Modern seismic networks can record high-quality digital data and transmit them back to a data-collection center in near real-time. This allows seismologists to monitor any ongoing seismic activity efficiently by determining the parameters of each earthquake, such as epicentral location and local magnitude. In addition, more recent developments during the last decade have made possible the inversion of regional waveforms for moment tensor derivation (e.g.. Ekström et al., 1998; Kao and Jian, 1999; Pondrelli et al., 2002). All such waveform processing can be performed fully automatically, giving scientists the opportunity to have a...

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