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    Seismology

    With the Photobucket-induced somewhat apocalyptic mood on CVF yesterday, it was perhaps appropriate that there was 4.9 earthquake in the North Sea!

    The monitoring station geophysicists reported the epicentre at 58.87°N 1.85°E and at a depth of 10km.
    But it was also detected in Edinburgh by D (occasionally known to you here on CVF as 'cabin-mate') using a device on his garage floor!




    I may have mentioned Raspberry Pi before somewhere on the forum - I'm sure our PoloUK can answer any questions you might have about this marvellous cheap single board computer aimed at promoting teaching of computer science to kids. The Raspberry Pi has also proved popular with all sorts of computer and electronics hobbyists and geeky people, like D who currently has sixteen of them!

    However my own interest has peaked with the latest delight from the Raspberry Pi Foundation - Raspberry Shake! - your personal seismograph:-
    http://www.raspberryshake.org/

    Here is the earthquake as picked up by the Raspberry Shake:-


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    As I understand it, the area around that part of the Atlantic tends to chuck a hissy fit at times. It is still "moving about" geologically. Hopefully not too much.

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    #3
    Surprised that I haven't picked up on this event in the media when it happened.

    I guess because of all the pay-to-read-wall's now, I don't read news as much as I used to in the past.
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      #4
      I might have missed it too were it not for the Raspberry shake! Although detected here, I wasn’t aware of any tremor at the time, but later found out it had been felt farther north and especially in Shetland, fortunately without causing damage. Good news doesn’t seem to be so newsworthy these days.

      There’s an app that lists known earthquakes so you can correlate with the output from a Raspberry Shake. It surprises a lot of people just how frequent such events are.

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        #5
        In case you were wondering, yes, D did detect the recent event in Korea with his Raspberry Shake equipment.

        Here's his post on Twitter:-
        https://twitter.com/gm8arv/status/904207968144674816

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          The major 8.1 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Chiapas in southern Mexico, as seen in Edinburgh on the RaspberryShake.
          D was tweeting “Never seen one this big”.

          Followers of my travels in January/February this year may remember that after arriving in Guatemala Serenissima sailed to the neighbouring Mexican state of Chiapas for one day. Posting in the ship’s thread I didn't include much about my experiences there, but they memorably include visiting a school. The charming children I met there and the people at the banana plantation and the local church are much in my mind today.

          Some tsuanimi warnings have been issued.

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            #7
            My most sincere thoughts and support to those affected by this quake..... though, and sorry for my humour, but the "raspberry shake"..? What's wrong with cloudberries or strawberries?
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
            Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
            Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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