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Section 2.4: Seismology


The GEOFON program consists of a seismic network (GE Network) with global coverage, a seismological data centre (GEOFON DC) and a global seismic monitoring system (GEOFON EQinfo). These three pillars are part of the MESI research infrastructure of the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences. aiming at facilitating research in seismology. GEOFON provides real-time seismic data, access to its own and third party data from our archive facilities as well as global and rapid earthquake information. The GEOFON seismological software development effort can be considered the fourth module of the GEOFON Program. Among the software we provide to the community is the SeisComP3 package that we use for all our operations. Data, services, products and software openly distributed by GEOFON are used daily by hundreds of users and data centres worldwide.

Additional information is at the GEOFON web page, http://geofon.gfz-potsdam.de/

Contact: geofon@gfz-potsdam.de


The plate boundary observatory in Chile is a multi-parameter observational network operated jointly by several sections of the GFZ and external partners.

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