Collect & Disseminate
When an earthquake occurs, to assess as quickly as possible the characteristics of the seismic event is of primary concern for the affected population, the emergency responders, and the seismology community. At the EMSC we provide and maintain an integrated system for rapid determination and dissemination of earthquake parameters (e.g., location, magnitude, felt shaking intensity).
To dispose of reliable and consistent data and information is fundamental to conducting efficient research and evaluation of a seismic event. At the EMSC we promote and coordinate a seismological data bank by collecting seismic data and making them available to other international, national and regional institutes, within and beyond the Euro-Mediterranean area.