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SeismoArchives

Seismogram Archives of Significant Earthquakes of the World

Earthquake Archives

"... old seismograms, if properly interpreted, provide invaluable information on earthquakes
  in the past, and every effort should be made to save them, regardless of their quality, from
  possible loss and to make copies in an easily readable form."          Hiroo Kanamori (1988).


I. Introduction

The purpose of these International Digital Earthquake Archives (IDEAs)  is to preserve earthquake data, specially seismograms, for future research.    

For example, Hiroo Kanamori used seismograms recorded at Debilt, the Netherlands to demonstrate that the 1960 Chile and the 1964 Alaskan earthquakes are indeed "Great Earthquakes", much larger than other "great earthquakes", such as, 1952 Kamchatka and 1963 Kurile earthquakes, 1923 Kanto and 1924 Mindanao, 2001 Peru (Pasadena), and 2001 Peru (KEV).    

Seismograms, data, and related materials of selected earthquakes are stored in archives as computer data files so that they are freely accessible via the Internet, and seismograms (in originally scanned resolution) are downloadable from the IRIS Data Management Center.    

Volunteers and donors are welcome.  Please contact William H.K. Lee at: lee@usgs.gov .


II. International Digital Earthquake Archives

1. 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Archive dedicated to Prof. A.C. Lawson and Prof. H.F. Reid

2. 1906 Aleutian Is. Earthquake Archive in Memory of Prof. Donald B. Scott.

3. 1906 Valparaiso (Chile) Earthquake Archive in Memory of Prof. Donald B. Scott

4. 1909 Taipei (Taiwan) Earthquake Archive in Memory of Prof. Ta-You Wu

5. August 14, 1939 Cuban Earthquake Archive

6. July 29, 1943 Puerto Rico Earthquake Archive

7. July 30, 1943 Puerto Rico Earthquake Archive (aftershock)

8. August 4, 1946 Hispaniola Earthquake Archive (mainshock, event 1 of 3)

9. August 8, 1946 Hispaniola Earthquake Archive (aftershock, event 2 of 3)

10. October 4, 1946 Hispaniola Earthquake Archive (aftershock, event 3 of 3)

11. April 21, 1948 Hispaniola Earthquake Archive (late aftershock)

12. June 28, 1948 Fukui (Japan) Earthquake Archive in Memory of Prof. Masayuki Kikuchi

13. May 31, 1953 Hispaniola Earthquake Archive

14. 1957 Daly City (California) Earthquake Archive in Memory of Mr. Manuel G. "Doc" Bonilla (in preparation)

15. 1960 Great Chilean Earthquake Archive in Honor of Prof. Hiroo Kanamori (in preparation)

16. 1962 Qazvin (Iran) Earthquake Archive

17. 1963 Skopje (Macedonia) Earthquake Archive

18. 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake Archive in Honor of Dr. George Plafker

19. 1964 Niigata (Japan) Earthquake Archive in Memory of Prof. Keiiti Aki

20. 1965 Rat Island (Aleutian) Earthquake Archive dedicated to Prof. William Stauder, S.J. (in preparation)

21. 1965 Puget Sound (USA) Earthquake Archive in Honor of Prof. Robert S. Crosson

22. 1966 Gisborne (New Zealand) Earthquake Archive

23. 1966 Uganda-Zaire Earthquake Archive

24. 1966 Parkfield (California) Earthquake Archive in Memory of Dr. Jerry P. Eaton

25. 1966 Varto (Turkey) Earthquake Archive

26. 1967 Huila (Colombia) Earthquake Archive

27. 1967 Caracas (Venezuela) Earthquake Archive

28. 1967 Koyna (India) Earthquake Archive

29. 1968 Valle del Belice (Italy) Earthquake Archive

30. 1968 Tokachi-oki (Japan) Earthquake Archive in Memory of Prof. Tokuji Utsu

31. 1968 Inangahua (New Zealand) Earthquake Archive dedicated to Dr. Robin D. Adams
(in preparation)

32. 1968 San Martin (Peru) Earthquake Archive

33. 1968 Dasht-e-Bayaz (Iran) Earthquake Archive

34. 1969 Sardo (Ethiopia) Earthquake Archive dedicated to Prof. Pierre Gouin, S.J. (in preparation)

35. 1970 Dagestan (Russia) Earthquake Archive

36. 1970 Peru Earthquake Archive in Honor of Dr. Eric Robert "Bob" Engdahl (in preparation)

37. 1970 Peru-Ecuador Earthquake Archive

38. 1971 San Fernando (California) Earthquake Archive

39. 1972 Managua (Nicaragua) Earthquake Archive in Honor of Mr. Robert D. Brown
(in preparation)

40. 1987-1988 Gulf of Alaska Earthquake Archive in Memory of Dr. John C. Lahr


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