Data Center Description
The International Seismological Centre is a non-governmental organization charged with the final collection, analysis and publication of standard earthquake information from all over the world. Earthquake readings are received from almost 3,000 seismograph stations representing every part of the globe.
The Centre's main task is to re-determine earthquake locations making use of all available information, and to search for new earthquakes, previously unidentified by individual agencies. Its output is available as a series of publications, in printed form or on compact disks. In addition, special consulting work is carried out on request. The Centre's publications are a source of fundamental data for application to seismological problems such as the structure of the Earth, earthquake mechanism and prediction: but its definitive lists of earthquakes are also invaluable in many other fields including the estimation of seismic hazard for engineering and insurance purposes.