About SPUD

SPUD Version 3.0

The Searchable Product Depository (SPUD) is the IRIS DMC's primary data product management system. Complementing the DMC's SEED and assembled data archives, which contain time series recordings, the SPUD system primarily contains derivative data products of other types (images, movies, etc.) created either at the DMC or by members of the community.

For users SPUD is the query and access point for these products. The web interfaces allow users to search for products using customized queries across product and event details. Users can search across all product types at once or within specific product types. SPUD also has web service interfaces for programmatic discovery and access to the data products.

If any products from SPUD are used in your research please be sure to cite the identified author of the product and the IRIS DMS [Citation Information].

About Moment Tensor Products

Global Centroid-Moment-Tensors from the GCMT project at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory are available through SPUD within minutes after their publication. Initial quick-CMT solutions are shown and are later updated to GCMT solutions when updates arrive. The download button gives users the full NDK format solution. For more info, visit: www.globalcmt.org.

Citing Global Centroid-Moment-Tensor Products

If you use Moment Tensors in publications, please cite according to the instructions at:


When citing this Moment Tensor page please use the Digital Object Identifier (DOI):


Moment Tensor Help

The page displays information for individual Moment Tensors.

The centroid origin is displayed next to the primary origin from the IRIS database followed by the moment tensor details.

Moment Tensor for MW 6.1 (GCMT) NEPAL icon
Centroid Event
Date-Time (UTC): 2015-05-12 07:36:59
Location: NEPAL
Latitude, Longitude: 27.370 °, 86.350 °
Magnitude: 6.1 MW
Depth: 20.1 km
Author: Global CMT Project
Catalog, Contributor: GCMT, GCMT
Date-Time (UTC): 2015-05-12 07:36:54
Location: NEPAL
Latitude, Longitude: 27.625 °, 86.162 °
Magnitude: 6.3 mww (us)
Depth: 15.0 km
Author: us
Catalog, Contributor: NEIC PDE, us
Related Products:
CMT Details
Event ID C201505120736A
Timestamp: S-20150808123510
CMT Version: Final
NDK Version: V10
Reference Catalog: PDEW
Source Zero Trace
Moment Rate Fn: TRIHD
Half Duration: 2.8
Depth Determination: FREE
Scalar Moment 1.963 e+25 (dyne-cm)
Focal Mechanism
Moment Tensor (Exponent: 25, Units: dyne-cm)
Principal Axes (Length Exponent: 25, Units: dyne-cm)
NameAzimuth (°)Plunge (°)Length
Nodal Planes
NameStrike (°)Dip (°)Rake (°)
Data Used in Inversion
TypeStationsComponentsShortest Period (s)
Body Waves192140
Mantle Waves6893125
Surface Waves10819950
Event Location
Source NDK
PDEW 2015/05/12 07:36:54.5  27.62   86.16  15.0 0.0 6.3 NEPAL                   
C201505120736A   B: 19   21  40 S:108  199  50 M: 68   93 125 CMT: 1 TRIHD:  2.8
CENTROID:      5.1 0.2  27.37 0.01   86.35 0.02  20.1  1.0 FREE S-20150808123510
25  1.370 0.083 -1.540 0.052  0.172 0.043  1.240 0.108  0.137 0.105  0.426 0.025
V10   1.872 67 335   0.183 12  95  -2.053 19 190   1.963 299 28  116  90 65   77

Other Formats
Other Products For This Event
Product TypeDescriptionOrganization
Global ShakeMovie syntheticGlobal ShakeMovie synthetic for MW 6.1 NEPALIRIS
Surface-Wave Radiation PatternsSurface-Wave Radiation Patterns for MW 6.1 NEPALIRIS DMC
Event PlotsEvent Plots for MB 6.3 NEPALIRIS DMC