We have been using different types of sensors in our Gecko recorders to make all-in-one seismographs and accelerographs, but sometimes it is more convenient to have a sensor located in a different location to your recorder.
A new feature in eqServer is the ability to plot your earthquakes in Google Earth and play them back over time creating an insightful earthquake fault plane visualisation.
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.