Natural Hazards in El Salvador
Two earthquake databases for Central America
Published:January 01, 2004
Conrad Daniel Lindholm, Carlos A. Redondo, Hilmar Bungum, 2004. "Two earthquake databases for Central America", Natural Hazards in El Salvador, William I. Rose, Julian J. Bommer, Dina L. López, Michael J. Carr, Jon J. Major
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The 1990s was a period of improved cooperation between the Central American countries, including the field of seismology. As part of the regional cooperation and data integration, two seismological databases for the region were established: (1) a database of all available earthquake focal mechanisms for the region, and (2) a database in which all data from national seismological observatories were integrated, leading to a published regional earthquake bulletin. These databases are potentially valuable for a wide range of analyses, albeit with some limitations. The objective of this paper is to attract attention to the existence of these databases and to encourage the wider use of them.