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A partial list sites from the World Wide Web related to earthquakes.  The excellent site list shown below is from ETH, Zurich.  It was created by Steve Malone, Research Professor, University of Nevada at Reno with assistance from Femke Goutbeek and Torild van Eck.

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

Advanced National Seismic System (US):
ANSS 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:
The California Geological society - previously known as the Cal. Div. 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 data: earthquake catalogs, weekly reports, selected maps
  • SCEC special login: telnet, login: bulletin (choose the "a" option from the menu, fill in form and account will be e-mailed to you). Accounts are restricted to users interested in phase arrival and waveform data.
Southern California Earthquake Center@UCLA (SCEC):
Stanford University:
UCSD ANZA and other network:
USGS Menlo Park (northern Calif):
  • USGS-General Earthquake Observation System (GEOS) WEB page:
  • E-mail USGS-Menlo Park (northern Calif) - Uses special format to get catalogs only
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, Deprt Earth & Space Sciences:
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):
Idaho National Engineering Lab (INEEL) Seismic Monitoring Program:
Los Alamos Seismic Research Center, LANL, New Mexico
Montana Bureau of Mines Network - Earthquake information:
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):
Mid-America Earthquake Center:
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 - Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
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)




Instituto Nacional de Prevencion Sismica (INPRES)




Observatorio Sismologico, Universidade de Brasilia
Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brasil




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, Universidad de Costa Rica
Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN: ICE-UCR), Universdad de Costa Rica




INSIVUMEH, Guatemala City, Guatemala


El Salvador


Servicio Nacionales de Estudios Territoriales (SNET), 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:
Centro Experimental de Ingenieria (CEI), Technological University of Panama (UTP):




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:
European Strong-Motion Database
European Seismological Commission




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


Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Geophysical Institute:




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/Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (CSEM/EMSC):
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:
Bundesanstalt fur Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Hanover (historical catalogs):
Erdbebendienst Bayern, Germany:
GEOFON 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
Institute of Geosciences, University of Potsdam:




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
Univertiy of Patras - Laboratory of Seismology




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:
Osservatorio Sismico Apuano, Italy:
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 (GNDT of INGV):
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica Vulcanologia, 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:
INGV Sezione di Milano - directory index
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:




Swedish National Seismological Network, Uppsala:




Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zurich (Europe and world-wide catalogs and maps):
  • AutoDRM, E-mail to: - catalogs, station info, wave-forms




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:
Department of Earth Sciences: Seismology. University of Oxford:




Montenegro Seismological Observatory, Podgorica, Yugoslavia:



Institutions in Africa, Asia and Oceania




Departement Etudes et Surveillance Sismique, Algeria


South Asia


Amateur Seismic Center for south Asia:


Southeast Asia


ASEAN Earthquake Information Center (AEIC):




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




China Earthquake Administration: (in English),
and (in Chinese)
China Seismograph Network Data Management Center (CSNDMC):
China Digital Seismograph Network (CDSN): (in Chinese)
Seismological Society of China (SSC):
Hong Kong Observatory




India Meteorological Department




International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Iran




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:




Korea Meteorological Administration




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:




Pakistan Meteorological Department (Geophysics):




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:
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI):
EQnet - General earthquake information index
European Geosciences Union
European Seismological Commission:
Seismological Society of America
Cascade Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW) - public-private coalition
Central United States Earthquake Consortium
Geological Society of America
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:


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