Professional Solutions2024-02-28T20:30:19+00:00

Rapid Deployment Seismic Instruments

Professional seismological solutions for Network Densification, Earthquake Early Warning, Aftershock Studies, Building Monitoring and Research.

Network Densification

Fill the gaps between your broadband stations

Faster Earthquake Detections

Improve the speed and accuracy of automated detection systems

More for Less

Buy 100s of Shakes for the price of a single well-installed broadband station

Multi-Sensor Models

Choose the Raspberry Shake that best suits your professional application. All seismic, infrasonic and seismo-acoustic solutions were developed to create a professional low-cost, high fidelity solution that is easy-to-use, quick to set up, highly portable and ready to be deployed even in remote locations.


1 Component Seismograph

From $499.99


3 Component Seismograph

From $1,074.99


Strong Motion Seismograph

From $624.99


Seismograph & Infrasound

From $864.99

Technical Specifications

Specification Description
  • 100% SeisComP-compatible
  • Native SeedLink Server / miniSEED
  • Supports all FDSN protocols including SEED
  • Instrument response files generated automatically
  • Web-interface (HTML) for easy configuration
Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) compatible
  • 4 data packets/ second
  • 250 ms/ packet
  • Compatible with SeisComP’s Virtual Seismologist
  • Compatible with PRESTo
Digitizer Dynamic range
  • 144 dB 24-bit ADC Sigma-Delta 𝚺𝚫
  • Network Timing Protocol, NTP (default)
  • GPS timing supported
  • Timing quality: +/- 10 ms or better
Seismograph bandwidth -3dB points at 0.7 and 44 Hz
Seismograph clip-level
  • +/- 8,388,608 counts (24-bits)
  • 21 mm/s peak-to-peak from 0.1 to 10 Hz
MEMS accelerograph bandwidth DC to 44 Hz
MEMS clip level
  • +/-2G 
  • 21-22 m/s2 peak-to-peak from 0.1 to 10 Hz
Immersion rating IP10 Home and IP67 All Weather enclosures are available for all models

Case Studies & Peer Reviewed Literature

Global quieting of high-frequency seismic noise due to COVID-19 pandemic lockdown measures

“We compiled a global seismic noise dataset using vertical-component seismic waveform data from 337 broadband and individually operated citizen seismometer stations (24), such as Raspberry Shakes (RS), with a self-noise well below the ground motion generated by anthropogenic noise (25), and flat responses in the target frequency band. “

Take Your Research to the Next Level

Click below to see how scientists like yourself are using Raspberry Shake to enhance their monitoring efforts and complement their research initiatives.

On-Demand RS Data Archive

Raspberry Shake is 100% FDSN compatible and available on demand for researchers from Raspberry Shake’s FDSN Web Service.

Raspberry Shake network used to detect Earth's layers

Compatible Seismological Software

Raspberry Shake follows FDSN and SEED standards. Data generated by Raspberry Shake products is compatible with every popular software package in seismology, including:

AQMS, Antelope, Earlybird, Earthworm, Geospy, FDSNWS, Hydra, Matlab (GISMO), PQLX, Python (pip, matplotlib, ObsPy), SAC, SeedLink, Seisan, SeisComP, SeisGram2K, Seismic Handler, ShakeMap, SQLX, Swarm, WinSDR

Raspberry Shake is compatible with Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) packages such as SeisComP’s Virtual Seismologist and PRESTo.

We conclude that RS-4Ds are suitable for densifying backbone networks designed for studies of local and regional events.

Robert E. Anthony, Adam T. Ringler, David C. Wilson, and Emily Wolin of ASL-USGS, SRL paper on Raspberry Shake

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

Rémy Bossu, EMSC

It is a fun way to tinker with new technology, but it is also helping move the science forward. Not only the Raspberry Shake detect and visualize earthquakes, but having citizen scientists share their Raspberry Shake data increases Oklahoma’s seismic network coverage, and allows to detect more earthquakes more accurately. It is a win-win situation for everyone involved.

When I received research funding to go to Antarctica to study ice flow and sediment transfer I didn’t think twice about taking a RaspberryShake (or three!) with me. The plug-and-play but programmable nature of the RaspberryShake is perfect for my research – allowing me to modify each unit over and over again for different research agendas (like year-round monitoring of rockfalls, or short-term monitoring of ice quakes). The lightweight, portable design is easy to pop in my hold luggage, and field deployment is very straight forward – I just have to plug a battery into the RaspberryShake and cover the whole system up with a weather-proof case. The team at RaspberryShake are always on hand to help with programming and data processing. I would certainly recommend the RasberryShake to a wide variety of researchers and I will definitely take a RaspberryShake with me on my next field campaign.

Frequently Asked Questions

Raspberry Shake is plug-and-play. You can be set up to record your first earthquake in just minutes.

From ~2s to 40 Hz where the frequency response of the Raspberry Shake is flat, the performance is the same as, for example, a Nanometrics Trillium Compact. Since automated processing systems like SeisComP typically filter from 1-5 Hz, this means a broadband and short-period sensors like the Raspberry Shake are essentially indistinguishable for earthquake detection purposes.

Yes. Some of our clients are using the Raspberry Shake in some very remote areas where regular access is impossible (e.g., Antarctica).

Yes. When no internet connection is expected, the Raspberry Shake provides a stand-alone mode that is tailored for no internet access.

Yes, Raspberry Shake and SeisComP speak all of the same protocols, including FDSN and SEED.

Raspberry Shake is compatible with AQMS, Antelope, Earlybird, Earthworm, Geospy, FDSNWS, Hydra, Matlab (GISMO), PQLX, PRESTo, Python (pip, matplotlib, ObsPy), SAC, SeedLink, Seisan, SeisComP, SeisGram2K, Seismic Handler, ShakeMap, SQLX, Swarm, WinSDR.

Yes, a native SeedLink server is always up and running for your convenience.

The Raspberry Shake comes equipped with a native SeedLink server so no special third-party software is needed.

Yes. The Raspberry Shake has a native SeedLink server that is always running, whether data forwarding has been enabled or not. It is, therefore, possible to stream real-time data from your Raspberry Shake’s SeedLink server to your institute’s central SeedLink server. You can also always use SeedLink in parallel with Raspberry Shake’s data forwarding feature.

In many ways including via SeedLink, downloading the continuous waveform data from Raspberry Shake’s internal miniSEED archive or via our FDSN Web Services. We also offer paid services for real-time streaming from the Raspberry Shake Central Server. Contact us for a quote.

Under normal operating circumstances, a Raspberry Shake will have access to the internet, and thus provide constant access to an NTP server and the clock will remain in sync within a few milliseconds of accuracy at all times. Other use cases are supported (e.g., when there is no internet at startup and when a GPS antenna is available).

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