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COSMOS Strong-Motion Virtual Data Center


The COSMOS Virtual Data Center, is an unrestricted web portal to strong ground motion records and features:

• Records from the United States and 14 contributing countries for use by the engineering and scientific communities

• Flexible, full range of search methods, including map-based , parameter-entry, and earthquake- and station-based searches

• Display and download options allow users to view data in multiple contexts, extract and download data parameters, and download data files in convenient formats

• COSMOS VDC is supported by funds from the California Geological Survey (CGS), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF)


2013 VDC Factsheet Available



COSMOS is a non-profit organization whose goal is to expand and significantly modernize the acquisition and application of strong-motion data in order to increase public safety from earthquakes.

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