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News: RfC on three sub-packages of QuakeML 2.0 has started. Find more information on the RfC page.

QuakeML is a flexible, extensible and modular XML representation of seismological data which is intended to cover a broad range of fields of application in modern seismology.

QuakeML is an open standard and is developed by a distributed team in a transparent collaborative manner. QuakeML initially (until version 1.2) covered (only) a basic seismic event description, including moment tensors.

The flexible approach of QuakeML allows further extensions of the standard in order to represent waveform data, macroseismic information, probability density functions, slip distributions, shake maps, and others.

QuakeML version 1.2

Version 1.2 is the latest stable version QuakeML. Schemas and other documentation for version 1.2 can be found here. This is the version that is used in results of event queries to FDSN web services and is supported by data centers around the world.

QuakeML version 2.0

QuakeML 2.0 will be the next major version. It will add many new thematic packages that are currently under development. For three of these packages, a Request for Comments is open, feel free to participate.

If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us at quakeml@sed.ethz.ch.

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