Surfing the Internet for Earthquake Data

Provided by: Steve Malone; Last updated Dec. 3, 2000

The following are known Internet type connections where original seismic data or seismic research information is available. See the end of the list for several other indexes to related fields. Please send e-mail to with suggested updates to this list.

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Quick links to sections below:
Global - California - Alaska & PNW - Inter-mountain US - Eastern US - Americas - Europe - Africa, Asia & Oceania - Volcanos - Others -

Global or composite earthquake information, research or special services

Council of the National Seismic System (CNSS):
CNSS authoritative composite catalog:
The Consortium of Organizations for Strong-Motion Observation Systems (COSMOS) /DD>
Customized phase arrival-time calculator (by: USGS and University of Alaska)
CTBT Prototype International Data Centre
Geotechnical Engineering Web Resources
International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (IASPEI):
International Seismological Centre, United Kingdom:
IRIS Headquarters:
Data Management Center, - Global Seismograph Network, - IRIS PASSCAL Center, - Education and Outreach.
Multidisciplinary Center For Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER):
NOAA - National Geophysical Data Center - Earthquake Data
USGS - National Strong Motion Program:
USGS National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC):
US National Seismic Net:
Earthquake Hazards Program:
Swiss Seismological Service list of world-wide AutoDRM sites (originator of the AutoDRM):
Reference list to seismology software available on the Internet (provided by ORFEUS):

California Institutions.

U.C. Berkeley Seismograph Station:
Bay Area Government Online (ABAG) earthquake information:
California Division of Mines and Geology, includes SMIP data
Caltech Seismology Lab::
Earthquake Engineering Research Center, UC Berkeley:
EQE International (Engineering information):
Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Server at USC:
Earthquake Engineering at USC:
Humboldt State University, Geology:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Geologic Hazards Projects
Northern Calif. Earthquake Data Center (NCEDE, UC Berkeley/USGS):
Public Seismic Network (San Fransisco area):
Southern California Earthquake Center - Main Page
Southern California Earthquake Data Center@Caltech (SCEC):
U.C. Santa Barbara Institute for Crustal Studies:
Univ. of Southern California, Geophysics Program:
Southern California Earthquake Center@UCLA (SCEC):
Stanford University:
UCSD ANZA and other network:
USGS Menlo Park (northern Calif):
USGS, Pasadena Field Office:

Institutions in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

Univ. of Alaska, Geophysical Institute:
Oregon State University:
University of Oregon -
Univ. of Washington, Geophysics:
West Coast & Alaska Tsunami Warning Center:

Institutions in the inter-mountain US

Albuquerque Seismology Lab (USGS):
Univ. of Arizona (SASO):
Univ. of Colorado - Dept. of Physics (Geophysics Group):
Los Alamos Seismic Research Center, LANL, New Mexico
Montana Bureau of Mines Network - Catalog, Finger:
New Mexico Tech - Geophysics Program:
Univ. of Nevada Reno:
US Bureau of Reclamation (WY, CO):
Univ. of Utah (UUSS):
Wyoming State Geological Survey - Geologic Hazards Section-

Institutions in the Eastern US

Harvard University Seismology:
Indiana State Univ. "IndiSeis":
IRIS Headquarters:
LCSN at LDEO Colombia U.:
University of Memphis - Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI):
Univ. of Michigan, "MichSeis":
MIT Earth Resources Lab:
OhioSeis, Ohio Seismic Network--Ohio Geological Survey
OhioSeis, College of Wooster, Ohio:
Oklahoma Geological Survey:
Saint Louis University:
Princeton University:
Puerto Rico Seismic Network, University of Puerto Rico:
Purdue University - Geophysics Department
Univ. of South Carolina, "SCEPP":
University of Tennessee (Eastern Tennessee Seismic Network):
University of Texas, Institute for Geophysics - Earthquake Studies:
Virginia Tech Geological Sciences:
Washington University, Saint Louis, MO (Seismology):
Weston Observatory of Boston College:

Western Hemisphere Institutions (outside the US)

Canadian National Earthquake Hazards Program:
Cegep de Jonquiere, Quebec, Canada:
Lithoprobe Seismic Processing Facility, Canada:
Pacific Geoscience Centre - Western Canadian National Earthquake Hazards Program:
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, TECHMAT station
Southern Ontario Seismic Network (SOSN):
Simon Fraser University, BC Canada - Custom earthquake map:

