Station metadata can be retrieved using FDSNWS-Station. This example requests station metadata from EIDA node NOA for stations within 0.7° arc-distance of 40°N, 23°E. The response will be a stationXML file with stations located in the selected area. Note that this request will only return stations within the data holdings of the respective node.
Alternatively, station metadata and instrument response can be requested for stations or networks.
Stations that belong to other networks may need to be downloaded from another data center (ref:Routing