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Strong Motion Earthquake Data Values of Digitized Strong-Motion Accelerograms, 1933-1994
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    fileIdentifier:  gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.hazards:G01145
    language:  eng; USA
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    contact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
        organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI> National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
        positionName:  Hazards Data Manager
        contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
            address:  (CI_Address)
                deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway
                city:  Boulder
                administrativeArea:  CO
                postalCode:  80305-3328
                country:  USA
                electronicMailAddress:  haz.info@noaa.gov
        role:  (CI_RoleCode) pointOfContact
    dateStamp:  2018-07-30
    metadataStandardName:  ISO 19115-2 Geographic Information - Metadata - Part 2: Extensions for Imagery and Gridded Data
    metadataStandardVersion:  ISO 19115-2:2009(E)
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    identificationInfo:  (MD_DataIdentification)
        citation:  (CI_Citation)
            title:  Strong Motion Earthquake Data Values of Digitized Strong-Motion Accelerograms, 1933-1994
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  1996-04-13
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) publisher
            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                individualName:  Nicolas Arcos
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
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                        voice:  (303) 497-3158
                        facsimile:  (303) 497-6513
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                        deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway, Mail Code E/NE42
                        city:  Boulder
                        administrativeArea:  CO
                        postalCode:  80305-3328
                        country:  USA
                        electronicMailAddress:  haz.info@noaa.gov
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        abstract:  The Strong Motion Earthquake Data Values of Digitized Strong-Motion Accelerograms is a database of over 15,000 digitized and processed accelerograph records from 1933 to 1994. Data were obtained from a variety of structural and geologic environments. Most of the data are available in three levels of processed files. The first type of file contains raw (uncorrected) time, history data points digitized from the analog accelerogram. The second is a filtered, instrument corrected version of the time, history data. This file also contains calculated velocities and displacements obtained by the integration and double integration of the corrected accelerations. The third type of file includes the calculated Fourier and response spectra data. The data are from the United States, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, El Salvador, Fiji, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. This database is static and is no longer being updated.
        purpose:  Provide strong motion earthquake data for engineering research
        status:  (MD_ProgressCode) completed
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            individualName:  Nicolas Arcos
            organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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                    city:  Boulder
                    administrativeArea:  CO
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                    country:  USA
                    electronicMailAddress:  haz.info@noaa.gov
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        resourceMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
            maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) notPlanned
            maintenanceNote:  There are no plans to update the data in this collection.
        graphicOverview:  (MD_BrowseGraphic)
            fileName: https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/hazard/img/accel.gif
            fileDescription:  Accelerograph image of the Imperial Valley Aftershock May 19, 1940 at El Centro, California.
            fileType:  jpg
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  Earth Science > Solid Earth > Seismology > Earthquake Dynamics
            keyword:  Earth Science > Solid Earth > Seismology > Earthquake Occurrences
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                date:  (CI_Date)
                    date:  2018-03-15
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                edition:  8.6
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                    organisationName:  NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Earth Science Data and Information System
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                            linkage: https://earthdata.nasa.gov/about/gcmd/global-change-master-directory-gcmd-keywords
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                            description:  The information provided on this page seeks to define how the GCMD Keywords are structured, used and accessed. It also provides information on how users can participate in the further development of the keywords.
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        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  Accelerographs
            keyword:  Accelerometers
            keyword:  Digitizer
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                            linkage: https://earthdata.nasa.gov/about/gcmd/global-change-master-directory-gcmd-keywords
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                            description:  The information provided on this page seeks to define how the GCMD Keywords are structured, used and accessed. It also provides information on how users can participate in the further development of the keywords.
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            keyword:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            keyword:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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                            description:  The information provided on this page seeks to define how the GCMD Keywords are structured, used and accessed. It also provides information on how users can participate in the further development of the keywords.
