Seismic Data from Smartphones: MyShake: Building a Global Smartphone Seismic Network

by Qingkai Kong, PhD Student; Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, kongqk@berkeley.edu,
Richard M. Allen, Ph.D., Professor, Chair of the Department of Earth and Planetary Science; University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, rallen@berkeley.edu,
Louis Schreier, Vice President of Portfolio Strategy and Technology; Deutsche Telekom Silicon Valley Innovation Center, louis.schreier@telekom.com,


Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2017, Vol. 21, Issue 4, Pg. 44-50,52-53


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Increasing the density of earthquake-monitoring instruments at a fast rate and at a low cost is a dream for many researchers who study earthquakes. MyShake, a smartphone application developed by the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory and Deutsche Telekom Silicon Valley Innovation Center, is approaching this goal by turning users' smartphones into portable seismometers. This growing, global, smartphone seismic network will utilize the power of crowdsourcing to quickly and inexpensively spread seismic monitoring to many places around the world.

Subject Headings: Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Earthquakes | Silica | Innovation | Measuring instruments

 

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