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21 December 2010
Earthquake monitoring with smartphones and websites
Want to contribute to earthquake science? Your smartphone can be an earthquake measuring device. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have been developing a smartphone application that uses the phone to measure acceleration during an earthquake and report that data to researchers for processing. Shideh Dashti of the University of California Berkeley reported on initial tests of the system in Fall Meeting’s session S51E: Engaging Citizens In the Collection …
15 December 2010
Seismic waves open a window into the inner core
Seismic waves move through the Earth’s deep core at different speeds, depending on where they are and in which direction they’re going.
Six hundred kilometers beneath the Americas, vibrations generated by earthquakes travel faster when they’re traveling north or south, compared to east or west. It’s as though the seismic waves are following highways running from pole to pole, but meandering along windy country lanes when they’re moving along the equator.
10 August 2010
Haiti earthquake: It wasn’t the fault of Enriquillo
Video interview with Eric Calais, science advisor for the UNDP Disaster Risk Reduction Program in Haiti. — Maria-José Viñas, AGU science writer