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Northern California Earthquake Data

earth observation earthquakes seismology


This dataset contains various types of digital data relating to earthquakes in central and northern California. Time series data come from broadband, short period, and strong motion seismic sensors, GPS, and other geophysical sensors.

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NCEDC hereby grants the non-exclusive, royalty free, non-transferable, worldwide right and license to use, reproduce and publicly display in all media public data from the Northern California Seismic Network. Please cite the "NCEDC (2014), Northern California Earthquake Data Center. UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory. Dataset. doi:10.7932/NCEDC." for any research publications using this data.


Managed By

Northern California Earthquake Data Center

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How to Cite

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Resources on AWS

  • Description
    Seismic waveform data (miniSEED format), metadata (FDSNStationXML format) and earthquake catalog (CSV & Hypoinverse formats)
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    AWS Region
    AWS CLI Access (No AWS account required)
    aws s3 ls --no-sign-request s3://ncedc-pds/

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