Stellar Solutions, Inc Named Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Winner

Congratulations to QuakeFinder’s Parent Company – Stellar Solutions! Palo Alto, CA (November 16, 2017) Today, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce named Stellar Solutions a recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest honor for performance excellence and sustainability. Stellar Solutions is a woman-owned small business in the aerospace engineering services field with a vision of satisfying customer critical needs while realizing dream jobs. Founded in 1995 by Celeste Ford, Stellar Solution [...] Continue Reading

QuakeFinder Publishes Journal Paper

Congratulations to Karl, Dan, Laura and Tom for their recent publication of QF research in Earthquake Science! “Identification and classification of transient pulses observed in magnetometer array data by time-domain principal component analysis filtering” is the first of three journal papers to be published describing our evolving techniques to understand and characterize electromagnetic signals from our magnetometer array. This particular research was performed in early 2016 and was our first attempt to identify classes [...] Continue Reading

Remembering The Loma Prieta Earthquake

Remembering The Loma Prieta Earthquake Twenty-eight years ago at 5:04 pm, a Magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck northern California. ‘The ‘Loma Prieta’ Earthquake, centered in the Nisene Marks State Park, caused significant damage to Santa Cruz County and as far north as Oakland. Game 3 of the 1989 World Series was just getting started when the temblor sent its P and S waves through the hosting city of San Francisco. This was the first earthquake to ever be broadcast live on television. Lasting approximately 15 seconds, the qua [...] Continue Reading

QuakeFinder 3rd Quarter Newsletter

History of Hurricane Forecasting, Part 1. This newsletter is a continuation of our series of studies into the history of weather and natural disaster forecasting. The intent of these studies is to understand the pioneering efforts of those who brought us these capabilities, the often-messy process of discovery, the societal reaction and impacts of forecasting, the resistance of establishment naysayers, and all the setbacks and triumphs along the way. QuakeFinder seeks to enable an earthquake forecasting system and gathering these lessons [...] Continue Reading

QuakeFinder 2nd Quarter 2017 Newsletter – Simultaneity

Simultaneity [sahy-muh - tuh-nee-i-tee] noun 1. the relation between two or more events happening at the same time On April 24th, 2017 at 6:39 pm, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck 22 miles off the coast of Chile just west of the port city Valparaiso. Valparaiso, known by sailors as “little San Francisco”, is the 2nd largest metropolitan city in Chile with a population slightly over 800,000. For a city already jumpy being just miles from the ‘Pacific Ring of Fire’ fault line, the tsunami alarm issued minutes after the [...] Continue Reading