Institutions & Services
National and international services for survey and documentation of recent and historic earthquakes. Institutions and organisations committed to seismology.
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), Washington, USA
IRIS is a consortium of over 100 US universities dedicated to the operation of science facilities for the acquisition, management, and distribution of seismological data. IRIS programs contribute to scholarly research, education, earthquake hazard mitigation, and verification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.
The seismic monitor displays historic and recent earthquakes on an interactive map.
Swiss Seismological Service (SED), Zurich, Switzerland
The SED at ETH Zurich is the Swiss agency for earthquakes. Its activities are integrated in the federal action plan for earthquake precaution. The SED runs an interesting museum of geophysics and features an earthquake simulator.
Earthquake Education Centre (CPPS), Sitten, Switzerland
The CPPS is an acronym for the French phrase “centre pédagogique pour la prévention en cas de séismes” – the Earthquake Education Centre. It is a complete educational concept covering aspects that range from understanding the occurrence of earthquakes, learning how to protect yourself and giving you the basic skills to help on site. Located in Sitten, Switzerland it also runs a two dimenional earthquake simulator.
GEOFON Seismic Monitor
Geoforschungszentrum (GFZ), Potsdam, Deutschland
Automatic updated interactive map of recent earthquakes. A list provides additional data. The service is provided by the Geoforschungszentrum Potsdam, Germany.
Centre Sismologique Euro-Méditerranéen (CSEM), Paris, Frankreich
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) was founded in 1975, following a recommendation from the European Seismological Commission (ESC). Along with a wealth of seismic data it provides a very good smartphone App that displays actual earthquakes.