Frequently Asked Questions
- About Earthquakes:
- Where can I find out more about earthquakes? Links
- About Searching the Database:
- About the data:
- Where can I find out about the formats the data is found in? Data File Formats
- Where can I find the tables for the Cosmos Format? Cosmos Data Format Tables
- When I try to download data, nothing happens. What's going on?
The COSMOS VDC is a portal to other servers where the data is stored and maintained,
usually by the owner of the data. It may be that their server is temporarily down. In one case, the Nisqually
data served by the USGS EQ Hazard Team, data may not be accessible through Netscape.
If you continue to have problems with retrieving data, please notify the
- How can I download more than one file at a time?
You may zip up to 30 files at a time and download the zipped file. For instructions, see:
About Zipping Files
- About site information:
- Information on Kik-net stations: On the Kiknet site, select 'The observation site map' at the bottom of the page, then find the station you are researching.
- Information on K-Net stations: On the K-Net site, select 'Sites List' at the bottom of the page, then either select the link associated with the station name, or select soil condition data or soil condition gif at the top of the following page, then download the file.
- For most CSMIP stations, you may find S-Wave velocity at 30m and/or a description of site geology on the corresponding COSMOS station page, under "Owner's station page"
If you have any suggestions, we would be delighted to hear them. Please contact us at:
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