                            function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) custodian
        resourceConstraints:  (MD_Constraints)
            useLimitation:  Produced by the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
        resourceConstraints:  (MD_LegalConstraints)
            accessConstraints:  (MD_RestrictionCode) otherRestrictions
            otherConstraints:  Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
        language:  eng; USA
        topicCategory:  (MD_TopicCategoryCode) geoscientificInformation
        extent:  (EX_Extent)
            geographicElement:  (EX_GeographicBoundingBox)
                westBoundLongitude:  -178.
                eastBoundLongitude:  178.
                southBoundLatitude:  -45.
                northBoundLatitude:  62.
            temporalElement:  (EX_TemporalExtent)
                extent:
                  TimePeriod:
                    beginPosition:  1933-03-11
                    endPosition:  1994-01-17
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    contentInfo:  (MI_CoverageDescription)
        attributeDescription:
          RecordType:  Event Date
        contentType:  (MD_CoverageContentTypeCode) physicalMeasurement
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    contentInfo:  (MI_CoverageDescription)
        attributeDescription:
          RecordType:  Earthquake Parameters
        contentType:  (MD_CoverageContentTypeCode) physicalMeasurement
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Earthquake Name
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  The name of the earthquake, usually associated with the geographic location, such as Valparaiso Earthquake.
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  State
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  The State abbreviation where the earthquake occurred.
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Country
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  The Country where the earthquake occurred.
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Latitude
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  Distance measured north or south from the equator. Distance north is positive, distance south is negative.
            maxValue:
              Real:  90.00000
            minValue:
              Real:  -90.00000
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  decimal degrees
                name:  decimal degrees
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Longitude
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  Longitude is measured from the Prime Meridian (which is the north/south line that runs through Greenwich, England), values measured east are positive and values measured west are negative.
            maxValue:
              Real:  180.00000
            minValue:
              Real:  -180.00000
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  decimal degrees
                name:  decimal degrees
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Focal Depth
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  The depth of the earthquake is given in kilometers, positive downward.
            maxValue:
              Real:  0
            minValue:
              Real:  700
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  kilometers
                name:  kilometers
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Magnitude
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  The value in this column contains the earthquake magnitude. The type of magnitude (Ms, mb, etc.) is in the Mag Type column. The magnitude is a number that characterizes the relative size of an earthquake. Magnitude is based on measurement of the maximum motion recorded by a seismograph. Several scales have been defined, but the most commonly used in the earthquake strong motion database are local magnitude (ML), commonly referred to as "Richter magnitude," surface-wave magnitude (Ms), and body-wave magnitude (Mb).
            maxValue:
              Real:  0.0
            minValue:
              Real:  9.9
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI)
            definition:  The Modified Mercalli Intensity (Int) is given in Roman Numerals (converted to numbers in the digital database).
            rangeElement:
              Record:  I. Not felt except by a very few under especially favorable circumstances.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  II. Felt only by a few persons at rest, especially on upper floors of buildings. Delicately suspended objects may swing.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  III. Felt quite noticeably indoors, especially on upper floors of buildings, but many people do not recognize it as an earthquake. Standing motor cars may rock slightly. Vibration like passing truck. Duration estimated.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  IV. During the day felt indoors by many, outdoors by few. At night some awakened. Dishes, windows, and doors disturbed; walls make creaking sound. Sensation like heavy truck striking building. Standing motorcars rock noticeably.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  V. Felt by nearly everyone; many awakened. Some dishes, windows, etc., broken; a few instances of cracked plaster; unstable objects overturned. Disturbance of trees, poles, and other tall objects sometimes noticed. Pendulum clocks may stop.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  VI. Felt by all; many frightened and run outdoors. Some heavy furniture moved; a few instances of fallen plaster or damaged chimneys. Damage slight.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  VII. Everybody runs outdoors. Damage negligible in buildings of good design and construction slight to moderate in well built ordinary structures; considerable in poorly built or badly designed structures. Some chimneys broken. Noticed by persons driving motor cars.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  VIII. Damage slight in specially designed structures; considerable in ordinary substantial buildings, with partial collapse; great in poorly built structures. Panel walls thrown out of frame structures. Fall of chimneys, factory stacks, columns, monuments, walls. Heavy furniture overturned. Sand and mud ejected in small amounts. Changes in well water. Persons driving motor cars disturbed.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  IX. Damage considerable in specially designed structures; well-designed frame structures thrown out of plumb; great in substantial buildings, with partial collapse. Buildings shifted off foundations. Ground cracked conspicuously. Underground pipes broken.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  X. Some well-built wooden structures destroyed; most masonry and frame structures destroyed with foundations; ground badly cracked. Rails bent. Landslides considerable from river banks and steep slopes. Shifted sand and mud. Water splashed over banks
            rangeElement:
              Record:  XI. Few, if any (masonry), structures remain standing. Bridges destroyed. Broad fissures in ground. Underground pipelines completely out of service. Earth slumps and land slips in soft ground. Rails bent greatly.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  XII. Damage total. Waves seen on ground surfaces. Lines of sight and level distorted. Objects thrown upward into the air.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  Magnitude Type
            definition:  The type of earthquake magntitude.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  MB = Body-wave magnitude
            rangeElement:
              Record:  MC = Coda or duration magnitude
            rangeElement:
              Record:  MJ = Probably MS magnitude
            rangeElement:
              Record:  M = Unknown magnitude
            rangeElement:
              Record:  MS = Surface wave magnitude
            rangeElement:
              Record:  ML = Local magnitude
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    contentInfo:  (MI_CoverageDescription)
        attributeDescription:
          RecordType:  Station Geographic Parameters
        contentType:  (MD_CoverageContentTypeCode) physicalMeasurement
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Station Name
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  The name of the acclerograph station.
