Choosing an earthquake sensor is not straightforward. There are dozens of accelerometers and velocity sensors on the market, and picking one that meets your needs can be confusing. We have used many different sensors over the decades, so let us help you understand them a little better.
Here’s an animation of the motion of a building, recorded on three floors during a magnitude 6.1 earthquake whose hypocentre was around 130km away.
The professional range of Gecko seismographs and accelerographs has been redesigned for 2020 to integrate existing and new sensor technologies in a smaller and more modular body.
What happens when you take an accelerograph to record laps around a race track? You get lots of data to plot and analyse, and have lots of fun!
Meet the first employee recruited by founder Gary Gibson. Russell left SRC after 3 years to work for the Qld Dept of Mines and UQ, but returned to SRC to run our Queensland seismic networks 20 years ago.
Like many of our staff, Elodie did her time on the data analysis treadmill, and is now a critical part of our earthquake hazard assessment team. You can find Elodie on Twitter: @borleis
Using consumer electronics analogies to demystify earthquake system specifications
Starting today the SRC will be publishing a weekly earthquake activity map for southeastern Australia on our social media platforms.
Meet the longest continuously-serving employee of the SRC, seismologist Wayne Peck. You can find Wayne on Twitter: @PeckyQuake
Here’s a quick demonstration of the frequency display and filtering capabilities of Waves.