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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)



2014 VDC Factsheet

The 2014 VDC Factsheet is now 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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