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Update on the Center for Engineering Strong-Motion Data (CESMD)

September 20, 2022

he Center for Engineering Strong-Motion Data (CESMD), an internationally utilized joint center of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the California Geological Survey (CGS), provides a unified access point for earthquake strong-motion records and station metadata from the CGS California Strong-Motion Instrumentation Program (CSMIP), the USGS National Strong-Motion Project (NSMP), the USGS Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS), and other affiliates. The CESMD works closely with the ANSS and with the Consortium of Organizations for Strong-Motion Observation Systems (COSMOS) to engage with strong-motion networks in the U.S. and other countries to receive, process, and post records. The CESMD has recently developed new tools to facilitate access to strong-motion data and metadata for use in post-earthquake response and scientific research applications. The Center provides raw and processed strong-motion data via its Engineering Data Center (EDC) and the Virtual Data Center (VDC) web portals, currently hosting more than 60,000 records with peak ground accelerations greater than 0.1% g, from over 3,000 earthquakes. This short paper provides updates of the available strong-motion data, station metadata, recent enhancements and developments of the tools, and applications that are made available to users for accessing strong-motion data.

Publication Year 2022
Title Update on the Center for Engineering Strong-Motion Data (CESMD)
Authors L. Hagos, H. Haddadi, Lisa Sue Schleicher, Jamison Haase Steidl, Lind Gee, M. Dhar
Publication Type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Index ID 70239434
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earthquake Science Center