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Swiss Seismological Service (SED)
Hosting Legal Entity
ETH Zurich
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Scientific Description
The Swiss Seismological Service (SED) at ETH Zurich is the federal agency responsible for monitoring earthquakes in Switzerland and its neighboring countries and for assessing Switzerland’s seismic hazard. When an earthquake happens, the SED informs the public, authorities, and the media about the earthquake’s location, magnitude, and possible consequences. The activities of the SED are integrated in the federal action plan for earthquake precaution.The SED is a nondepartmental unit of ETH Zurich and reports to the Vice President for Research and Economic Relations. It works in close collaboration with the Institute of Geophysics and the Department of Earth Sciences. The director of the SED, Stefan Wiemer is also a professor of seismology at the Department of Earth Sciences.

RI Keywords
Earthquake monitoring, Earthquakes, Data access
RI Category
Solid Earth Observatories, including Seismological Monitoring Stations
Software Service Facilities
Research Data Service Facilities
Scientific Domain
Earth and Environmental Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Access to Earthquake Monitoring Software
Access the Data Collected at SED Earthquake Monitoring Stations
Access to Parametric Earthquake Data
Date of last update: 18/01/2018
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