The service aggregates publicly available data about earthquake events, including seismic waveforms, wave velocities, and arrival times at specified locations. Listed services are EventID, which maps dynamically event identifiers to allow the identification of a same event between different seismological institutions. FDSN EVENT, which conforms to the FDSN-Event standards and provides all the EMSC event data available, Flinn-Engdahl Lookup, Moment Tensors, Rupture Models, which recovers all rupture models from the SRCMOD database of Martin Mai (which is the database of finite-fault rupture models of past earthquakes), Testimonies for citizen testimonies, and (near) Realtime Notification. Data are available in the specialized QuakeML format. API methods support retrieval of reports on seismic events, including search for specific events, lists of recent events, and details about each one such as location and magnitude. Methods also provide information about seismic waveforms detected, the velocity of their movement, and projected arrival times at specified locations.
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The Earthquake Data Portal API provides event information in both SOAP and REST-style services. For SOAP, the information is provided in QuakeML format. For REST, information is in either QuakeML or JSON formats. Users can do Event Searches, review Latest Events and look at Event Details. Data on seismic waveforms and their velocity are also provided, including the ability to predict arrival times and locations after they have been detected. The API will identify the data providers within the Seismolink network.