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Seahawk Fans Generate Seismic Activities

Posted by A. Ling, 01/22/2015

UW Today: UW seismologists couldn’t have asked for a better football game to monitor fan-generated stadium shaking. The Seahawks’ improbable comeback victory in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game showed the biggest vibrations ever recorded at CenturyLink Field ― the Dance Quake.

Scientists to Track Effects of Fans at Seahawks-Panthers Game

Posted by A. Ling, 01/09/2015

PNSN made it to the New York Times for the very first time! The story detailing our install at CenturyLink Field for the NFC playoff games.

PNSN recording Seahawk fans in the press

Posted by S. Malone, 01/07/2015

UW Today press release was sent out today and will certainly be followed by many news stories about our plans to make seismic recordings of the shaking of CenturyLink Field due to fan enthusiam during the playoff games.

Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System - 10 years later

Posted by S. Malone, 12/26/2014

The United Nations News Center reports on the state of the tsunami warning system for the Inidan Ocean 10 years after the most devistating tsunami in history. Other reports include: UNESCO report on monitoring; Wikipedia; and "after & now" from the BBC.

California Receives Federal Funding for Earthquake Early Warning System

Posted by A. Ling, 12/15/2014

The Los Angeles Times (and the Seattle Times reporduces it) has a report on the appropriation of $5 million federal funding for earthquake early warning system (EEW) along the West Coast. California should begin to roll out EEW next year. Tom Banse of NW News Network interviews USGS geophysicist Doug Given and PNSN director John Vidale about the future EEW funding and development. 

Could More Instruments Warn of Northwest Mega-quake?

Posted by A. Ling, 12/04/2014

Glenn Farley of KING 5 is following up on Tom Banse's article about Obana et al. in BSSA. PNSN Director John Vidale talked about monitoring mega-earthquake in the Pacific Northwest on King 5 News.

Eerie Quiet at NW Fault Where 'Big One' May Shake

Posted by A. Ling, 12/02/2014

It has been three centuries since the last Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake, which happened in January 1700. People wonder if the 'Big One' is coming soon. KOMO News has a report on an article in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America with results of ocean-bottom seismometer monitoring of the Cascadia Subduction Zone. The lack of interplate seimicity may indicate that the Cascadia fault zone is locked. The stored energy in the lock zone will eventually be released in a significant earthquake in the PNW.

Location of Washington 1872 Earthquake Deduced

Posted by A. Ling, 11/23/2014

The Seattle Times: USGS scientists think they've discovered the fault responsible for an 1872 earthquake that was one of Washington’s largest.

Introducing The 10 Second Earthquake Warning App

Posted by A. Ling, 11/18/2014

What would you do if you were alerted 10 seconds before an earthquake hits? This fun video may give you some ideas.

Ongoing intense earthquake swarm on Oregon-Nevada border

Posted by S. Malone, 11/08/2014

The Celebrity Examiner and Oregon Public Broadcasting have brief stories on the ongoing swarm just south of the Oregon-Nevada border.  Even though this swarm is officially in Nevada's reporting region earthquakes in it are reported on the PNSN earthquake map and show up on many PNSN seismic stations in the area.

Here are the news releases on Nevada swarm from Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries and Nevada Seismological Laboratory at University of Nevada, Reno.

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