Earthquake-sensing mobile app MyShake captures hundreds of temblors large and small

Back in February, seismologists at UC Berkeley released MyShake, an app that passively monitors for seismic activity, both watching for earthquakes and warning users if one is underway. In the months

ShakeAlert provides earthquake early warning system

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and a series of university partners are developing an earthquake early warning system called ShakeAlert, which aims to provide the general public with alerts up to 10

Earthquakes and hand grenades

When you pull the pin on a hand grenade, you have four seconds from the time you release the spoon -- the aluminum lever that holds down the fuse trigger -- until it explodes. Four seconds can be a ve

5 apps that could help you in an earthquake

Several countries have been conducting earthquake drills and various forms of disaster preparedness activities in anticipation of this potentially cataclysmic earthquake. Technology companies have mob

Tweets Can Guide Emergency Responders Almost Immediately After An Earthquake

Aggregated data from sites like Google and Twitter have given researchers new ways to track things ranging from diseases to emergency responses after a disaster. Now Stanford researchers are using twe

Use your laptop to detect the next big earthquake before it happens

<img src="" />It's pretty great that people are just now realizing that Planet Earth isn't some sort of static strip mall. The

Worried Japanese putting down more seismic probes

Did you know? Japan experiences 20% of the world’s most powerful earthquakes. I didn’t know that until I read this article, though I knew they got quite a few. And as you can see, what wit

Distributed computing, accelerometer style at UC Riverside

This is a great idea. That accelerometer in your laptop is meant to interrupt hard drive activity in case of a fall or sudden jolt, but it can also be used to detect seismic activity. Similar to other

Rescue Dog to the rescue!

I live in an earthquake zone. It is called Seattle. We don’t have many rumblers here, but when we do, they’re pretty serious. Just a few years ago the mighty Nisqually quake dropped the bl