Web services at GEOFON


GEOFON offers access to seismic waveform and station metadata and other information using web services with standard APIs. Anyone may request data and metadata, using any suitable web client.

We offer the following services from geofon.gfz-potsdam.de:

  • fdsnws-station - Inventory for all networks archived at GFZ. A current list of networks is available. In particular, networks which are coordinated as part of EIDA but not archived here are not available by web service. Their metadata can be accessed using our data portal or by other methods. More
  • fdsnws-dataselect - Real time and archive data for those networks archived at GFZ (not other EIDA data centres). You can check availability with our availability database. More
  • fdsnws-event earthquake parameter service contains information about events we have located, back to 1 August 2007. You may also find our long-running eqinfo event catalog helpful. More
  • EIDA's wfcatalog - Detailed waveform metric information including quality control parameters (sample metrics, record header flags, and timing quality) for data archived at GFZ (not other EIDA data centres). More
  • The EIDA routing service - Information used for managing data and products coordinated between the distributed data centres of EIDA. More