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PG&E Central Coast Seismic Network operated by Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Overview

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) operates a diverse seismic instrumentation program for monitoring seismic activity throughout its territory in California. The primary purpose of the program is to provide access to earthquake data by PG&E engineers and seismologists for rapid response to earthquakes that affect PG&E's critical buildings and facilities. PG&E currently has 98 strong motion instruments; 10 at dams, 28 at substations, 21 at power plants, and 39 in buildings. As part of a partnership with PG&E, California Geological Survey (CGS) owns and operates 25 of the instruments at substations and buildings. Of the 21 instruments at power plants, 19 are weak and strong motion instruments that comprise the Central Coast Seismic Network (CCSN), located along the south-central CA coast. CCSN data are streamed to PG&E-San Francisco for analysis and shared with the USGS Menlo Park where it is integrated with other data from the Northern California Seismic Network (NCSN).

Network Code: PG

Station Information



PG Information Directory, including

Data Access

Several tools provide access to SEED format data at the NCEDC, both in terms of querying the archives and allowing data requests.

Help on using these tools is available.

Several tools provide access to SEED format data at the NCEDC, both in terms of querying the archives and allowing data requests.

Help on using these tools is available.