INFO QUAKE FINDER
Mon Aug 11 17:39:33 2003
On June 30, 2003, Quakefinder launched QuakeSat.
Measuring only 4 in. x 4 in. x 12 in., the satellite will operate for a year to
see whether it can sift out magnetic signals generated by tectonic activity. The
first six months of the mission will be spent calibrating the satellite and
gathering baseline data. After that ground controllers will be looking in
earnest for quakes.
Both the infrared and magnetic methods of quake detection are controversial. For
now InSAR seems to be a safer bet for earthquake forecasting. All three,
however, offer a tantalizing possibility: Someday the local weather report will
forecast not only of the storms above us, but also the ones brewing beneath our
NASA Science News for August 11, 2003
High above Earth where seismic waves never reach, satellites may be able
to detect earthquakes--before they strike.
FULL STORY at
High above Earth where seismic waves never reach, satellites may be able to
detect earthquakes--before they strike.
"... temperatures will be in the high 40s to low 50s, fair and breezy -- another
chilly day here in the San Francisco Bay Area," the T.V. weatherman says. "The
satellite earthquake forecast shows low to normal risk, with no critical crustal
stresses or infrared signatures around the San Andreas fault ..."
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK... ????
Links to earthquake and seismic sites:
We will be continually adding more links to information and research regarding
earthquakes, so check back often.
Visit the Earthquaketracker.com site for daily ELF data from monitoring sites.
The US Geological Society in Menlo Park has the latest information on
earthquakes that occur here in Northern California and around the world.
Earthquake information from USGS:
The NOAA Solar Geomagnetic Index: This indicates the amount of geomagnetic noise
from the sun.
ABAG Earthquake Maps and Information: The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)
offers detailed hazard maps showing the relative risk of quake damage from
community to community. The site also includes helpful tips.
A group called Earthwaves looks back at the past decade of notable California
earthquakes, including Loma Prieta and Northridge. The site includes earthquake
Big list of seismic sites:
Global Earthquake Response Center™ offers news, information, preparedness
supplies and a comprehensive guide to online resources about earthquakes.
Seismo-Watch e-mail Earthquake Alert Bulletins are the fastest way to stay
informed of all the action. They are FREE and currently come preset for three
Sesmic Wave Program: Program files for Sesmic Wave Program
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