At a meeting in Hanoi on 23 August 2001, the IASPEI Commission on Seismological Observation and Interpretation decided to set up a Working Group on Standard Phase Names. The working group has put together a modified standard nomenclature of seismic phases that is meant to be concise, consistent, and self-explanatory on the basis of agreed rules. We did not try to create a complete list of all phases. The list is open to further development. The list is not meant to satisfy specific requirements of seismologists to name various phases used in a particular type of research. Instead, it is...

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