It is a fun way to tinker with new technology, but it is also helping move the science forward. Not only does the Raspberry Shake detect and visualize earthquakes, but having citizen scientists share their Raspberry Shake data increases Oklahoma’s seismic network coverage, and allows the Oklahoma Geological Survey to detect more earthquakes more accurately. It is a win-win situation for everyone involved.
Dr Paula Koelemeijer, Royal Society University Research Fellow at Royal Holloway University of London
Since 2019 I have been using Raspberry Shake instruments and I absolutely love them. They are very powerful, recording interesting local phenomena (your neighbours’ washing machines for example) as well as teleseismic events (easily picking up magnitude 5.5 earthquakes from the other side of the globe). They couldn’t be easier to install and the fact that you can download the data straight from the Raspberry Shake servers is amazing! I couldn’t recommend them more for citizen science and research projects as well as outreach.
Rémy Bossu, EMSC
It is more than a gadget! It can be used to locally densify networks to lower magnitude of completeness, it can be an alternative in regions where the situation does not allow the deployment of scientific grade seismometers, can also help for discriminating quarry blasts etc
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