1. Earthquake catalog format.
The standard format specifies:
- the origin time, i.e., year, month, day,
hour, minute, and second with the accuracy of one hundredth,
- the latitude and longitude in degrees with
the accuracy of one thousandth,
- the depth in km with the accuracy of one
- the four magnitudes (presumably mb, ms, m1,
m2) with the accuracy of one hundredth, and
- the macroseismic intensity (presumably, Modified
Mercalli Intensity; 0 – no data, 1-12).
See the specification of the standard format in The CSF format
CompiCat program supports the Gregorian calendar. This
calendar was adopted by England from September 14, 1752. The valid year
range is [0, 8000]. The standard ranges of other parameters are as follows
- latitude [-90, 90], longitude [-180, 180], depth [-10, 999], magnitudes
[-10, 10], intensity [0, 12].
CompiCat program checks the ranges of parameters each time you
edit catalog and set parameters for catalog operations. Therefore, you
cannot type in the value which is outside the standard range.
2. Project format.
CompiCat program creates the binary project file
to be used for a repetition of the compiled catalog in the future. See
3. Protocol file of a session.
CompiCat program creates automatically the protocol
file, which lists information about every step and decision you make
when compiling the catalog. See Protocol
of CompiCat session.
Earthquake catalogs (in the MITP standard format)
and CompiCat project files are binary files of encoded information, which
is compatible with the package running under MS Windows, and LINUX. Thus,
for example, a catalog compiled on a PC under MS Windows can be used for
further runs of the package installed on a PC under LINUX. CompiCat project
files are compatible with the package running under UNIX (e.g. a Sun SPARC
under Solaris ).