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Station Name
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  The name of the acclerograph station.
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Station Name
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  The name of the acclerograph station.
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Station Latitude
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  Distance measured north or south from the equator. Distance north is positive, distance south is negative.
            maxValue:
              Real:  90.00000
            minValue:
              Real:  -90.00000
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  decimal degrees
                name:  decimal degrees
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Station Longitude
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  Longitude is measured from the Prime Meridian (which is the north/south line that runs through Greenwich, England), values measured east are positive and values measured west are negative.
            maxValue:
              Real:  180.00000
            minValue:
              Real:  -180.00000
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  decimal degrees
                name:  decimal degrees
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Epicentral Distance
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  The distance from the earthquake source to the accelerograph station location.
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  kilometers
                name:  kilometers
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    contentInfo:  (MI_CoverageDescription)
        attributeDescription:
          RecordType:  Station Site Parameters
        contentType:  (MD_CoverageContentTypeCode) physicalMeasurement
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Component
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  Description not provided.
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Floor
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  The Floor number where the accelerograph is located. -1 is the basement and 99 is the roof.
            maxValue:
              Real:  99
            minValue:
              Real:  -1
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Site Geology
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  The site geology of the accelerograph station.
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  Structure
            definition:  The type of structure the accelerograph is housed in.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  B = BUILDINGS
            rangeElement:
              Record:  D = DAMS
            rangeElement:
              Record:  BR = BRIDGES
            rangeElement:
              Record:  U = UTILITIES
            rangeElement:
              Record:  F = FREE FIELD
            rangeElement:
              Record:  M = MISCELLANEOUS
        rangeElementDescription:  (MI_RangeElementDescription)
            name:  Site Geology Coefficient
            definition:  A general description of the accelerograph station Site Geology.
            rangeElement:
              Record:  S1 = BEDROCK AND HARD ROCK
            rangeElement:
              Record:  S2 = SEDIMENTARY AND CONGLOMERATED ROCK
            rangeElement:
              Record:  S3 = SOIL AND GLACIAL TILL
            rangeElement:
              Record:  S4 = ALLUVIUM AND UNCONSOLIDATED DEPOSITS
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    contentInfo:  (MI_CoverageDescription)
        attributeDescription:
          RecordType:  Ground Motion Parameters
        contentType:  (MD_CoverageContentTypeCode) physicalMeasurement
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Uncorrected Acceleration
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  The peak uncorrected or raw acceleration value in cm/sec2. The term "uncorrected" indicates that a digitized or digitally recorded time series has received no processing that involves any hypotheses as to the character or frequency content of the ground motions or recording instruments. An "uncorrected" analog-recorded time series has been corrected only for uneven film transport with time, for transverse motion of the film as it moved longitudinally through the recorder, and for angular tilts between the baselines of adjacent scan segments of long records. Time series derived from both analog and digitally recorded data have been shifted to have zero mean; and have been converted from digitization units or volts to units of cm/sec/sec (ordinates) and seconds (abscissas).
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  cm/sec2
                name:  cm/sec2
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Corrected Acceleration
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  The peak corrected acceleration value in cm/sec2. The "correction" process may apply baseline corrections, bandpass filters (removing noise contamination) and instrument correction (as necessary, to remove the effects of frequency-dependent instrument response) to a time series.
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  cm/sec2
                name:  cm/sec2
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Maximum Velocity
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  The maximum velocity in cm/sec. For analog data and some of the digitally recorded data, the velocity time series are derived by integrating the corrected acceleration time series. For some digitally recorded data, the velocity is derived by integrating the baseline-corrected but unfiltered acceleration time series and then filtering the velocity.
