Quakefinder Blog

QuakeFinder Participates At The AGU

QuakeFinder presented the results of our 2016 data analysis at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco on December 16th.  QuakeFinder’s poster entitled “An Algorithm Framework for Isolating Anomalous Signals In Electromagnetic Data” received considerable attention from the conference attendees and praise from industry experts.  Members of the QuakeFinder team also attended the Natural Hazards session  where other electromagnetic (EM) precursor research was presented.  The EM community is growing and making substantial progress toward discovering patterns in Earth-emitting signals prior to earthquakes.    

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 time-series data. This tool enables our team to review our dense data sets from multiple QF stations and mark intervals of interest for further evaluation. In addition to her focused support of QuakeFinder’s ‘Path To Stats’ (our initiative to develop correlation statistics on our largest earthquake data set), Laura was tasked with the evaluation of the an ‘Artificial-Intelligence-In-A-Box’ software package built by a local startup. The entire QF team is excited that Laura is joining and we look forward to working with her to create an earthquake forecasting system – and save lives.
Welcome Laura!

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 attempt to put order to what appeared to be random weather.

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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, QuakeFinder personnel had the opportunity to tour the grounds and meet the staff. The Lodge is a phenomenal camping destination complete with cabins, bungalows, RV spaces, a spa, lodge, meeting rooms and a restaurant/bar. We highly recommend The Costanoa Lodge for your next camping trip or corporate event. Visit http://www.costanoa.com.

A special ‘thanks’ to Trevor Bridge, the general manager, and his maintenance team for the assistance during the QF station relocation. Welcome to the QuakeFinder Community!