Waves – Free Download

The world’s best earthquake waveform viewer. Waves is able to read MiniSEED, PC-SUDS, and many other data formats. Download free for Windows, Mac and Linux

Version 3.0 of Waves introduces the ability to rotate your waveforms, both horizontally and in elevation. It also introduces the ability to customise the magnitude estimation formula. Recent features include the ability to select and zoom in the FFT window to filter your data, either through selection or exclusion by notching out frequency bands. See the Waves user manual for all the details.

Simply click on the links below to download the version for your operating system. Waves is a Java application and requires that the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is installed on your computer, which is available as a free download.

Want to try out some sample data? Check out this magnitude 6.3 earthquake recorded on six Gecko accelerographs ranging from 40km to 110km from the hypocentre. You can even save it as a KML file and see a rough earthquake location using Google Earth.




The free version of Waves is supported by a pop-up advertisement on startup which can be removed by purchasing a product key for A$110 per computer. Contact us if you would like to purchase one or more product keys. A product key is available at no cost if you have purchased a Gecko seismograph or accelerograph – simply contact us with your Gecko serial number. Limited to one code per Gecko.