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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted by A. Ling, 12/04/2014
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.
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.
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.
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.