MyShake – Building a smartphone seismic network
with Diego Melgar
Saturday May 21, 2016 at 11:00 AM
159 Mulford Hall, UC Berkeley
If everyone’s smartphone can turn into a seismometer, then we will have a really dense global seismic network to monitor earthquakes! Sounds great! But you may have a lot of questions in your mind! How can a smartphone detect earthquakes? What magnitude of the earthquake can a smartphone detect? How can a smartphone tell if the motion is my motion or earthquake motion? How can the smartphone seismic network issue an earthquake early warning? Qingkai Kong will answer all these questions by presenting the UC Berkeley Seismological Lab research project – MyShake, that turns your phone into a seismometer to monitor the earthquakes, and potentially issue earthquake early warning in the future.
Qingkai Kong is a PhD student at Berkeley Seismological Lab. He is currently working in the Earthquake Early Warning group, and focus on exploring non-traditional seismic array to monitor earthquakes. This free public talk is presented as part of the monthly Science at Cal Lecture Series. Event Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org