The Tempest Weather System provides a wealth of information about what's happening in the atmosphere, but what about what's shaking below ground? While the Earth feels like a pretty solid place, in fact, it is always moving in some way or another. A recent article in the New York Times discusses a new and exciting way for people to monitor seismic activity in their own homes using a device called the Raspberry Shake. This small, affordable seismograph can be set up with ease, allowing individuals to track and record earthquakes and other ground movements with precision and accuracy.
Connecting People Worldwide
But it's not just for scientists and seismologists. The Raspberry Shake community is made up of people from all walks of life who are passionate about understanding the Earth and its movements. By joining the community, you can share your data with others and view real-time seismic activity from around the world on the Raspberry Shake Station View map.
TRACK EARTHQUAKES AND MORE
With a device like the Raspberry Shake, you'll be able to track the exact moment an earthquake occurred in your area or see the ground movements caused by a passing train. You can even watch large earthquakes impacting the other side of the earth.
But it is not only able to detect earthquakes. It can also detect other types of ground movements, such as volcanic activity, landslides, and even human-made vibrations from construction, traffic, or a hip-hop concert - anything that causes the ground to vibrate. It's like having your own personal window into the inner workings of the earth.
Contribute to Earthquake Detection & Scientific Research
Not only is it a fun and interesting way to learn about the earth, but it also provides valuable information for scientists and researchers studying seismic activity. By connecting your Raspberry Shake to the internet, you can share your data with a global community of seismology enthusiasts and professionals. This allows you to compare your readings with those from other Raspberry Shake users around the world and learn more about the seismic activity happening in your area. This also makes it great as an educational tool for schools and universities to teach students about seismology, geology, and the Earth's inner workings.
For a limited time, Tempest supporters can enjoy an exclusive offer from Raspberry Shake - receive an additional 5% off on top of the $125 discount they currently offer for home/classroom use.
To claim your discount, visit raspberryshake.org and enter the coupon code TEMPEST at checkout!