Streams – Realtime Display

Display and archive live earthquake data on your own personal computer! Subscribe to data feeds from hundreds of global seismic stations and any other SeedLink servers (including many popular seismographs), or feed Streams with common format data files via FTP.

Streams can do so much more when used with Gecko seismographs, with integrated recorder control and configuration, and broadcast streaming for event association and notifications. Download free for Windows, macOS, Ubuntu 20.04.




If you’re monitoring a building or dam. you can see live data in your control room with Streams, which can colour code the displayed seismic data channel as a -WARNING- or -ALERT- based on your desired signal level thresholds. You can set alarm levels in velocity (mm/s) and acceleration (mm/s² or g) which can be sent out via email. The amplitude of the display can be set to a fixed level of acceleration or velocity to show how close the signal is getting to the colour bands of your customised alarm levels.

Time scale buttons in the toolbar allow you display the last 1, 2, 5, 15 or 60 minutes on screen, and if the displayed data is particularly interesting you can simply tap the Waves button to pop up a data analysis window.

Each channel shows the peak amplitude for the on-screen data, and the estimated MMI or PEIS earthquake intensity for acceleration data. Other controls in the coloured channel box allow you to modify that Gecko’s settings, hide or filter a channel, or request older data from the SD card of a Gecko seismograph. The optional web server allows to to remotely view live data or a summary of your station status using a web browser.

Streams will now immediately request data from all connected Gecko recorders when any remote station detects an earthquake, meaning you get data from all stations quickly and automatically, even if they are not normally streaming data continuously.