QuakeFinder Welcomes Laura MacLean!

We are very pleased to announce a new member of the QuakeFinder team. Laura MacLean served as an intern to QuakeFinder this summer and has agreed to join the project full-time. Laura is a recent graduate with a Master of Science Degree in Geophysics from the Seismological Laboratory at UC Berkeley and also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from UC San Diego’s School of Earth Science. After beginning her internship in June, Laura was of instant value to QuakeFinder’s research efforts by developing custom visualization software for our t [...] Continue Reading

QuakeFinder 3rd Quarter Newsletter

Book Review: The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought To See the Future Author: Peter Moore, 2015 Review by: Dan Coughlin, Director, QuakeFinder The subject book provides a detailed history of the emergence of weather forecasting as it advanced in the U.K. and U.S. during the mid 19th century.  The author focuses on a handful of scientists, sailors, inventors, explorers and others that broke with the conventional wisdom and beliefs in meteorology to better understand the content and behavior of the atmosphere and to attemp [...] Continue Reading

Costanoa Lodge – a new QuakeFinder partner

QuakeFinder would like to thank The Costanoa Lodge in Pescadero, California for hosting a QF station on the property. This Spring, QuakeFinder’s nearby Ano Nuevo station suffered communication loss due to a local AT&T cell tower deactivation. This remote (and beautiful) coastal area has been challenging in the past to maintain a sufficient cell phone signal strength for our daily data transmission. Costanoa kindly agreed to let QuakeFinder move the Ano Nuevo site to their property. During our installation at the Costanoa Lodge [...] Continue Reading

Thank You Henry Dela Pena!

The QuakeFinder team would like to thank Henry Dela Pena for his dedicated service to the project. Henry is our ‘Operations Fellow’ in Southern California and supports the team in maintaining and upgrading our stations and sensors. As of August 25th, he completed his portion of QuakeFinder’s ‘California 2016 Sweep’ – wherein we are visiting every one of our 125 stations in California to perform annual maintenance. Site visits this year also included some key hardware/software upgrades that are making our system even more [...] Continue Reading

M 6.2 Earthquake In Central Italy

The QuakeFinder Team wishes to show our support for the families of victims of the Aug 24th M 6.2 earthquake near Perugia, Italy. Researchers worldwide are investigating ways to provide advanced warning ahead of major earthquakes. QuakeFinder is working diligently with our partners to understand the pre-earthquake electromagnetic phenomenon with the goal to enable a forecasting system – and to save lives. Continue Reading