by A.F. Shakal, C.D. Peterson, A.B. Cramlet and R.B. Darragh
Shakal, A.F., C.D. Peterson, A.B. Cramlet and R.B. Darragh (1995). CSMIP Near-Real-Time Strong Motion Monitoring System: Rapid Data Recovery and Processing for Event Response. SMIP95
Seminar on Seismological and Engineering Implications of Recent Strong-Motion Data, p. 1 - 10.
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Recent developments in accelerographic instruments and communication technology have made
possible significant advances in the monitoring and reporting of earthquake strong motion.
The California Strong Motion Instrumentation Program (CSMIP) has developed and implemented an
economical system for near-real-time data recovery from strong-motion stations in its network.
The system can guide earthquake response and provide shaking data rapidly to emergency
responders, engineers and seismologists. The system has extensive redundancy and can be easily
expanded as more stations are added. The data recovered are automatically processed to produce
the ground motion parameters most useful for engineering assessment of the earthquake impact.
Distribution channels for the rapid strong-motion information continue to be developed and will
include local and state emergency response officials as well as earthquake seismology and