Waves and Quick Quake: Free Seismic Analysis Software

Our seismologists have designed some of the best, easiest to use earthquake data analysis software, which are mostly free to use to make processing of your data and learning about earthquakes a much more enjoyable experience.

Quick Quake has been available for the iPad for a few years, and today we are proud to announce it is available for the iPhone. Download it from the App Store and use the demo data to see how easy it is to quickly verify the location of an earthquake. If your data is feeding into an eqServer, you can access the automatic earthquake notifications it generates to review real time events. Get in touch if you’d like us to set up an eqServer for your observatory. Check out the App Preview video below:

The other software package developed by our seismologists that is now free to download is Waves, which is an evolution of our eqWave application that has been continuously improved for over 15 years. Waves is available for anyone to use in ad-sponsored mode, and a paid version of the app removes the 10-second pop-up advertisement (A$110 single license per installed device). Download it here for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Waves allows you to view spectrograms of your seismic waveforms, selected frequency spectra, convert between Acceleration, Velocity and Displacement at the touch of a button, show PGA, PGV and PGD plots and estimated MMI and PEIS intensities, estimate magnitudes after picking P and S wave arrival times, and much more. Waves can read MiniSEED format files as well as a few other seismic data formats. See the User Manuals section of our website to download the guide that details of all of Waves’ functions.