Response Hydra is used for the detection, processing and reporting of worldwide earthquakes by the National Earthquake Information Center. Response Hydra acquires real-time seismic data from the Nanometrics NaqServer utility and/or SeedLink Server utilities. Real-time data processing is performed by Earthworm-based protocols. Response Hydra allows seismologists the ability to process trace data for picks, associate picks into origins, determine initial rough locations and insert all data into Oracle Hydra database for further processing. Response Hydra communicates with Athena Publisher Software to facilitate the dissemination of network data in your chosen format.