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Pacific Northwest Seismic Network



The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network seeks to reduce risk within the states of Washington and Oregon by:

  1. monitoring ground motions within the region in order to better understand earthquake and volcano hazards and their impacts on the physical, economic, political, and social environment,
  2. providing the most accurate information about earthquakes and volcanoes as rapidly as possible to public officials, the public, and for education,
  3. advocating comprehensive and cost-effective measures for reducing the harmful effects of earthquakes and volcanoes.

Core Services Offered

Recent seismic activity page: http://www.pnsn.org/req2/

OR-WA earthquake information: http://www.pnsn.org/

Recent ground motions: http://www.pnsn.org/WEBICORDER/BETTER/pnsn_staweb/index.html

Funding Information

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Department of Energy (DOE)
State of Washington
National Science Foundation (NSF)
In-kind support from numerous utilities and volunteers

Reporting Structure

Robert Winglee, Chair, Department of Earth & Space Sciences
Advisory Committee in the ANSS (Advanced National Seismic System)
ANSS Coordinator William Leith
ANSS is a part of the USGS