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!