Earthquake Monitoring

Why EQ Monitoring?

Each year there are several thousand earthquakes throughout the world. There are about 60 each day in California alone! With the grown population and infrastructure (high-rises, bridges, apartments, pipelines, communication towers, etc.) earthquakes pose a greater hazard to our lives and comminutes than ever before. A few hundred years ago, even large earthquakes could go unnoticed but even now a small earthquake is often felt by thousands of people. Before we learn about earthquake monitoring, we need to learn a few things about earthquakes and what is actually monitored.

Table of Contents

EQ Monitoring Basics

Putting it All Together

EQ Monitoring History

EQ Monitoring Today

Additional Reading

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