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Real Time Information and Earthquake Notification services

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EMSC collects real time parametric data (source parmaters and phase pickings) provided by 70 seismological networks of the Euro-Med region. These data are provided to the EMSC either by email or via PDL (Product Distribution Layer). The collected data are automatically archived in a database, made available via an autoDRM, and displayed on the web site. The collected data are automatically merged to produce automatic locations which are sent to several seismological institutes in order to perform quick moment tensors determination.

For potentially destructive earthquakes, the EMSC operates an Earthquake Notification Service in which email/SMS/fax are disseminated to the registered end-users within 20-30 minutes on average after the earthquake occurrence. This service is free and registration is available here. The real time information services are purely automatic and deals with all events reported by the data contributors while the Earthquake Notification Service is a manual one, where the email/SMS notifications are disseminated by a seismologist on call to the end-users. The way the real time information services work is described in details in the following document:

Present contributions

AEArizona Broadband Seismic Network, Arizona Geological SurveyUSA
AGArkansas Seismic Network, Arkansas Geological SurveyUSA
AKAlaska Regional Network, University of Alaska-FairbanksUSA
AOArkansas Seismic Observatory, University of Arkansas at Little RockUSA
ARNorthern Arizona Network, Arizona Earthquake Information CenterUSA
ATAlaska Tsunami Warning Seismic System, West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning CenterUSA
AUSTGeoscience Australia, Canberra, ACT, AustraliaAustraliaCamberra
AVAlaska Volcano Observatory, USGS - Anchorage, University of Alaska, Geophysical InstituteUSA
AZANZA Regional Network, University of California, San Diego - USGS Menlo ParkUSA
BEOSeismological Survey of SerbiaSerbiaBelgrad
BERUniversity of BergenNorwayBergen
BGRBundesanstalt fur Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, German Regional Seismograph NetworkGermanyHannover
BGSBritish Geological SurveyUnited KingdomEdinburgh
BGSGBritish Geological Survey (Global Network)United KingdomEdinburgh
BKBerkeley Digital Seismic Network (BDSN)USA
BRAEarth Science Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Department of SeismologySlovakiaBratislava
BUCNational Institute for Earth PhysicsRomaniaBucharest
BUDMTA CSFK GGI Kövesligethy Radó Seismological ObservatoryHungaryBudapest
CCCascade Chain Volcano Monitoring, USGS/Cascade Volcano ObservatoryUSA
CECalifornia Strong Motion Instrumentation Program, California Geological Survey - Earthquake EngineeringUSA
CGCoso Microearthquake Network, Geothermal Program Office, US Navy, China LakeUSA
CISouthern California Seismic Network, California Institute of Technology / USGS - PasadenaUSA
CNRMCentre National de la Recherche Scientifique et TechniqueMoroccoRabat
COSouth Carolina Seismic Network, University of South Carolina at ColumbiaUSA
CRAACentre de Recherche en Astronomie, Astrophysique et GéophysiqueAlgeriaAlgiers
CUCariUSGS Caribbean Network, USGS, Albuquerque Seismological LaboratoryUSA
CWBCentral Weather BureauChinese Taipei
CYPGeological Survey DepartmentCyprusNicosia
DDADisaster and Emergency Management Presidency, Earthquake DepartmentTurkeyAnkara
DHMRNational Seismological Observatory CenterYemenDhamar
DJABadan Meteorologi, Klimatologi dan GeofisikaIndonesiaJakarta
DJIObservatoire Géophysique d'ArtaDjiboutiDjibouti
DSNDubai Seismic NetworkDubaiDubai Municipality
EPUTEP Seismic Network, University of Texas, El PasoUSA
ETCERI Southern Appalachian Seismic Network, University of MemphisUSA
GFUGeophysical Institute of the Academy of SciencesCzech RepublicPrague
GFZGeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ)GermanyPotsdam
GIIGeophysical Institute of Israel, Seismology DivisionIsraelTel Aviv
