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Tools typically refers to online (or web-based) applications that you do not download directly to your computer. The IRIS DMC offers a wide array of online tools for interrogating our data holdings and generating files in a number of formats.

Name Description Interface Data Type Data Format
Assembled Data

Browse pre-assembled data sets, mostly from temporary deployments.

Query Form Time Series

Request data by email. This is the most common way to make a data request.

Email Time Series SEED
BUD Monitor

Near-real time miniSEED data holdings that have not yet been formally archived.

Monitor Dataless SEED
Data Channels Wizard

An interactive tool for exploring the 3-character SEED format for time series channel codes (BHZ, LHE, etc.).

Dataless Request

A web form allowing direct request of a Dataless SEED file.

Query Form Dataless SEED
Event Monitor

Quick overview of any event, along with links to all IRIS tools that provide information about that event.

Browse Events

A browsable map of stations by network, time range, and a variety of other parameters.


An interactive map service for viewing Earthquake Epicenters superimposed on a map of the world.

Browse Events QuakeML

Metadata Aggregator shows information about networks, stations, and instruments.

Browse Dataless SEED

(BETA) A set of web services providing data quality metrics such as latency, gaps, and availability.

API Data Quality

Allows BREQ_FAST-like requests to be sent to multiple data centers.

Email Time Series SEED

Quality Analysis Control Kit provides tools for browsing and reporting on seismic signal quality.

Browse Data Quality

Forms for making relatively direct queries to the primary DMC database.

Query Form Time Series Events SEED
Seismo Archives

Seismograms and related materials dating back to 1882 that have been digitized for preservation and electronic access.

Browse Time Series

Searchable Products Database provides a browsable/searchable interface into most of the products at IRIS.

Browse Products
Station Monitor

Quickly see current and historical waveform data for a particular station.

Browse Time Series

A web-based interface for submitting BREQ_FAST requests.

Query Form Time Series SEED MiniSEED Dataless SEED
Web Services

Retrieve a wide variety of information via HTTP-based services. Includes APIs for Java, MATLAB, and others.

API Time Series Events MiniSEED StationXML QuakeML
Wilber 3

Browse and request event-based data using a Google Maps interface.

Browse Time Series Events SEED MiniSEED SAC

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