Seismic Research Unit - Trinidad West Indes

Servicio Sismologico Nacional - Universidad de Chile:

OSSO - Observatorio Sismologico del Sur Occidente, Cali, Colombia

Costa Rica
Observatorio Vulcanologico y Sismologico de Costa Rica. OVSICORI-UNA:
Laboratorio de Ingenieria Sismica, Universdad de Costa Rica

El Salvador
Departamento de Investigaciones Sismologias, San Salvador:

University of Honduras - Geophysics:

Instituto de Geofisica, UNAM:
Servicio sismologico Natcional - Mexico

Instituto Nicaraguense de Estudios Territoriales - Direccion de Geofisica:

Instituto de Geociencias de la Universidad de Panama:

Instituto Geofisico del Peru:

Laboratorio de Geofisica, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela
Fundacion Venezolana de Investigaciones Sismologicas (Funvisis), Venezuela

Regional Centers
Regional Center for Seismology for South America (CERESIS):
Centro Sismologico de America Central (CASC):
Middle America Seismograph Consortium (MIDAS):
SALSA (Scientific ALliance for South America):
Laboratorio de Geofmsica de la Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela:
The University of the West Indies, Seismic Research Unit

European Institutions

A more complete list of European/Mediterranean area seismograph network operators can be found at:

Zentralanstalt fur Meteorologie und Geodynamik, (Geophysik), Austria
Osterreichischen Gesellschaft fur Erdbebeningenieurwesen und Baudynamik (OGE):

Royal Observatory of Belgium -Seismology:

Czech Republic
Czech Geophysical Institute, Prague, Czech Republic:
Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic:
Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic:

University of Helsinki, Institute of Seismology

Centre Sismologique Euro-Mediterraneen (CSEM):
GEOSCOPE Data Center of IPGP:
Reseau SISMALP, Observatoire de Grenoble, France:
Reseau Sismique Provence, Marseille, France:
Reseau National de Surveillance Sismique, France (ReNaSS):
Tres Grande Resolution Sismologique, Universite de Nice, France (TGRS):

Baden-Wuerttemberg Geological Survey, Erdbebendienst:
Erdbebendienst Bayern, Germany:
GEOFONE data center (Potsdam, Germany):
Goethe-Universitat, Frankfurt; Institut fur Meteorologie und Geophysik:
German Earthquake Damage Analysis Center:
Institut fur Geophysik (GERESS), Bochum, Germany
Grafenberg Seismological Observatory (SZGRF):
Seismic Data Analysis Center (SDAC), Bundesanstalt fur Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Hannover, Germany
University of Munich - Department of Geophysics
Geologische Dienst Nordrhein-Westfalen:
Univ of Karlsruhe - Geophysical Institute:
Geol. Institut, Abteilung Erdbebengeologie, Universität zu Köln

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Geophysics), Greece
Athens University, Department of Geophysics-Geothermy
Greek National Observatory of Athens - Geodynamic Institute:
Institute of Engineering Seismology and Earthquake Engineering, Thessaloniki

GeoRisk Ltd., Budapest (seismicity and earthquake hazards):

Icelandic Meteorolgical Office, Department of Geophysics:

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies Geophysics:

The Geophysical Institute of Israel:

Italian Experimental Seismic Network:
Laboratorio di Geofisica, Camerino University, Italy:
The I.G.G. Seismic Network (Genoa University, Italy):
Friuli Experimental Seismic Network, Venezia Giulia, Italy
Gruppo Nazionale per la Difesa dai Terremoti (CNR):
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica, Italia (MedNet, Italian Telemetered Seismic Network, and other):
Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale, Udine
Istituto di Ricerca sul Rischio Sismico, Milano e Istituto per le Tecnologie Informatiche Multimediali, Milano:
Servizio Sismico Nazionale, Italia (National Seismic Service of Italy):
Universita di Trieste, Italia (Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra):
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy (Structure and non-linear dynamics of the earth group):
Osservatorio Geofisico Sperimentale di Macerata, Italy:
Sistema Poseidon - Sicilia orientale, Italy
Osservatorio Vesuviano, Napoli, Italy

The Netherlands
Network of Autonomously Recording Seismographs - NARS, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
ORFEUS Data Center (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute - KNMI):