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  cm/sec
                name:  cm/sec
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Maximum Displacement
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  The maximum displacement in cm. For analog data and some of the digitally recorded data, the displacement time series are derived by integrating the velocity time series. For some of the digitally recorded data, the displacement time series are derived by doubly integrating the baseline-corrected but unfiltered acceleration time series and then filtering the displacement.
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  centimeter
                name:  centimeter
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    contentInfo:  (MI_CoverageDescription)
        attributeDescription:
          RecordType:  Tape Files
        contentType:  (MD_CoverageContentTypeCode) referenceInformation
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Uncorrected Tape
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  All of the digitized strong motion data are arranged into sets grouped by either triggering events or geographic regions. These sets are identified by a particular data set number (such as SM-USACA01 or SM-TAI04). Most of the data sets include three types of processed records: uncorrected (raw), corrected (filtered), and response spectra (includes Fourier spectra). Each data set is distributed with documentation containing (when available) information on the triggering earthquakes, recording stations, record processing procedures, and data format. These data were originally available on a three-volume CD collection. The contents of each volume are available for download. The UNC TAPE column indicates the directory the dataset of interest is located. The datasets are listed in the /data directory and the files are located in the /records directory under the dataset directory. The UNC FILE column indicates the file number for a particular record. Volume 1: California records for 1933-1988, Montana, Nevada, and Washington records Volume 2: California records for 1989-1994 and all other non-California USA records Volume 3: Non-USA records
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Uncorrected File
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  All of the digitized strong motion data are arranged into sets grouped by either triggering events or geographic regions. These sets are identified by a particular data set number (such as SM-USACA01 or SM-TAI04). Most of the data sets include three types of processed records: uncorrected (raw), corrected (filtered), and response spectra (includes Fourier spectra). Each data set is distributed with documentation containing (when available) information on the triggering earthquakes, recording stations, record processing procedures, and data format. These data were originally available on a three-volume CD collection. The contents of each volume are available for download. The UNC TAPE column indicates the directory the dataset of interest is located. The datasets are listed in the /data directory and the files are located in the /records directory under the dataset directory. The UNC FILE column indicates the file number for a particular record. Volume 1: California records for 1933-1988, Montana, Nevada, and Washington records Volume 2: California records for 1989-1994 and all other non-California USA records Volume 3: Non-USA records
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Corrected Tape
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  All of the digitized strong motion data are arranged into sets grouped by either triggering events or geographic regions. These sets are identified by a particular data set number (such as SM-USACA01 or SM-TAI04). Most of the data sets include three types of processed records: uncorrected (raw), corrected (filtered), and response spectra (includes Fourier spectra). Each data set is distributed with documentation containing (when available) information on the triggering earthquakes, recording stations, record processing procedures, and data format. These data were originally available on a three-volume CD collection. The contents of each volume are available for download. The UNC TAPE column indicates the directory the dataset of interest is located. The datasets are listed in the /data directory and the files are located in the /records directory under the dataset directory. The UNC FILE column indicates the file number for a particular record. Volume 1: California records for 1933-1988, Montana, Nevada, and Washington records Volume 2: California records for 1989-1994 and all other non-California USA records Volume 3: Non-USA records
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Corrected File
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  All of the digitized strong motion data are arranged into sets grouped by either triggering events or geographic regions. These sets are identified by a particular data set number (such as SM-USACA01 or SM-TAI04). Most of the data sets include three types of processed records: uncorrected (raw), corrected (filtered), and response spectra (includes Fourier spectra). Each data set is distributed with documentation containing (when available) information on the triggering earthquakes, recording stations, record processing procedures, and data format. These data were originally available on a three-volume CD collection. The contents of each volume are available for download. The UNC TAPE column indicates the directory the dataset of interest is located. The datasets are listed in the /data directory and the files are located in the /records directory under the dataset directory. The UNC FILE column indicates the file number for a particular record. Volume 1: California records for 1933-1988, Montana, Nevada, and Washington records Volume 2: California records for 1989-1994 and all other non-California USA records Volume 3: Non-USA records
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Response Tape
