MyShake: Initial Observations from a Global Smartphone Seismic Network

Qingkai Kong, Richard M. Allen, & Louis Schreier

Submitted September 13, 2016, SCEC Contribution #6969, 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting Poster #249 (PDF)

MyShake is a project aims to build a global smartphone seismic network that harnesses the power of crowdsourcing. This poster will present the initial observations from MyShake network after being released to public since Feb 2016. Based on the data collected, it is concluded that: (1) Comparing with traditional seismic network, MyShake has the advantage to expand globally in a short time; (2) MyShake can record earthquakes ranging from small to large magnitude (M2.5 – M7.8 we recorded so far), and the data recorded by MyShake will provide an independent seismic dataset for many potential types of scientific research; (3) MyShake can also provide seismic data where for some places few seismic stations installed, and give additional information about some earthquakes. Accordingly, this poster will show the potential of using MyShake as a complementary to the current seismic network.

Kong, Q., Allen, R. M., & Schreier, L. (2016, 09). MyShake: Initial Observations from a Global Smartphone Seismic Network. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting.

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