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European Strong-Motion Database (ESM)

Within NERA (www.nera-eu.org) Work Package 3 "Networking accelerometric networks and SM data users" and ORFEUS Working Group 5 (http://www.orfeus-eu.org/workinggroups/wg5.html), we are pleased to announce the publication on the web of version 0.1 of the European Strong-Motion Database (ESM).

ESM 0.1 (http://esm.mi.ingv.it) contains about 15000 processed three-component waveforms generated by about 2000 earthquakes with magnitude greater than 4.0, since 1969 in Europe and middle-East. The system collects and uses all relevant, unrestricted waveform data from the European Integrated waveform Data Archive (EIDA, http://www.orfeus-eu.org/eida) after an eartquake (M>=4.0) in the European- Mediterranean region, mainly from the following networks:
Swiss Seismic Network (CH)
French Broadband Seismological Network (FR)
GEOSCOPE (G)
GEOFON (GE)
Italian National Seismic Network (IV)
Bogazici University Kandilli Observatory And Earthquake Research Institute (KO)
French Accelerometrique Network (RA)
Romanian Seismic Network (RO)

A large part of ESM includes offline data made available by major European and Middle East network operators, that have joined ORFEUS Working Group 5:
Iranian Strong Motion Network (I1)
National Observatory of Athens Digital Broadband Network (HL)
ITSAK Strong Motion Network (HI)
National Strong-Motion Network of Turkey (TK)
Italian Strong Motion Network (IT)
Earthquake Engineering Research Centre Iceland (EU)

Many other networks contribute to this waveform collection and the complete list is available at http://esm.mi.ingv.it/static_stage/doc/FDSN_Network_codes.pdf

ESM also includes:
the European Strong-Motion Database (FP5 1998-2002, http://www.isesd.hi.is/)
the ITalian ACcelerometric Archive (ITACA, http://itaca.mi.ingv.it)
the Strong Ground Motion Database of Turkiye (http://kyhdata.deprem.gov.tr/)
the HEllenic Accelerogram Database (HEAD, http://www.itsak.gr/en/page/data/strong_motion/).

Rapid earthquake information is automatically provided by the EMSC-CSEM (http://www.emsc-csem.org), although event metadata are periodically revised according to authoritative sources. All waveforms are manually processed.

The ESM database structure and web interface, developed at INGV - Milan, allows users to query earthquake, station and waveform information and to select and download earthquake waveforms (unprocessed acceleration, processed acceleration, velocity and displacement waveforms can be downloaded after user registration, together with pseudo absolute acceleration and displacement response spectra).
REXELite, a tool for searching a suite of waveforms compatible with a target spectrum, generated according to EUROCODE 8, is also provided (details are available in the web site).

We thank all the co-authors and contributors (http://esm.mi.ingv.it/static_stage/doc/credits_ESM.pdf), and we look forward to receiving your comments and feedbacks.

The ESM working group
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 August 2015 18:44 )  
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