International Federation of Digital Seismograph Networks

AK: Alaska Regional Network

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FDSN Network Information

FDSN code AK Operated by Alaska Earthquake Center, Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks (AEC)
Network name Alaska Regional Network Deployment region United States
Start date Jan. 1, 1987 End date -
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Short description

The Alaska Earthquake Center operates the primary seismic monitoring network and seismic data archive for the state of Alaska. The center is housed in the Geophysical Institute in Fairbanks Alaska. Seismic recording at the university dates back to the early 1930s. Paper helicorder records is from approximately the late 1950s. Select digital data begins in the mid-1980. Continuous waveform data is archived at the center from roughly 1996 to present.

The center operates under a mandate from the Alaska legislature and is the Alaska partner to the Advanced National Seismic System.

Citation Information

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alaska Earthquake Center, Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks (1987): Alaska Regional Network. International Federation of Digital Seismograph Networks. Other/Seismic Network. 10.7914/SN/AK

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Data Availability

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Additional Notes Older, and or additional, data available from the archive curated at the Alaska Earthquake Center

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