World Seismicity Database

This dataset contains parametric data (epicentre, magnitude, depth, etc) for over one million earthquakes worldwide. The dataset has been compiled gradually over a period of thirty years from original third-party catalogues, and parameters have not been revised by BGS, although erroneous entries have been flagged where found. The dataset is kept in two versions: the complete "master" version, in which all entries for any single earthquake from contributing catalogue are preserved, and the "pruned" version, in which each earthquake is represented by a single entry, selected from the contributing sources according to a hierarchy of preferences. The pruned version, which is intended to be free from duplicate entries for the same event, provides a starting point for studies of seismicity and seismic hazard anywhere in the world.
dataset
:http://data.bgs.ac.uk/id/dataHolding/13480082
English
Geoscientific information
GEMET - INSPIRE themes: BGS Thesaurus of Geosciences:
Seismology
Seismic event
Earthquakes
Historical geology
Free:
NERC_DDC
-180.0000, -90.0000, 180.0000, 90.0000
WORLD [id=100000]
creation: 1975
vector
British Geological Survey
Enquiries
The Lyell Centre, Research Avenue South, EDINBURGH, EH14 4AP, United Kingdom
tel: 0115 936 3142
email: enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Role: distributor
British Geological Survey
Enquiries
The Lyell Centre, Research Avenue South, EDINBURGH, EH14 4AP, United Kingdom
tel: 0115 936 3142
email: enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Role: point of contact
British Geological Survey
Enquiries
The Lyell Centre, Research Avenue South, EDINBURGH, EH14 4AP, United Kingdom
tel: 0115 936 3142
email: enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Role: custodian
British Geological Survey
Enquiries
Murchison House, West Mains Road, EDINBURGH, EH9 3LA, United Kingdom
tel: 0115 936 3142
email: enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Role: distributor
British Geological Survey
Enquiries
Murchison House, West Mains Road, EDINBURGH, EH9 3LA, United Kingdom
tel: 0115 936 3142
email: enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Role: originator

Data Quality

Compiled gradually over a period of thirty years from original third-party catalogues, and parameters have not been revised by BGS, although erroneous entries have been flagged where found.
Equivalent Scale: 1:10000
INSPIRE Implementing rules laying down technical arrangements for the interoperability and harmonisation of Geology
Commission Regulation (EU) No 1089/2010 of 23 November 2010 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards interoperability of spatial data sets and services

Constraints

The copyright of materials derived from the British Geological Survey's work is vested in the Natural Environment Research Council [NERC]. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in a retrieval system of any nature, without the prior permission of the copyright holder, via the BGS Intellectual Property Rights Manager. Use by customers of information provided by the BGS, is at the customer's own risk. In view of the disparate sources of information at BGS's disposal, including such material donated to BGS, that BGS accepts in good faith as being accurate, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the quality or accuracy of the information supplied, or to the information's suitability for any use. NERC/BGS accepts no liability whatever in respect of loss, damage, injury or other occurence however caused.
Either: (i) the dataset is made freely available, e.g. via the Internet, for a restricted category of use (e.g. educational use only); or (ii) the dataset has not been formally approved by BGS for access and use by external clients under licence, but its use may be permitted under alternative formal arrangements; or (iii) the dataset contains 3rd party data or information obtained by BGS under terms and conditions that must be consulted in order to determine the permitted usage of the dataset. Refer to the BGS staff member responsible for the creation of the dataset if further advice is required. He / she should be familiar with the composition of the dataset, particularly with regard to 3rd party IPR contained in it, and any resultant use restrictions. This staff member should revert to the IPR Section (ipr@bgs.ac.uk) for advice, should the position not be clear.

Metadata about metadata

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British Geological Survey
Musson,Roger M W
Murchison House, West Mains Road, EDINBURGH, EH9 3LA, United Kingdom
tel: +44 131 667 1000
email: enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Role: point of contact
2020-09-11
English

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