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IRIS URL Builder 

  1. Go to: http://service.iris.edu/irisws/timeseries/docs/1/builder/
  2. Select the URL Builder tab
  3. Enter fields as outlined below for Alva’s seismic station


  • Network: GS
  • Station: OK035
  • Location:
    • 00 (for broadband)
    • 20 (for strong motion)
  • Channels (for broadband only)
    • HHZ (vertical motion)
    • HH1 (north-south motion)
    • HH2 (east-west motion)
  • Channels (for strong motion only)
    • HNZ (vertical motion)
    • HN1 (north-south motion)
    • HN2 (east-west motion)
  • Start/End Times
    • Select dates from the drop down menu
    • Modify the time to get at specific events (convert time to 24hr time, then add 6 hours)
      • Example: a 10:30 PM quake’s time on January 6th in Oklahoma should be T04:30:00 on January 7th in the search queue
  • Make sure “Plot” is selected from the Output option near the bottom right of the screen
  • Leave other fields/checkboxes as they are at first, you can experiment with them later to see what they do
  • The link at the bottom of the page will display the plot!  This link can also be copied and shared with others.


Software for managing raw data: Dimas

Dimas uses the “miniseed” output data on the URL Builder described above.


To access other seismic station data around the globe, go to http://ds.iris.edu/mda (or Google search IRIS MDA).  GS is the US Geologic Survey’s network.  Alva’s station is OK035.

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