Waveform clipping due to instrumental limitation is a common problem in seismic data recorded by local and regional networks. With high-amplitude data missing, clipped waveforms, which usually have short epicentral distances and high signal-to-noise ratios, have to be removed from the estimation of magnitudes and other earthquake properties. An efficient automatic algorithm for detecting clipped waveforms can help eliminate artifacts associated with analysis of clipped seismograms. In addition, a reliable algorithm for correcting some clipped waveforms can increase the availability of data closer to the source locations and data for larger magnitude events.

The severity of waveform clipping at a...

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