SCSN Catalog Change History
These pages describe any changes in Southern California Seismic Network real time processing, post processing, or in Southern California Earthquake Data Center catalog archival that might be of interest to users of the earthquake catalog. Catalog users may also want to review our SCEDC Archive Information page. Since August 18, 2012, daily versions of SCSN and SCEDC format catalog files are stored on GitHub. Thank you for your interest in southern California seismicity!
June 13, 2013 Changes in Real Time Processing Parameters
The Southern California Seismic Network (SCSN) made changes to its real time event detection software which should improve its accuracy in detecting events as well as determining accurate locations and magnitude. The change was to add the no_S_on_Z parameter to binder.
April 23, 2013 Update to Data Processing Protocol
Due to a recent confluence of moderately high seismicity, more stations to process, and level staffing, we have been forced to make some changes in the earthquake catalog processing. These changes went into effect at the time of the March 2013 Anza sequence. Prior to April 2013, we made every reasonable effort to place every impulsive pick at the correct time, and some emergent picks as well. This procedure improved the locations, but also caused long delays in getting large sequences processed.
If an earthquake passes through this process, it has an “I” or “intermediate” processing state, which flags the event for further review at a later time. If activity is low, or there is some reason it is efficient or necessary to completely time an earthquake, it moves to an “F” or “finalized” processing state. This means analysis has been completed for this event.
As we have time, we may be able to go back and finalize most of the earthquakes in question.
We also continue to work on finalizing the unfinished El Mayor Cucupah earthquakes in April and May 2010.
April 17, 2013 Changes in real time processing parametersThe Southern California Seismic Network (SCSN) made changes to its real time event detection software which should improve its accuracy in detecting events as well as determining accurate locations and magnitude. A detailed list is as follows:
- ChannelNumberMapByNet NEZ PB
- ChannelNumberMapByNet ZNE CI
- ChannelNumberMapByNet ZNE CE
- ChannelNumberMap ZNE
- MinCutoffDist 20.0
- MaxCutoffDist 200.0
- StepCutoffDist 20.0
- DefaultCutoffDist 150.0
- UseCITwindows 0
- PostSMult 1.0
- PostBuffer 1.0
August 18, 2012 SCSN and SCEDC catalog files daily versioned at GitHubIn response to the user community, we are now putting our catalog files, both SCSN and SCEDC format in version control at GitHub. The repository is https://github.com/SCEDC/SCEDC-catalogs