Although we don’t anticipate performing many new installations, we continue to look for volunteers to host NetQuakes instruments. In particular, we are interested in finding volunteers living in regions highlighted in red on the map below.
Volunteer to Host a NetQuakes Seismograph
Please note: we are not currently looking for volunteers living outside the U.S.
To host a NetQuakes instrument, you must provide:
- An out-of-the-way location in a 1-2 story building (no significant basement) with less than ~4000 sq feet in plan; building must have a concrete slab foundation in some location (for example, a garage) to which the NetQuakes box can be bolted. Buildings within a half mile of significant business districts and those near urban or suburban faults (such as the Hayward fault in the East Bay) are highly desirable.
- A local network with a permanent broadband connection to the internet. If you don't have WiFi, we will install a WiFi router.
- AC power to the seismograph.
- Occasional minor servicing of the instrument, such as battery replacement.
If your site is selected to host a NetQuakes seismograph, you will be asked to sign an agreement that describes your responsibilities and those of the USGS.