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Move Over, San Andreas: There’s an Ominous New Fault in Town
An emerging fault system along the Nevada border is shaking up the tech industry's latest frontier—and only a small group of scientists is paying attention
geology  earthquake  california 
yesterday by flyingcloud
Earthquake Zones of Required Investigation
nice mapping tool for understanding liquefaction, landslide risk of parcels
earthquake  sanfrancisco  bayarea  california  maps  mapping  landslide 
7 days ago by earth2marsh
Earthquake Zones
Detailed map of earthquake risks in the Bay Area
earthquake  map  realestate  sanfrancisco  bayarea  tootme 
11 days ago by nelson
California Earthquake Hazards Zone Application (EQ Zapp)
The California Earthquake Hazards Zone Application (EQ Zapp) is an online map that lets homeowners see if their property is at risk of landslides or liquefaction in a magnitude 5.5 or greater earthquake.
earthquake  sanfrancisco  maps  cartography  california 
11 days ago by pkaeding
How YOU Can Detect Earthquakes in Your Own Home! | Rebecca Watson on Patreon
As a state, California is basically guaranteed to experience a big (6.7 or higher) earthquake in the next 30 years. Scientists can’t really predict when an earthquake is going to happen, but they can examine historical data and geological surveys to tell us our relative chances over longer periods of time. The major faults of California are very well-studied, so we know that there’s about a 30% chance that the Big One is going to happen here in my neighborhood along the Hayward Fault, and a total 63% chance that it will happen along one of the many faults of the Bay Area. The predictions for Los Angeles are similar, but a little worse: they have a 67% chance that it’ll happen there, and they have a higher chance that it will be larger than 6.7 magnitude.

It’s not just California that geologists are studying, though. There’s a global network of seismological data that is constantly being updated, because our planet’s plates are constantly moving, rubbing up against each other, pushing together, and pulling apart. I use an app on my phone called QuakeFeed -- it’s free, this isn’t an ad -- and it shows me all of the most recent earthquakes recorded around the world.

Considering that I get alerts about earthquakes that happen literally in the middle of the Pacific Ocean without so much as a deserted island around, I was shocked recently to realize that there are quite large gaps in our understanding and monitoring of earthquakes around the world.

I recently stumbled across Raspberry Shake, and I found it absolutely delightful for a number of reasons. First of all, it’s a low-cost seismograph that is able to be used by an absolute amateur. Citizen science at its finest: they start at under $500 and we can put them anywhere, including in schools where kids can learn about seismology, geology, and technology. And then there’s the name -- it runs on the incredibly efficient Raspberry Pi processor, a simple, easy-to-use, tiny, and inexpensive computer. So they called it Raspberry Shake. Jeez, that’s adorable.
earthquake  research  science  accessibility 
6 weeks ago by jtyost2

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