Athena: Event Cataloging and Notification
Athena Enterprise is a cataloging and notification system for earthquake monitoring networks that can be accessed via any web browser. Athena allows the distribution of near real-time and fully processed earthquake data via a wide range of channels or routes including email, SMS, RSS news feeds, web pages, and Google EarthTM or Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) mapping screen displays.
The Athena Enterprise Web server maintains an earthquake catalog in the Athena Enterprise SQL database. The catalog event data is populated by Response Hydra in real-time and manually from Atlas .csv files and IMS1.0 .gse bulletins.
Athena Enterprise maintains a catalog of all earthquakes processed by a network or groups of networks. Specific seismic activity such as earthquakes by time, depth, magnitude and location, can be browsed or queried through the Athena Web application. The results of each search are displayed on a map allowing click-throughs to specific earthquakes for detailed earthquake parameters and full processing history.
The Athena Enterprise database is intended to operate as an online historic archive containing all known information about each earthquake. Athena Enterprise can be used internally within an institute or externally powering an institute’s Web site. When used externally, the earthquake catalog can be restricted to display only those earthquakes that have been reviewed by an analyst and cleared by the institute for publication. The same Athena Enterprise catalog will display all earthquakes to users who have the required permissions and are logged on to Athena Enterprise.
Athena Enterprise includes a wide range of earthquake notification features. You can create email groups and set rules for the notification of earthquake activity. Notification rules for any specific group of recipients can be based on earthquake magnitude, location, or whether or not the earthquake has been reviewed by an analyst. These features allow the Athena administrator to establish notification rules for information publication.