[Project] Quake-Catcher Network
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[Project] Quake-Catcher Network
So for those of you who don't know, QCN is a non intensive project that requires an accelerometer or something that can measure vibrations. Like those caused by earthquakes. These devices can be found in modern phones and laptops, and anyone who has either should definitely run QCN.

Unfortunately, those of us who have desktops or older lappies/phones are out of luck. However, you can get a USB variant that can work on any computer. At the moment, I'm looking through eBay and asking around to see if the cheapest ones are compatible, which can go for 10 to 15 dollars, depending on your location.

This is what I'm considering getting, but only once I've got confirmation that it works.

You can also request a sensor from the QCN website, but they cost a good 50 bucks. However, if you live in an area of interest, you can get one for free.

The page I linked sometimes has issues loading, so at the time of this post, the areas of interest are:

California
- San Andreas Fault (North)
- San Andreas Fault (South)
- Hayward/Calaveras Fault
- SF Bay Area
- Greater Los Angeles Basin
Pacific NorthWest
- Oregon Metropolitan Areas
- Washington Metropolitan Areas
- Coastal Regions
Wasatch Fault, (Salt Lake Utah)
New Madrid (Tenn, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky)
Anchorage Alaska

Live in one of these areas? Go request a sensor! It has absolutely no effect on your usage. Not even heat or extra power!
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2014-02-20, 06:05:58 AM
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RE: Quake-Catcher Network General
Okie dokie lokie!
2014-02-20, 03:16:56 PM
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RE: Quake-Catcher Network General
I'll go with this if you can find a cheap sensor.
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2014-02-21, 08:23:12 AM
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hiigaran Offline
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RE: Quake-Catcher Network General
Spazturtle recently ordered the cheap one I linked in the first post. I'll wait until he reports back on whether or not it works before buying one for myself. If it works, I'll let you know (unless the Spazman posts it first).
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2014-02-21, 08:30:23 AM
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RE: Quake-Catcher Network General
Follow up from ages ago, sensor is not detected.

Also new stuff:

Turns out their are 8 different QNC projects, you can add all of them and WUProp will gather data on all of them:

http://qcn.stanford.edu/sensor/
http://qcn.stanford.edu/continual/

http://www.ras.unam.mx/sensor/
http://www.ras.unam.mx/continual/

http://qcn.twgrid.org/sensor/
http://qcn.twgrid.org/continual/

http://qcn.emsc-csem.org/continual/
http://qcn.emsc-csem.org/sensor/
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2014-04-19, 07:33:47 AM
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