Category Archives: Announcements

SeisNetWatch can now monitor Nanometrics digitizers

SeisNetWatch, the widely used seismic network state of health (SOH) monitoring tool, can now connect to Nanometrics Centaur and Taurus dataloggers to obtain all state of health information for processing. Any SOH parameter provided by these dataloggers can now be pushed through the SNW system for health determination. Contact us if you use this equipment and need a single control panel to view the SOH of any seismic equipment.

ISTI LASSO and MUSTANG work at IRIS DMC highlighted

The ISTI development for the MUSTANG State of Health (SOH) metrics system and the LASSO presentation tool were recently highlighted in the IRIS DMC newsletter. The newsletter is published quarterly and highlights projects of importance at the IRIS Data Management Center. MUSTANG and LASSO are new tools for monitoring the SOH of broadband sensor networks that IRIS archives. The news letter of interest mentioning ISTI is the Volume 16 Number 2 for the Summer of 2014.

ISTI presents at 2014 SSA in Anchorage

ISTI’s Paul Friberg presented a paper on induced seismicity at the recent Seismological Society of America meeting in Anchorage, Alaska. The research focused on a case of induced seismicity from a hydraulic fracture operation in Ohio, the site of nascent regulation by the state regulatory agency. A well operator most probably intersected a high permeability pathway that allowed pore pressure changes to reach a tectonic fault in the basement, triggering a cluster of magnitude 2 earthquakes.




Earthworm Course in Saratoga Springs, NY June 2-6, 2014

This June 2 through June 6 ISTI will host another of our popular Earthworm training courses. Earthworm is the most popular open source earthquake data acquisition and location processing system. Originally developed by the USGS, it is now maintained and moved forward by a group of developers that ISTI organizes.

The basic course will cover:

  • Installation,
  • Configuration tips,
  • Troubleshooting,
  • Archiving and Playback of data,
  • Data exchange,
  • Visualization tools and post-processing with SEISAN,
  • Tuning for Earthquake Location and Magnitudes and
  • Programming new modules

In addition, new for this version of the course, we will provide a tuning session for anyone that wants to bring their network’s Earthworm configuration to the course. We will show you how to playback your data and tune the earthquake location engine.

The course will be taught by Paul Friberg and Stefan Lisowski who have a combined experience with Earthworm of over 24 years!

For a comprehensive overview of the course and additional information on travel and accommodation, click here.

Contact ISTI for availability as the course is limited to 12 participants.


Earthworm 7.7 released

September 21, 2013: ISTI is proud to announce that Earthworm version 7.7 is now available for download. This new release provides many new features, including full miniSEED handling and archiving, and many bug fixes. You can get a copy of this at now.

Earthworm is a fully open source data acquistion, automated earthquake detection and processing software package. Originally written by the USGS, it is now supported by ISTI and a community of developers around the world. ISTI provides commercial configuration, support and training for Earthworm.

Come see us at AGU!

ISTI will be exhibiting at the AGU Annual Meeting again this year. Please stop by booth 920, right across from the AGU Marketplace and say hello.


For more information about housing, travel, and special rates, please refer to their website. Be sure you book your room early. The entire city was booked last year!

2013 Advanced EarthWorm Course

ISTI is running a 3-day Advanced Earthworm Course the Wed/Thur/Fri the week before AGU in San Francisco. (December 4-6) For this course we are covering advanced topics such as 3-component location tuning (pick_FP/binder_ew/hypoinverse) and new advanced features of EW7.7. The instructors, Paul Friberg and Stefan Lisowski have a combined experience using Earthworm of more than 22 years!

Students are bringing test data sets and their existing configurations so they will be tuned. Everyone will learn to be a better tuner, and will leave with a better configuration. In addition, attendees to this Advanced Earthworm Course will be provided with a complimentary 1-server unlimited-client license for our EZ Earthworm web monitoring and configuration interface.

Please note that we are limiting attendance to this course so sign up soon.