Import events and create incidents in TOAST

There are various ways for creating or importing incidents in TOAST:

See also: Simulations on how to add simulations to an incident.

Receive events automatically via messaging

If a connection to a SeisComP system is configured, new events (and event updates) are received via messaging and incidents are created if the magnitude is larger than incidentMinimumMagnitude. See also: Automatic Simulation and Configuration.

Import events from a SeisComP database manually

To import an event from a SeisComP database and create an incident, use Menu ‣ File ‣ Import ‣ From SeisComP or press F4. Load events by choosing appropriate time span settings and clicking the refresh button. Filter the list using the funnel icon. Double click an event to create an incident which then is displayed in TOAST.


Import an event from a SeisComP database

To trigger simulations for the new incident, press CTRL+N. See also Start simulations for events imported from database.

Import incidents from TOAST database

In order to import incidents from the TOAST database, click the settings-icon in the Database panel, specify a time span either by dates or by Last days and hit the corresponding refresh button.

Using: scconfig ‣ Modules ‣ gempa ‣ toast ‣ toast ‣ tsunami ‣ database you can set tsunami.database.loadLastDays to automatically load incidents after starting TOAST.

Create artificial incidents

Incidents can also be created manually, for example for testing or in case a specific earthquake isn’t available in the connected SeisComP database. In case of manual creation, the incident does not contain an event reference.

Click the middle mouse button or use the context menu in the Map perspective. Adapt the required settings in the dialog and click Ok. The new incident appears on the map and in the Database panel.


Artificial incident dialog