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Raspberry Shake is an innovative seismology instrument company based in Panama, specializing in making complicated earthquake detection equipment simple.

In 2016 Raspberry Shake produced their first “personal” professional-grade seismograph designed to be simple enough for anyone to use. They went on to win an award for innovation from Panama’s equivalent of the national science foundation and four years later, in October 2020, they won a second prize in the same competition.

For the first time, hobbyists, citizen scientists and educators can access a plug-and-play professional Earth monitor and institutes can take advantage of this same technology to easily densify their existing networks with affordable seismographs.

Today the Raspberry Shake community is the largest seismic network in the world with their seismographs now on every continent.

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Raspberry Shake is probably the smallest seismograph of its caliber in existence, but don’t let its size fool you. It can record earthquakes of all magnitudes. From the vanishingly small blips that are imperceptible to human senses, to the big destructive earthquakes that regularly happen around the world.

Key features

  • All products incorporate professional-grade seismic and/or infrasound sensor technology

  • Easy, fast plug & play setup

  • Multiple web apps allow users to better visualize, understand, and be aware of how the Earth moves and shakes around them, in real time.

  • Mobile app connects users to their own device, and keeps them up-to-date with one of the most complete lists of earthquake activity in the world

  • Highly compatible allowing use of 3rd party software and easy incorporation into professional networks
  • Lowest priced electronic seismograph of its caliber. Turnkey pricing starting at $374.99


Shaking Things Up

Raspberry Shake is democratizing the technology, science and information that was once only accessible to government institutes. Measuring the Earth’s moans and groans, monitoring earthquakes and issuing timely alerts was once the exclusive business of government institutes with deep pockets.

The cost of seismographs limited our collective ability to study earthquakes and other sources of ground motion. The status quo has been Shaken.

Raspberry Shake brings the joy of science and technology to the people, empowering them to collaborate across borders and be their own independent source of earthquake information.

As citizen scientists and hobbyists we have grown into the largest community-powered seismic network on the planet, monitoring earthquakes globally, unrestrained by borders, politics and money.

We imagine a future when the fastest, highest quality earthquake information comes from a cross-border collaboration of citizen scientists and educators in cooperation with local geophysical institutes and not from governmental organizations alone. We imagine an age where citizen scientists and their professional counterparts collaborate to drive innovation and promote scientific and technological advances.

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Branden Christensen

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Mike Hotchkiss

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Richard Boaz

SOFTWARE DIRECTOR

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