Download and fix the QuakeML files provided by the IRIS SPUD momenttensor service:

Downloads the files and saves them as a QuakeML file. You can either refer to the site displaying the event or the quakeml url.


Use the SPUD webinterface to search for an event and copy the URL for one event. Now execute the iris2quakeml command with that URL. The file will be downloaded and stored as a QuakeML 1.2 file in the current folder.

$ iris2quakeml
Written file GCMT_event_NEAR_EAST_COAST_OF_HONSHU,_JAPAN_Mag_5.5_2013-1-8-7-51.xml
copyright:Lion Krischer (, 2013
license:GNU General Public License, Version 3 (