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Recent Earthquakes |Earthquake stations worldwide

Earthquake stations worldwide

You can find the network of national and international earthquake stations and the traces of recent seismic recordings here (Source partly Wikipedia):

Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)

The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), headquartered in Hanover, is a higher federal authority within the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and acts as a central geoscientific institution providing advice to the Federal Government.

Amongst other things, the BGR fulfils Germany’s obligations under the international Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) on behalf of the Federal Government. To this end, it operates the national CTBT data centre, where explosion waves of potential nuclear weapon tests are recorded even over large distances. In addition, the BGR monitors the global seismic activities at the Central Seismological Observatory of the Federal Republic of Germany.

German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)

The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, formerly called Potsdam Research Centre for Geosciences until 16 June 2008, is the national research centre for geosciences in Germany. It is located in the Albert Einstein Science Park on the Telegrafenberg hill in Potsdam.

The GFZ is subdivided into five departments as well as the “Geoengineering Centres and Scientific Infrastructures”. One department is, for example, the department of “Geophysics”: earthquake risk and early warning, geophysical deep sounding, geomagnetism, seismology, geodynamical modelling, seismic hazard and stress field.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)

The United States Geological Survey (USGS for short) is a scientific authority under the U.S. Ministry of the Interior. The USGS is the most important institute for official cartography in the U.S.

The motto of the USGS is “science for a changing world”. The longest-running projects of the U.S. Geological Survey include investigations of the San Andreas Fault. In particular, surveys in the Californian community of Parkfield, which was the epicentre of the 1857 Fort Tejon earthquake, are to contribute to improving the forecast of earthquakes.