Friday, February 12, 2016

MyShake is out today!

Today is a great day, we have our MyShake app released for public download! In about 12 hours, we have ~12, 000 people download our MyShake app all over the world!

MyShake is the project that I worked on for 3 years. It arms to build a seismic network by using smartphones. Since the best traditional seismic network may have stations about 10 km apart, MyShake network can achieve to have several smartphones in a city block. This will greatly increase the density of the network, and enable us to detect the earthquake much faster and accurate!

I don't want to explain too much here, if you want to know the details, check out our paper 'MyShake: A smartphone seismic network for earthquake early warning and beyond'. If you just want a short version how it works, check out my xkcd style figures below:

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