AGU – Day Three

Day three brought pretzels and drinks to entice people to the “Geosciences in Germany” stand, to a fascinating presentation on microbial life deep beneath the ocean floor. Interest in Quick Quake is excellent – it’s great to be able to bring a smile and exclamations of “cool” and “neat” from…

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AGU – Day Two

A busy day on the stand with lots of oohs and ahhs as I spun the dial on Quick Quake to come up with the earthquake solution. Educators very excited about the prospect of using it in class with their students. I got to spend a bit of time at…

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AGU – Day One

After arriving and realising that our exhibition stand was basically an empty piece of concrete floor with a backdrop curtain, with the help my friends from Guralp UK (who are also my stand neighbours) I quickly arranged some bright red carpet and a red draped table to roughly match our…

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Ocean Bottom Seismographs

Australia’s latest addition to the AuScope seismic monitoring instrumentation pool are ready for deployment. Manufactured by the earthquake sensor experts at Guralp Systems in the UK, these 20 OBS units will be dropped to the sea floor at depths of up to 6 kilometres. The pressures at these depths are extreme, so all of…

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Earthquake Waves and Data Analysis Video

We’ve created a short video explaining in simple terms how the energy waves generated by earthquakes are recorded by seismographs, and how these wiggly lines are interpreted by seismologists to calculate the location and magnitude of the events. You can view the video on our YouTube channel. It also features a…

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Quick Quake iPad app now in the App Store

We are proud to announce the availability of Quick Quake for iPad in the App Store from today. It’s a free app that can be used by seismologists to access event notifications generated by their Quick Quake-enabled eqServer data archives, but it can also be used by anyone who wants to play with…

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Quick Quake iPad app preview

Head over to our newly created YouTube channel to get a preview of our iPad app that will be officially launched at the AGU Fall Meeting in December 2013 in San Francisco.

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Melbourne’s Earthquakes

The recent earthquakes that have been felt in Melbourne serve as a reminder to the population that Australia does have earthquakes regularly, although not as often as in other parts of the world such as New Zealand. On average, there are several earthquakes in eastern Australia every day. In recent…

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