Thematic websites

Research institutions / Russian geologic maps and publications / Eurasia active and recent tectonics / Web maps / Earthquake catalogs / Satellite imagery providers

Research institutions – Schmidt Institute of Physics of the Earth of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IPE RAS). Noteworthy: homepage of V.I.Ulomov. (in Russian) – Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IO RAS). – Sergeev Institute of Environmental Geoscience of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IEG RAS).

crust.irk.ruInstitute of the Earth’s Crust SB RAS, Irkutsk. Noteworthy (in Russian): Lab of engineering seismology and seismogeology, Lab of tectonophysics. of Volcanology and Seismology FEB RAS. Noteworthy pages: KVERT Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team, Geoportal of volcanological and seismological spatial data and services.

ceme.gsras.ruGeophysical Survey of the Russian Academy of Sciences (GS RAS).

imgg.ruInstitute of Marine Geology and Geophysics FEB RAS. Noteworthy page (in Russian): SVERT Sakhalin Volcanic Eruption Response Team.

idg.chph.ras.ruInstitute of Geosphere Dynamics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IDG RAS).

mitp.ruInstitute of Earthquake Prediction Theory and Mathematical Geophysics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IEPT RAS). (in Russian)

gdirc.ruResearch Station of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Bishkek (Republic of Kyrgyzstan).

Russian geologic maps and publications – Database of the State Geological Maps of the Russian Federation (in Russian), Karpinsky Russian Geological Research Institute (FGUP VSEGEI). – IVS FEB RAS Repository, an open access electronic archive of Institute of Volcanology and Seismology topic publications. – catalog of user-uploaded geological maps, mostly Russian State Geological Maps, which supports spatial queries. (in Russian) – Collection of documents about the Jurassic and the entire Mesozoic of Russia and adjacent areas.

Eurasia active and recent tectonics – The European Database of Seismogenic Faults (EDSF). 2007. The EU Project Seismic Hazard Harmonization in Europe (SHARE). – Database of potentially active faults (BDFA) for Metropolitan France. 2017. Institute of Radiological protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN). France. – Quaternary Active Faults Database of Iberia (QAFI). Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (IGME). Spain. – Database of active faults in Greece (NOAfaults). Institute of Geodynamics. Institute of Geodynamics. National Observatory of Athens (NOA). Greece. – Map and Database of Probable and Possible Quaternary Faults in Afghanistan. Ruleman C.A., Crone A.J., Machette M.N. et al., 2007. – The Central Asia Fault Database (CAFD). Mohadjer S., Strube T., Ehlers T.A., Bendick R. 2015. University of Tübingen. Germany. – Database of active faults and associated features in the Indo-Asian collision zone. M.Taylor, A.Yin, R.Styron, K.Okoronkwo, 2013. – Active fault database of Japan. The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). Japan. – Active fault distribution map of Taiwan. Scale 1:500000. 2012. Central Geological Survey, Ministry of Economic Affairs. Taiwan. – Database of active faults and seismicity of south Eastern Siberia. 2012. Institute of the Earth’s Crust. Siberian Branch of RAS. – Active Faults of Eurasia Database (AFEAD), 2021. Geological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (GIN RAS).

Web maps – Google Earth Pro, a 3D representation of Earth based on satellite imagery and digital elevation. – Free worldwide relief renderer with landcover layers. – Aggregator of spatial data for track planning and data transfer to handheld GPS.

Earthquake catalogs – International Association of Seismology and Physics Earth’s Interior (IASPEI) - International Seismological Centre (ISC). – United States Geological Survey (USGS) - National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC), see Map and KML feed of latest earthquakes. – Northern California Earthquake Data Center (NCEDC) - Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS). – European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). – Harvard Global Centroid-Moment-Tensor (CMT) Project. – World Data Center for Solid Earth Physics (WDC for SEP), Moscow.

Satellite imagery providers – United States Geological Survey data portal. (Registration needed for full access) – Data portal of ESA Sentinel project. See also: Copernicus Research and User Support Service portal for thematic data processing. – Browsing and online processing of satellite imagery. – The General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO), a publicly available bathymetric chart of the world's oceans. – Global Self-consistent, Hierarchical, High-resolution Geography Database (GSHHG) of shorelines, rivers and borders provided in five resolutions. – ArcticDEM, a high-resolution, high quality, digital surface model of the Arctic. See also: ArcticDEM Explorer. – Roscosmos Geoportal, satellite images service of the Russian State Corporation for Space Activities. See also: a portal of open data