SCDetect is a SeisComP [4] package. With the extension module scdetect-cc it implements both real-time and classical offline earthquake detection based on waveform cross-correlation, also called matched filtering or template matching. Again, the underlying cross-correlation algorithm is based on computing the Pearson Correlation Coefficient .

The module allows both single-stream and multi-stream earthquake detection.

In case the detection parameters exceed the configured thresholds, scdetect-cc declares a new origin.

Besides, magnitudes may be estimated based on multiple magnitude estimation methods (i.e. regression, amplitude ratios).


Instructions for compiling and the installation of the software can be found on the SCDetect project page.


If you intend to use SCDetect please cite as:

Armbruster, D., Mesimeri, M., Kästli, P., Diehl, T., Massin, F., and Wiemer, S. (2022)
SCDetect: Near real-time computationally efficient waveform cross-correlation based earthquake detection during intense earthquake sequences
EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022, EGU22-12443
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu22-12443


A manuscript is currently in preparation.

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