Tracking Earth Tremors with Home Server

Andy Mills decided to track earth tremors where he lives in Southern California, after feeling his house sway during a 7.2 earthquake.

Quake Sensor Components

By using a VIA Artigo A2000 Home Server box, a copy of the WHS software and a USB motion sensor which he ordered online, Andy was able to track local earth tremors and send the results to a central database to the University of California, Riverside QCN (Quake Catcher Network) project.

Quake Sensor Readout

Andy’s post explains how to obtain the USB sensor and its software and get it installed and configured, which you can find here.


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