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Seismicity Catalog Collection, 2150 BC to 1996 AD

The Seismicity Catalog Collection is a compilation data on over four million earthquakes dating from 2150 BC to 1996 AD from NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center and U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center. The data include information on epicentral time of origin, location, magnitudes, depth and other earthquake-related parameters. This database is static and is no longer being updated.
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Online Access
  • Seismicity Catalog Collection, 2150 BC to 1996 AD (download)
    Seismicity Catalog Collection contains data on over four million earthquakes dating from 2150 BC to 1996 AD. The data include information on epicentral time of origin, location, magnitudes, depth and other earthquake-related parameters. The database is static and is no longer being updated.
  • Online access is not available for this resource
Distribution Formats
  • ASCII
Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI> National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Point of Contact Paula Dunbar
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-6084
Paula.Dunbar@noaa.gov or haz.info@noaa.gov
Documentation links not available.
Date(s)
  • publication: 1996-06-15
Dataset Progress Status Complete
Data Update Frequency: Not planned
Supplemental Information:
SE-31, New Catalog of Strong Earthquakes in the USSR from Ancient Times through 1977 (1982). NGSDC-4, Reevaluation of Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale for Earthquakes using Distance as SE-35, Documentation of Earthquake Algorithms (1984). KGRD 23, The Natural Hazards Data Resources Directory (NHRAIC Special Publication No. 21) (1990). SE-49, Catalog of Significant Earthquakes, 2150 BC - 1991 AD SE-41, Directory of Seismograph Stations - East Asia (1985)
Purpose: Environmental and hazard impact studies, Research
Use Limitations
  • Produced by the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
  • While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Point(s) of Contact
  • Paula Dunbar
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publisher(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Time Period: -2150-00-00 to 1996-09-30
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 90.000000
S: -90.000000
E: 180.000000
W: -180.000000
Spatial Coverage Map:
Theme keywords
  • Earth Science > Interior & Crust
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > Seismology > Earthquake Occurrences
  • INFOTERRA > Disasters > Catastrophic phenomena > Earthquakes
  • INFOTERRA > Lithosphere > Seismic activity > Seismic activity
  • INFOTERRA > Lithosphere > Seismic monitoring > Seismic monitoring
  • INFOTERRA > Disasters > Catastrophic phenomena > Tsunami
  • Epicenter
  • Hypocenter
  • Seismology
Data Center keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Place keywords
  • Global
Project keywords
  • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
Use Constraints No constraint information available
Fees
  • Free on the web
Lineage information for: repository
Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Last Modified: 2015-10-01
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