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  All of the digitized strong motion data are arranged into sets grouped by either triggering events or geographic regions. These sets are identified by a particular data set number (such as SM-USACA01 or SM-TAI04). Most of the data sets include three types of processed records: uncorrected (raw), corrected (filtered), and response spectra (includes Fourier spectra). Each data set is distributed with documentation containing (when available) information on the triggering earthquakes, recording stations, record processing procedures, and data format. These data were originally available on a three-volume CD collection. The contents of each volume are available for download. The UNC TAPE column indicates the directory the dataset of interest is located. The datasets are listed in the /data directory and the files are located in the /records directory under the dataset directory. The UNC FILE column indicates the file number for a particular record. Volume 1: California records for 1933-1988, Montana, Nevada, and Washington records Volume 2: California records for 1989-1994 and all other non-California USA records Volume 3: Non-USA records
        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Response File
                attributeType: (unknown)
            descriptor:  All of the digitized strong motion data are arranged into sets grouped by either triggering events or geographic regions. These sets are identified by a particular data set number (such as SM-USACA01 or SM-TAI04). Most of the data sets include three types of processed records: uncorrected (raw), corrected (filtered), and response spectra (includes Fourier spectra). Each data set is distributed with documentation containing (when available) information on the triggering earthquakes, recording stations, record processing procedures, and data format. These data were originally available on a three-volume CD collection. The contents of each volume are available for download. The UNC TAPE column indicates the directory the dataset of interest is located. The datasets are listed in the /data directory and the files are located in the /records directory under the dataset directory. The UNC FILE column indicates the file number for a particular record. Volume 1: California records for 1933-1988, Montana, Nevada, and Washington records Volume 2: California records for 1989-1994 and all other non-California USA records Volume 3: Non-USA records
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    distributionInfo:  (MD_Distribution)
        distributionFormat:  (MD_Format)
            name:  ASCII
            version: (unknown)
        distributor:  (MD_Distributor)
            distributorContact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI> National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                positionName:  Hazards Data Manager
                contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                    address:  (CI_Address)
                        deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway
                        city:  Boulder
                        administrativeArea:  CO
                        postalCode:  80305-3328
                        country:  USA
                        electronicMailAddress:  haz.info@noaa.gov
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) pointOfContact
            distributionOrderProcess:  (MD_StandardOrderProcess)
                fees:  Free on the web
        transferOptions:  (MD_DigitalTransferOptions)
            transferSize:
              Real:  187.3
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: https://ngdc.noaa.gov/nndc/struts/form?t=101650&s=34&d=34
                protocol:  http
                name:  Strong Motion Data Catalog Inventory Search
                description:  Use this form to search the inventory of record descriptions from NGDC's Strong Motion Earthquake database. The record desriptions include the date, time, location, magnitude of the earthquake; the name, location, structure type, floor number, site geology, and epicentral distance of the station; and the peak accelerograph record parameters.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) search
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MD_ScopeCode) dataset
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            statement:  The database was started in the 1970s. The purpose was to provide access to raw and processed earthquake strong motion data to earthquake engineers.
            processStep:  (LI_ProcessStep)
                description:  The database was started in the 1970s.
                processor:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    individualName:  Natural Hazards Data Manager
                    organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) custodian
            source:  (LI_Source)
                description:  The data are from the United States, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, El Salvador, Fiji, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan.
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MD_ScopeCode) dataset
        report:  (DQ_CompletenessCommission)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  The data are high quality and many of the records are considered ?design records? and are still used by earthquake engineers today. The National Geophysical Data Center, as the World Data Center, collected US as well as non-US records. The database is complete through 1994.
            result: (unknown)
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MD_ScopeCode) repository
            levelDescription:  (MD_ScopeDescription)
                other:  NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            processStep:  (LE_ProcessStep)
                description:  NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2015-04-22T00:00:00
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    metadataMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
        maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) unknown
        maintenanceNote:  This record was automatically modified on 2015-10-01 to include references to NCEI where applicable.
        contact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
            individualName:  Anna J Milan
            organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            positionName:  Metadata Specialist
            contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                    voice:  (303) 497-5099
                    facsimile:  (303) 497-6513
                address:  (CI_Address)
                    deliveryPoint:  Mail Code E/NE52
                    deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway
                    city:  Boulder
                    administrativeArea:  CO
                    postalCode:  80305-3328
                    country:  USA
                    electronicMailAddress:  Anna.Milan@noaa.gov
                hoursOfService:  9:00 - 5:00 Mountain
            role:  (CI_RoleCode) pointOfContact