GNSGeonet, GNS scienceNew Zealand Avalon
GRALNational Center for Geophysical ResearchLebannonBeirut
GSRCGeophysical Survey of the Russian Academy of SciencesRussiaObninsk
GUCDepartamento de Geofísica, Universidad de ChileChileSantiago
HSNCTechnological Educational Institute of Crete, Seismological Network of CreteGreeceChania
HVHawaiian Volcano Observatory Network, Hawaiian Volcano ObservatoryUSA
HWHanford Washington Seismic Network, Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryUSA
ICCInstituto Cartografic i Geologic de CatalunyaSpainBarcelona
IEIdaho National Engineering Laboratory, University of Utah, Network ContactUSA
IGUTInstitute of Geophysics, University of TehranIranTehran
IIIRIS/IDA Network, University of California, Scripps Institute of OceanographyUSA
IMODepartment of Geophysics, Icelandic Meteorological OfficeIcelandReykjavik
IMPInstituto Português do Mar e da AtmosferaPortugalLisbon
INGVInstituto Nazionale di Geofisica e VulcanologiaItalyRoma
INMTInstitut National de MétéorologieTunisiaTunis
IPECInstitute of Physics of the EarthCzechBrno
IRSARomanian Institute for Applied SeismologyRomaniaBucharest
ISNIraqi Meteorological Organisation and Seismology, Seismological DepartmentIraqBaghdad
IUIRIS/USGS Network, USGS Albuquerque Seismological LaboratoryUSA
IWIntermountain West Seismic Network, United States Geological SurveyUSA
KANKandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research InstituteTurkeyIstanbul
KYKentucky Seismic and Strong Motion Network, Kentucky Geological SurveyUSA
LBLeo Brady Network, Sandia National LaboratoryUSA
LDLamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia UniversityUSA
LDGLaboratoire de Détection et de GéophysiqueFranceBruyères-le-Châtel
LEDLandsamt für Geologie, Rohstoffe und BergbauGermanyBaden Wuerttemberg
LIMInstituto Geofísico del PerúPerúLima
LJUAgencija Republike Slovenije za okolje, Seismological OfficeSloveniaLjubljana
LVVCarpathian Seismological Department, Ukraine Academy of ScienceUkraineLviv
MADInstituto Geografico NacionalSpainMadrid
MBMontana Regional Seismic Network, Montana Bureau of Mines and GeologyUSA
MCSMUkrainian NDC, Main Center of Special MonitoringUkraineKiev
MLTMalta Seismic Network, Seismic Monitoring and Research Unit (SMRU), University of MaltaMaltaMsida
MNSNMalaysian Meteorological Department, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MalaysiaMalaysiaPetaling Jaya
MOLDInstitute of Geophysics and GeologyMoldovaChisinau
MONDirection de l'Environnement, de l'Urbanisme et de la ConstructionMonacoMonaco
MSOMontenegro Seismological ObservatoryMontenegroPodgorica
NCUSGS Northern California Regional Network, USGS-Menlo Park, CaliforniaUSA
NCMSNational Center of Meteorology and SeismologyUnited Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi
NDIIndia Meteorological Department, New Delhi, IndiaIndiaNew Delhi
NENortheastern United States Networks, Boston CollegeUSA
NEICNational Earthquake Information Center, U.S. Geological SurveyUSAGolden
NEWSNorwegian Seismic ArrayNorwayKjeller
NMCooperative New Madrid Seismic Network, St. Louis University and University of MemphisUSA
NNWestern Great Basin/Eastern Sierra Nevada, University of Nevada, RenoUSA
NNCKazakhstan National Data CenterKazakhstanAlmaty
NOANational Observatory of Athens, Geodynamic InstituteGreeceAthens
NORNorwegian Seismic ArrayNorwayKjeller
NPUnited States National Strong-Motion Network, USGS - National Strong-Motion ProgramUSA
NQNetQuakes, USGS Menlo Park, CaliforniaUSA
NRIANational Research Institute of Astronomy and GeophysicsEgyptCairo
NSCNational Seismological Centre, Department of Mines and GeologyNepalKathmandu
NSSCNational Syrian Seismological CentreSyriaDamas
NSSPNational Survey of Seismic ProtectionArmeniaYerevan
OCAGéoAzur, Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Valbonne, FranceFrance
ODCORFEUS Data CenterNetherlandsDe Bilt
OGSIstituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica SperimentaleItalyTrieste
OHOhio Seismic Network, Ohio Geological SurveyUSA
