January 22, 2022

Searchable Databases of Historic Earthquake Info (Both Global and Regional Data)

1. NEIC (via USGS) Earthquake Search

The database (three ways to access data) contains data for M2.5 and greater U.S. earthquakes and M4.5 and greater Worldwide earthquakes.

Data goes back (depending on region) a couple of thousand years.

2. ANSS (Advanced National Seismic System) Search
Includes info for earthquakes M0 and greater in the U.S.

Even more searchable databases (aka catalogs) by region available here.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.