This server is run by the BGS Earthquake Seismology Team to provide web services for downloading and querying metadata about BGS seismic data. These are primarily aimed at machine-to-machine communication to allow BGS to participate as a node in the European Integrated Data Archive (EIDA) network.
The following services are available:
Basic "URL Builder" pages allow manual download of data and metadata from the FDSN web service. Filling in the forms builds a URL with access to the data.
FDSN web services can be accessed via Python-based ObsPy software. The following code snippets query the station and dataselect APIs.
from obspy.clients.fdsn import Client from obspy import UTCDateTime client = Client('http://eida.bgs.ac.uk') # Download station list inventory = client.get_stations(network="GB") print(inventory) # Save and plot data t = UTCDateTime("2019-08-08T16:52:05.2") st = client.get_waveforms("GB", "CCA1", "00", "HHE", t - 2, t + 45, attach_response=True) st.write("Helston-Cornwall.mseed") st.plot()
These data are delivered under the terms of the Open Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement accompanying the reproduced BGS materials: "Contains British Geological Survey materials © UKRI [year]".
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