Differences in SRC and GA Location & Magnitude

We are often asked why our earthquake locations and magnitudes are different to those published by Geoscience Australia (GA), and who is right. Well, it depends. To determine an earthquake’s latitude, longitude and depth, you need to use at least three seismographs. The closer they are to an earthquake, the…

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AGU – Last Day

It’s the end of our first visit to AGU, and we had a great time. It was so great to bring something new and exciting to the global seismological community. Quick Quake is like nothing anyone had ever seen before, and the looks on people’s faces as they watched the seismograms ease…

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AGU – Day Four

We had to get a video of this. The AGU conference is HUGE – last we heard there were 18,000 delegates attending. It’s being held at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco and is spread over several buildings with underground halls linking them together. As I arrived this morning I…

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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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