Institute of Solid Earth Physics, University of Bergen
NORSAR (Research Council of Norway):

Polish Academy of Sciences of Institute of Geophysics, Warszawa, Poland:

Instituto Geofisico do Infante D. Luis, Portugal

Instituto de Meteorologia, Portugal

Romania National Institute for Earth Physics (RONIEP):

Kola Regional Seismological Center (KRSC), Russian Academy of Science
Moscow IRIS Data Analysis Center (MDC):
Russian Academy of Sciences. Planetary Geophysics. Moscow, Russia:
Russian Academy of Sciences. Geophysical Survey. Obninsk -

Geophysical Survey of Slovenia:

Instituto Andaluz de Geofisica, Spain
Institut Cartografic de Catalunya, Barcelona:
Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra 'Jaume Almera', Barcelona:
Instituto Geografico Nacional (IGN) - Madrid, Spain:

Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zurich (Europe and world-wide catalogs and maps):

Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute (Turkey):
Special Kocaeli (Izmit) Earthquake Pages: (mirror of Turkish site)
Ministry of Public Works and Settlement, Earthquake Research Department, Republic of Turkey:
Tubitak MRC Earth Sciences Research Institute:

United Kingdom
U of Bristol Earthquake Engineering Research Centre:
British Geological Survey, Global Seismology Research Group:
Edinburgh, Scotland:

Montenegro Seismological Observatory, Podgorica, Yugoslavia:

Institutions in Africa, Asia and Oceania

South Asia
Amateur Seismic Center for south Asia:

Southeast Asia
ASEAN Earthquake Information Center (AEIC):

Departemetn Etudes et Surveillance Sismique, Algeria

Australian Geological Survey, Australian Seismological Centre:
Australian National University, (RSES Seismology):
University Of Queensland Advanced Centre for Earthquake Studies:
Seismology Research Centre, Melbourne:

China Center of Digital Seismic Network (in Chinese):
China Digital Seismic Network (in Chinese):
Hong Kong Observatory

India Meteorological Department

Earthquake Research Institute at the University of Tokyo:
Geological Survey of Japan - Earthquake Research:
Kyoshin Net (K-NET) - Japan strong-motion data center of NRI for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention
Fundamental Research on Earthquakes and Earth'S Interior Anomalies- (Freesia) of NIED, Japan - broad-band network:
National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED), Japan - home page:

Malaysian Meteorological Service, Seismological Services-

Institut Scientifique, Rabat, Morocco (Dipartement de Physique du Globe):

Nepal National Seismological Center

New Zealand
Victoria University, Institute of Geophysics, New Zealand
Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences:

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology

South Africa
Geological Survey of South Africa, Seismic Research Unit

Broadband Array in Taiwan for Seismology (BATS):
Central Weather Bureau - Taiwan Seismic Information,

Seismic information relating to volcanic activity.

Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO):
Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO):
Mount Erebus Volcanic Observatory (New Mexico Tech):
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (USGS/HVO):
USGS Volcano Hazards Program - Long Valley Caldera:
Yellowstone Caldera seismicity - Univ. of Utah:

Links to more general Volcanology information.

Michigan Technological University Volcanoes Page:
Jonathan Dehn's "The Volcanic Homepage" (most complete listings found):
Smithsonian Institution - Global Volcanism Program:
US Geological Survey general volcano pages:
Volcanosurfing pages by Hugues Dufumier:

Other useful references

American Geophysical Union:
Advanced National Seismic System (USA)
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI):
EQnet - General earthquake information index
European Geophysical Society
European Seismological Commission:
Seismological Society of America
Cascade Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW) - public-private coalition
Central United States Earthquake Consortium
Missouri Seismic Safety Commission:
Western States Seismic Policy Council (WSSPC):
Seismolinks to a comprehensive list of general seismological resources:
General Tsunami information and resources - C.E. University of Washington:

Instructions for obtaining seismic data without a WEB browser.

Finger USAGE:
`finger quake@machine.domain'
`ftp machine.domain' ; login: anonymous ; password: e-mail_address
E-mail USAGE:
mail autodrm@machine.domain ; include text: `PLEASE HELP'. Detailed instructions will be e-mailed back to you.
Bulletin Board USAGE:
`telnet (or rlogin) machine.domain' ; login: special name and password.

Referenced by the NSF sponsored UniGuide Academic Guide to the Internet.