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Deep part of Cascadia fault so slippery sun, moon trigger tremors

Posted by A. Ling, 04/28/2015

The Seattle Times and UW News have a report on University of Washington Earth and Space Sciences professor Heidi Houston’s research on slow-slip quakes in the Pacific Northwest. The study shows that the gravitational pull of the sun and the moon affect the ‪Cascadia Fault‬ a few days after it has started slipping.

ShakeAlert: Earthquake Early Warning Simulations

Posted by A. Ling, 02/12/2015

ShakeAlert, the Pacific Northwest region's Earthquake Early Warning System, has begun testing by selected users. These videos show the example simulations of a M8.0 Cascadia offshore earthquake and the 2001 M6.8 Nisqually earthquake on PNW ShakeAlert User Display.

Earthquake Early Warning Test Planned

Posted by S. Malone, 02/11/2015

The Seattle Times has a report on PNW Earthquake Early Warning's first test.

Earthquake early warning begins testing in Pacific Northwest

Posted by A. Ling, 02/11/2015

UW News: The first early earthquake warning system for the region has begun testing with a small group of users at businesses and public agencies.

Oklahoma is more seismic than California?

Posted by S. Malone, 02/09/2015

The Center for Investigative Reporting, based on the ANSS comprehensive earthquake catalog, says the number of magnitude 3 or greater earthquakes in Oklahoma is three times more than in California. 

Seahawk Fans Generate Seismic Activities

Posted by A. Ling, 01/22/2015

UW Today: UW seismologists couldn’t have asked for a better football game to monitor fan-generated stadium shaking. The Seahawks’ improbable comeback victory in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game showed the biggest vibrations ever recorded at CenturyLink Field ― the Dance Quake.

Scientists to Track Effects of Fans at Seahawks-Panthers Game

Posted by A. Ling, 01/09/2015

PNSN made it to the New York Times for the very first time! The story detailing our install at CenturyLink Field for the NFC playoff games.

PNSN recording Seahawk fans in the press

Posted by S. Malone, 01/07/2015

UW Today press release was sent out today and will certainly be followed by many news stories about our plans to make seismic recordings of the shaking of CenturyLink Field due to fan enthusiam during the playoff games.

Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System - 10 years later

Posted by S. Malone, 12/26/2014

The United Nations News Center reports on the state of the tsunami warning system for the Inidan Ocean 10 years after the most devistating tsunami in history. Other reports include: UNESCO report on monitoring; Wikipedia; and "after & now" from the BBC.

California Receives Federal Funding for Earthquake Early Warning System

Posted by A. Ling, 12/15/2014

The Los Angeles Times (and the Seattle Times reporduces it) has a report on the appropriation of $5 million federal funding for earthquake early warning system (EEW) along the West Coast. California should begin to roll out EEW next year. Tom Banse of NW News Network interviews USGS geophysicist Doug Given and PNSN director John Vidale about the future EEW funding and development. 

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