OKOklahoma Seismic Network, University of OklahomaUSA
OMANEarthquake Monitoring Center of Oman , Sultan Qaboos UniversityOmanMuscat
PDAInstituto Português do Mar e AtmosferaPortugalAzores Delegation
PEPenn State Network, Penn State UniversityUSA
PGPacific Gas and Electric, Diablo Canyon, California, USAUSA
PIVSPhilippine Inst. of Volcanology and Seismology, Quezon City, PhilippinesPhilippinesManila
PRPuerto Rico Seismic Network (PRSN) and Puerto Rico Strong Motion Program (PRSMP), University of Puerto Rico at MayaguezUSA
PTPacific Tsunami Warning Seismic System, Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, Ewa Beach, HawaiiUSA
QUIEscuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito, EcuadorEcuadorQuito
REUS Bureau of Reclamation Seismic Networks, US Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Federal CenterUSA
RNSRéseau National de Surveillance SismiqueFranceStrasbourg
RSNCRed Sísmica Nacional de Colombia, INGEOMINAS, Bogotá, ColombiaColombiaBogotá
RSSCRepublican Seismic Survey Center or Azerbaijan National Academy of SciencesAzerbaidjanBaku
SASNSouth African Seismological NetworkSouth AfricaPretoria
SCNew Mexico Tech Seismic Network, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, New MexicoUSA
SESoutheastern Appalachian Cooperative Seismic Network, Virginia Tech, University of Memphis, Tennessee Valley Authority, and University of North CarolinaUSA
SEDSwiss Seismological ServiceSwitzerlandZürich
SEOKorean Meteorological AdministrationSouth KoreaSeoul
SFSan Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD), Stanford University and USGS Menlo Park, Earthscope ProjectUSA
SGSSaudian National Seismological NetworkSaudi ArabiaRiyad
SIKSeismological Institute of Kosovo/UNMIKKosovo/UNMIKPristina
SKOSeismological ObservatoryFYROMSkopje
SNSNUppsala Seismic NetworkSwedenUppsala
SOFNational Institute in Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography - BASBulgariaSofia
SORSRepublic Hydrometeorological InstituteBosnia-HerzogovinaBanja Luka
SPGMDepartement des Sciences de la TerreMoroccoRabat
THEAristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of GeophysicsGreeceThessaloniki
THRInternational Institute for Earthquake Engineering and SeismologyIranTehran
TIFSeismic Monitoring Centre of GeorgiaGeorgiaTbilisi
TIRInstitute of Geosciences, Energy, Water and EnvironmentAlbaniaTirana
TRNUniversity of the West Indies, St. Augustine, TrinidadTrinidad and TobagoSt. Augustine
UCCRoyal Observatory of BelgiumBelgiumBrussels
UCRSeccion de Sismología, Univ. de Costa Rica, San José, Costa RicaCosta-RicaSan José
UNMServicio Sismologico Nacional, Instituto de Geofísica, UNAMMexicoMexico City
UOUniversity of Oregon Regional Network, University of OregonUSA
UPSLUniversity of Patras Seismological LaboratoryGreecePatras
USUS National Seismic Network, ANSS Backbone of the USGS-NEIC and USGS-ASL and Earthscope Project of IRISUSAGolden
UUUniversity of Utah Regional Network, University of Utah Seismograph StationsUSA
UWPacific Northwest Regional Seismic Network, University of Washington, SeattleUSA
UZBKInstitute of Seismology, Uzbekistan Academy of SciencesUzbekistanTashkent
VAOInst. de Astron., Geof. e Ciências Atmos., Univ. de São Paulo, BrazilBrazil
WARWarsaw seismic networkPolandWarsaw
WRCalifornia Division of Water Resources, California Division of Water ResourcesUSA
WYYellowstone Volcano Observatory Seismic Network, University of Utah Seismograph StationsUSA
ZAGSeismological Survey, University of ZagrebCroatiaZagreb
ZAMGZentralAnstalt für Meteorologie und GeodynamikAustriaVienna

Frequently Asked Questions (for data contributors)

Which type of data should be sent?
What are the main criteria for data contribution?
How must a data contributor provide real time data ?
Is there a magnitude limit for contributions?
Is there a time limit to send data contribution?
Should the data be automatic or manual?
Is data redundancy a problem?
What are the main technical specifications a contributor should follow?
What can contributors get?
What type of data can be included in a special report?