Summary of the Bulletin of the ISC

The Summary of the Bulletin of the ISC is a biannual printed product that replaces the old paper-based Bulletin that listed hypocentre solutions and station readings.

This new publication presents an analysis of a corresponding half-a-year period of ISC data available to subscribers on the attached DVD-ROM. The Summary also contains information on the ISC itself, its supporters and data providers, the history, staff and working statutes, as well as important seismological standards and procedures used by the ISC in its operations. In addition, we include small articles on notable seismic events that occurred during each half-year period, statistics of original data reports to the ISC and information on the institutions that provide most complete and versatile data to the ISC. Lately we introduced a new section that includes invited articles describing the history and operational standards and procedures used at various observatories and networks that contribute their data to the ISC.

The ISC Member-Institutions and the Summary Subscribers receive this publication in printed form approximately half-a-year ahead of other users. Other users are able to download all volumes electronically except for the most recent one.

  • 2010 Jan-June, Vol. 47, Issue 1-6 DOWNLOAD
  • 2010 July-Dec, Vol. 47, Issue 7-12 DOWNLOAD
  • 2011 Jan-June, Vol. 48, Issue 1-6 DOWNLOAD
  • 2011 July-Dec, Vol. 48, Issue 7-12 DOWNLOAD
  • 2012 Jan-June, Vol. 49, Issue 1-6 DOWNLOAD
  • 2012 July-Dec, Vol. 49, Issue 7-12 DOWNLOAD
  • 2013 Jan-June, Vol. 50, Issue 1-6 DOWNLOAD
  • 2013 July-Dec, Vol. 50, Issue 7-12 DOWNLOAD

We hope that you would find this new publication useful in your work. If your home-institution or company is unable, for one reason or another, to support the long-term international operations of the ISC in full by becoming a Member, then, please, consider subscribing to this publication by contacting us at

Figure 9.10: Map of all hypocentres collected by the ISC for the period Jan-June 2010. The scatter shows the large variation of the multiple hypocentres that are reported for each event. Compare with Figure 10.2 Figure 10.2: Map of all events in the ISC Bulletin for the period of Jan-June 2014. Prime hypocentre locations are shown. Compare with Figure 9.10.

Data prior to 2010 have been summarised for various poster presentations. A selection of these annual summaries are shown below. Details of where the posters were presented may be found on the papers and presentations page.

Annual summaries