Is Your Seismic Recorder Ready For The Next Big One?

Check the news on any given day and you are likely to find reports of aftershocks, earthquakes, earthquake swarms—a series of small earthquakes during a given time frame of several weeks or months where no one quake is “the big one”—and  tremors. All of these seismic events generate seismic waves that travel from the epicenter of the quake and spread, like ripples in a pond, across the earth’s surface.