network data availability:

Berkeley Digital Seismic Network (BDSN, BK)
Northern California Seismic Network (NCSN)
High Resolution Seismic Network (HRSN)
Hayward Fault Network (HFN)
Calpine/Unocal Network
Mini-Plate Boundary Observatory (MPBO)

data access techniques:
SeismiQuery
NetDC
EVT_FAST

Northern California Seismic Network
http://quake.geo.berkeley.edu/ncedc/networks.html
brief description:

Since 1967 the U.S. Geological Survey has operated the Northern California Seismic Network (NCSN) to provide earthquake data for a wide range of research topics and hazard-reduction activities. The NCSN is designed to detect all local earthquakes having signal strength above the background level of microseisms. The network configuration was motivated by the need to monitor active faults and volcanoes with a station density sufficient to determine the focal depth of shallow (0-15 km) crustal earthquakes. Depending on the concentration of stations in a region, the magnitude (M) level at which earthquake detection is complete varies from approximately 1.4 in parts of the central Coast Ranges to 2.6 in the Klamath Mountain range. However, earthquakes with M<1.0 are routinely detected throughout the network.

The NCSN operates more than 430 stations in northern and central California and records an additional 100 stations maintained by 4 other institutions. It records over 1000 channels of data using a mix of digital and analog systems. Nearly one fourth of the stations in the network are digital with strong motion sensors. As of 2003 the NCSN operates 13 broadband stations and 11 are borehole installations. The remainder of the stations are mostly comprised of short-period vertical-component sensors. The NCSN telemetry system utlizes local collection nodes which are linked to Menlo Park via dedicated microwave, digital satellite telemetry, and leased digital circuits. The network also utilizes direct radio telemetry to Menlo Park and operates an extensive LAN that links urban stations located in the San Francisco Bay region. Available data include triggered waveforms, catalogs of hypocenters, phase and amplitude readings, and first-motion mechanisms.

NCSN Map

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network data availability:
NC NP NN LL PG PX WR BK CI
data access techniques:
SeismiQuery
NetDC
EVT_FAST
Catalog search
data distributed through: Northern California Earthquake Data Center
http://www.ncedc.org/

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center: no details available at this time
http://www.prh.noaa.gov/pr/ptwc/

Pacific Northwest Seismograph Network
University of Washington
http://www.pnsn.org/
brief description:

The PNSN is the regional seismic network for the Pacific Northwest (Washington and Oregon). It includes approximately 120 short-period stations, 40 broad-band stations and 70 strong-motion stations (some are multiple band). Data recording and analysis is at the University of Washington; however there are five remote data collection nodes and three service centers (UofO, CVO, Battelle Northwest). Operation is funded by the US Geological Survey, US Department of Energy and the State of Washington.

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network data availability:
UW UO HW
data access techniques: All of our waveform data are distributed to the general seismic public by IRIS using their access techniques.
data distributed through:

Only reduced data are available from here (Webicorders, catalogs, maps, etc) via the WEB
http://www.pnsn.org/

The rest of the data is distributed through IRIS.


PRSN Univeristy of Puerto Rico: no details available at this time
http://redsismica.uprm.edu/english/

SLU Saint Louis - Coorperative Mid-America Madrid Seismic Network:
no details available at this time
http://www.eas.slu.edu/Earthquake_Center/NM/

SCSN/
SCEDC
Southern California Seismic Network/
Southern California Earthquake Data Center
http://www.data.scec.org/
brief description:

The Southern California Seismic Network (SCSN) is a cooperative project of Caltech and the US Geological Survey. The SCSN has benefited from numerous upgrade projects. TERRAscope, funded by the L. K. Whittier and ARCO Foundations, and NSF, provided the first 28 broadband and strong motion stations in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The TriNet project, 1997 to 2002, funded by FEMA, California OES, USGS, and other partners, increased the number of broadband and strong motion stations to 155 and significantly improved the data communications and processing infrastructure. The California Integrated Seismic Network (CISN) project of Caltech, CGS, USGS, and UC Berkeley (2001 to present) provides funds for continued operation of the SCSN, improved robustness, and migration of operations toward statewide processing.

The Southern California Earthquake Data Center (SCEDC), funded by the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) and other sources, holds the complete data archives for SCSN/CISN from 1932 to present. The SCSN operates one IRIS/GSN station, PAS in Pasadena, California. If you use SCSN data, please include a citation to "Southern California Seismic Network operated by Caltech and USGS" in your work.

SCSN/SCEDC

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network data availability:
CI TS AZ BK CE EN FA LI NC NN NP NR
PB PG RB SB SN TA WR ZY        
data access techniques: EQQuest, catalog search, DHI, STP
http://www.cisn.org
http://www.gps.caltech.edu/seismo/
http://pasadena.wr.usgs.gov
http://www.data.scec.org
data distributed through:  SCEDC; Some data also distributed through IRIS DMC

USGS USGS Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/asl/
brief description:

The ASL DCC is the data collection center for the GSN stations that are operated and maintained USGS.

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network data availability:
TS SS SR RS MS IU IC
HG GT DW CD BK AS  
data access techniques: LISS
data distributed through:

IRIS DMC


USGS Golden: no details available at this time
http://neic.usgs.gov

USGS Menlo Park: no details available at this time
http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/

UUSS logo University of Utah Seismograph Stations
http://www.quake.utah.edu
brief description:

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS), located in Salt Lake City, is the primary earthquake recording, research, and information center serving the state of Utah and neighboring parts of the Intermountain West, including Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. The University of Utah Regional Seismic Network, which integrates regional and urban seismic monitoring, consists of 129 stations in the Utah region (with a mix of 64 short-period, 11 broadband, and 70 strong-motion sensors) and 23 stations in and near Yellowstone National Park (21 short-period and two broadband stations). This network is a key element of the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS). Operations are funded by the U.S. Geological Survey and the State of Utah.

UUSS map

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network data availability:
UU WY
data access techniques:  
data distributed through:

Waveform data from 1981 through present are available from the IRIS data center. Webicorder records and processed data for earthquakes (catalogs, maps, etc.) in the Utah and Yellowstone regions can be found on the UUSS website .


Virginia Tech: The Virginia Tech Seismological Observatory (VTSO) operates a digital seismic network with stations in Virginia and southern West Virginia. Along with other southeastern regional seismic networks and the U.S. National Seismic Network (USNSN), VTSO contributes to earthquake monitoring, information dissemination and seismic hazard assessment objectives in the southeastern United States.
http://www.geol.vt.edu/outreach/vtso/

Weston Observatory: Weston Observatory is a geophysical research laboratory of the Department of Geology and Geophysics at Boston College.
http://www.bc.edu/research/westonobservatory/


revised 2010.04.22