Other Links

Earthquake monitoring and processing, earthquake preparedness

  • USGS http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/

    The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is the only U.S.A. Federal agency with responsibility for recording and reporting earthquake activity nationwide,
    and maintains the National Seismic Hazard Model. Citizens, emergency responders, and engineers rely on the USGS for accurate  and timely information on where an earthquake occurred, how much the ground shook in different locations, the expected economic and human impacts, and what the likelihood is of future significant ground shaking.

  • EMSC (CSEM)http://www.emsc-csem.org/#2

    Euro-Mediterranean Seismic Center (EMSC – CSEM) ncollects 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.

  • IRIS : http://geoserver.iris.edu/

    Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) is a consortium of over 120 US universities dedicated to the operation of science facilities for the acquisition, management, and distribution of seismological data. Moreover, IRIS is a 501 nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Delaware with its primary headquarters office located in Washington, DC. IRIS is governed according to By-laws.

  • SED http://www.seismo.ethz.ch/en/home/

    The Swiss Seismological Service (SED) at ETH Zurich is the federal agency for earthquakes. Its activities are integrated in the federal action plan for earthquake precaution.

  • GFZ : http://www.gfz-potsdam.de/en/home/

    German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) is the national research centre for Earth sciences. Research at the GFZ focuses on the geosphere within the highly complex System Earth with its further subsystems, its interacting subcycles, and its wide network of cause-and-effect chains.


  • BGS : http://www.bgs.ac.uk/schoolSeismology/home.html

    The school seismology project enables schools to detect signals from large earthquakes happening anywhere in the world. The sheer destructive power of earthquakes has always held a fascination for children. This project capitalises on this natural interest by making use of earthquakes and seismology as a unifying theme to teach a range of basic science concepts.

  • DIAS : https://www.dias.ie/sis/

    A pilot programme called Seismology in Schools (Seismeolaiocht sa Scoil) was introduced by the Dublin Institute for Advanced studies to 50 primary and secondary schools throughout Ireland in 2007. Currently there are 55 primary and secondary schools in the programme and has now been extended to include colleges, universities and geo-parks.

  • IRIS : http://geoserver.iris.edu/#_

    Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) provides a wide range of education and outreach resources. The mission is to advance awareness and understanding of seismology and earth science while inspiring careers in geophysics.

Greek Institutions

  • ITSAK : http://www.itsak.gr/en/main

    The Institute of Engineering Seismology & Earthquake Engineering (ITSAK) is a research center established in 1979. It has been operating free field strong motion instruments on a national scale (consisting of more than 96 instruments) and a special 3D strong motion array in the Euro-SeisTest. Moreover, two permanent special arrays on structures are maintained by the staff of ITSAK, those of Evripos cable-stayed bridge and a building at Thessaloniki.

  • EPPO : http://www.oasp.gr

    The Earthquake Planning and Protection Organisation (EPPO) was founded in 1983. It is a public entity and supervised by the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks. The purpose of EPPO is the processing and design of earthquake policy of the country within the framework of government guidelines, and the coordination of public and private resources activities for the implementation of this policy.

  • GSCP : http://civilprotection.gr/en