QuakeFinder: Against All Odds

A recent story about QuakeFinder in the LA Times conveyed the many obstacles that Stellar Solutions has faced over the past two decades in our quest to definitively prove electromagnetic precursors to earthquakes. And in spite of these numerous and significant scientific, technical, political and financial hurdles, we have made tremendous headway toward this noble, long-term goal that could benefit countless lives. It is important to remember that science is a journey. The article compares our experience to the search for extraterrestrial in [...] Continue Reading

QuakeFinder Publishes Peer-reviewed Electro-Magnetic Research

Groundbreaking research covering major faults in California between 2005-2018 examines potential clues in Earth’s magnetic field QuakeFinder has just published landmark research on earthquake forecasting in Computers & Geosciences, the peer-reviewed academic journal. The study, which examines electromagnetic earthquake precursors covering the major faults in California from 2005 to 2018, advances QuakeFinder’s research into predictive indications in Earth’s magnetic field that may be identified several days prior to an earthquake. [...] Continue Reading

Two Recent Earthquakes Shake California

QuakeFinder is reviewing data from its stations close to two recent earthquakes in California. A magnitude 4.5 quake struck at 10:33pm PDT on Monday, Oct. 14 near our Concord station and the second, a magnitude 4.8 was felt only 14 hours later at 12:42pm on Tuesday, Oct. 15 near our Pinnacles station. Both stations were successfully recording magnetic field data during the earthquakes and in the days leading up to them. QuakeFinder is studying the magnetic field, searching for reliable pre-seismic signals with the ultimate goal of building a [...] Continue Reading

QuakeFinder Team Proposal Succeeds in Phase 2 of $1.2M NGA R&D Competition

We are excited to announce that the QuakeFinder team at Stellar is one of five winners in Phase 2 of MagQuest, a $1.2 million National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) competition to advance geomagnetic data collection for the World Magnetic Model. The pioneering research of the QuakeFinder team is well suited to this global open innovation initiative that was launched in March to attract novel approaches that increase the efficiency, reliability, and sustainability of geomagnetic data collection. THE STELLAR PROPOSAL Global Acquisit [...] Continue Reading

The Race to Forecast Earthquakes

California State Route 178 SW of Trona, following the M7.1 earthquake. Road is now closed for repairs (USGS/Public domain). Earthquakes dominated the headlines for three days straight recently, with a 6.9 magnitude quake in the Molucca Sea near Indonesia triggering a tsunami warning on July 6. On July 5, as reported by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck southern California just one day after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit the same area.   At this time, no organization anywhere has the abilit [...] Continue Reading