Composite Earthquake Catalog
Note (4/9/2015): The ANSS Comprehensive Catalog (ComCat) contains earthquake source parameters (e.g. hypocenters, magnitudes, phase picks and amplitudes) and other products (e.g. moment tensor solutions, macroseismic information, tectonic summaries, maps) produced by contributing seismic networks. This comprehensive collection of seismic information will eventually replace the ANSS composite catalog hosted by the Northern California Data Center; however, historic regional seismic network catalogs have not yet been fully loaded.
The ANSS (Advanced National Seismic System) composite catalog is a world-wide earthquake catalog that is created by merging the master earthquake catalogs from contributing ANSS institutions and then removing duplicate solutions for the same event. The ANSS earthquake catalog grew out of the efforts of the CNSS (Council of the National Seismic System). It was previously called the CNSS earthquake catalog.
The ANSS catalog currently consists of earthquake hypocenters, orgin times, and magnitudes. We hope to add phase and amplitude readings, as well as first-motion mechanisms and moment tensors in the future.
For information on current earthquakes from the ANSS, see
Information from the ANSS catalog:
- Search the catalog
Use the form to generate your own search of the ANSS catalog.
- Earthquake maps & lists
Examples of seismicity from the ANSS catalog.
Copying the ANSS catalog
The ANSS catalog files are available via anonymous ftp.
ANSS submissions: Input data from the contributing networks
The input data provided by the various networks for the ANSS catalog are available via anonymous ftp.
Information about the ANSS catalog:
- Details of the catalog creation
Description of the process of catalog generation.
- Data availability & catalog caveats
Description of the time period of coverage for contributing networks.
- Source codes for the contributing networks
Table of source codes that identify the contributing network or agency.