AHEAD European Archive of Historical EArthquake Data

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By using this web service, it is possible to retrieve bibliographical metadata of AHEAD data sources.
The service is currently under development, please use with care.

*** WARNINGS ***

Data provided by mean of this web service should not be used as input for sensitive scientific purpose, data is not extensively checked, might change withour prior notice, and it is only provided for testing the service functionalities..

Before downloading data you should carefully read the AHEAD copyright notice, and the disclaimer.
In any case, if you use these data to produce anything that will be made public, you should reference data as downloaded from AHEAD, citing also the original author of the data set.

If you encounter what you think is a bug, find a weird behaviour of the service, or spot errors in the output, you are kindly asked to get in touch with the developer, detailing the issues.

Specific publication ID request

Parameter Default Description
biblioid Type: text

Note. If you know the data source identifier, you may retrieve it directly by entering
https://www.emidius.eu/services/bibliography/query?biblioid=XXXXXXXX
Alternatively, you may enter
https://www.emidius.eu/services/bibliography/id/XXXXXXXX
Where "XXXXXXXX" is the bibliographic code identifier as used in the AHEAD archive.

Examples:

https://www.emidius.eu/services/bibliography/query?biblioid=ALBRO001&format=xml_oai

https://www.emidius.eu/services/bibliography/query?biblioid=ALBRO001&format=xml_dc

https://www.emidius.eu/services/bibliography/query?biblioid=ALBRO001&format=rdf

https://www.emidius.eu/services/bibliography/query?biblioid=ALBRO001&format=bib

Are equivalent to:

https://www.emidius.eu/services/bibliography/id/ALBRO001?format=xml_oai

https://www.emidius.eu/services/bibliography/id/ALBRO001?format=xml_dc

https://www.emidius.eu/services/bibliography/id/ALBRO001?format=rdf

https://www.emidius.eu/services/bibliography/id/ALBRO001?format=bib

Specific author request

Parameter Default Description
author Type: text

Examples:

https://www.emidius.eu/services/bibliography/query?author=albini

Time constraints

Parameter Default Description
year Type: integer
Unit: year

Limit to publications published in a specific year.

yearstart Type: integer
Unit: year

Limit to publications published on or after the specified start year.

yearend Type: integer
Unit: year

Limit to publications published on or before the specified end year.

Geographic constraints

Box area constraints (in alternative to Circle constraints)

Parameter Default Description
minlatitude
(abbrev. minlat)
-90 Type: float
Unit: decimal degrees
Allowed values: between -90 and 90

Limit to events with a latitude larger than or equal to the specified minimum.

maxlatitude
(abbrev. maxlat)
90 Type: float
Unit: decimal degrees
Allowed values: between -90 and 90

Limit to events with a latitude smaller than or equal to the specified maximum.

minlongitude
(abbrev. minlon)
-180 Type: float
Unit: decimal degrees
Allowed values: between -180 and 180

Limit to events with a longitude larger than or equal to the specified minimum.

maxlongitude
(abbrev. maxlon)
180 Type: float
Unit: decimal degrees
Allowed values: between -180 and 180

Limit to events with a longitude smaller than or equal to the specified maximum.

Example
https://www.emidius.eu/services/bibliography/query?minlat=44.559&maxlat=47.354&minlon=11.942&maxlon=14.513

Circle constraints (in alternative to Box area constraints)

Parameter Default Description
latitude
(abbrev. lat)
0 Type: float
Unit: decimal degrees
Allowed values: between -90 and 90

Specify the latitude to be used for a radius search.

longitude
(abbrev. lon)
0 Type: float
Unit: decimal degrees
Allowed values: between -180 and 180

Specify the longitude to the used for a radius search.

minradius 0 Type: float
Unit: geographical degrees

Limit to events within the specified minimum number of degrees from the geographic point defined by the latitude and longitude parameters.

maxradius 1 Type: float
Unit: geographical degrees
Allowed values: between 1 and 5

Limit to events within the specified maximum number of degrees from the geographic point defined by the latitude and longitude parameters.

minradiuskm 0 Type: float
Unit: km

Limit to events within the specified minimum number of kilometers from the geographic point defined by the latitude and longitude parameters.

maxradiuskm 1 Type: float
Unit: km
Allowed values: between 1 and 500

Limit to events within the specified maximum number of kilometers from the geographic point defined by the latitude and longitude parameters.

Example
https://www.emidius.eu/services/bibliography/query?lat=46.523&lon=13.714&maxradiuskm=50

Output data structure

Parameter Default Description
format xml_dc Type: text
Allowed values: xml_oai, xml_dc, rdf, bib

Specify the format of result, either ‘xml’ (default) or ‘xml_complete’.
The xml format is encoded using a custom scheme, highly inspired by the macroseismic extension of QuakeML 2.0.
The ‘xml_complete’ format includes all administrative divisions stored in the Gazetteer.

orderby year Type: text
Allowed values: author, year, title

Order the result by place or identifier, using the following possibilities:
author: order by the first author surname
year: order by year of publication
title: order by title of the publication

nodata 204 Type: boolean
Allowable values: 204, 404

Select status code for “no data”, either ‘204’ or ‘404’.