Standard Rupture Format
Standard Rupture Format (SRF) is a file format defined by Robert Graves (USGS) intended to facilitate exchange of rupture descriptions between scientists.
Version 2 released in 2015
Version 1 released in 2010
- Graves SRF Technical Definition (pdf file)
- Graves SRF Overview Presentation (ppt file)
- Northridge EQ in SRF format (txt file)
CyberShake Data Web Service - SRF Retrieval
One of the requirements for the 2010 USEIT intern class was to create a Standard Rupture Format (SRF) browser plugin for SCEC-VDO. This required a tool to retrieve SRF files from the CyberShake database. The 'GETCSSRF' web service was written to allow users to retrieve the SRF files from the CyberShake database.
This web service was written as a Python web.py application. The service takes a set of arguments to select the desired file out of the CyberShake database and returns the contents of the SRF file is found. The service also supports an option to list the set of supported CyberShake Earthquake Rupture Forecast and Rupture Variation Scenario versions.
Fig 1. is a snapshot of the SCEC-VDO SRF Browser Plugin displaying a SRF file retrieved with the 'GETCSSRF' service from the CyberShake Database.
A video tutorial of the SRF browser plugin and the underlying SRF retrieval web service in action created by the USEIT interns can be found here: SRF Browser Plugin Tutorial
The following SCEC projects currently use SRF format in their rupture definitions.