112th Anniversary of the 1906 SF Earthquake

On April 18th, 1906 at approximately 5:12 am, San Francisco was struck with a M7.9 earthquake. Between the 60 seconds of extreme shaking and the resulting 4-day long fire, over 80% of the city was left in ruins. Approximately 3000 lives were lost. Video photography was still in its infancy in 1906 when the now-famous Miles Brothers opened a film studio in SF one month prior to the quake. A Trip Down Market Street, a 8-minute piece, was shot 4 days before the earthquake. On the way to New York with that film, the Miles Brothers hear [...] Continue Reading

QuakeFinder Q1 Newsletter: “False Alarms”

“False Alarms” in Forecasting This newsletter is a continuation of our series of studies into the sociological aspects of natural disaster forecasting. The intent of these studies is to help QuakeFinder appreciate both the technical and non-technical implications of our evolving technology. We seek to enable an earthquake forecasting system and save lives. Understanding the societal impacts of forecasting will help guide us in our quest. In this newsletter, we introduce false alarms in disaster forecasting and provide a few re [...] Continue Reading

QuakeFinder Featured In Palo Alto

QuakeFinder and our parent company, Stellar Solutions Inc., are featured in Palo Alto Online. Read It Here Continue Reading

QuakeFinder 4th Quarter Newsletter

History of Hurricane Forecasting, Part 2. 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’s Two Sessions at American Geophysical Union Conference

QuakeFinder will be presenting at the upcoming AGU Conference in New Orleans Dr. Karl Kappler will present: “Latest Results From the QuakeFinder Statistical Analysis Framework” Time: Tuesday, 12 December 2017 14:25 – 14:40 Dan Schneider will be hosting a poster session entitled: “The Measurand Framework: Scaling Exploratory Data Analysis” IN23A-0073 Time: Tuesday, 12 December 2017 13:40 – 18:00 New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Poster Hall D-F Please joi [...] Continue Reading