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Earthquake Detection at the Edge: IoT Crowdsensing Network

Enrico Bassetti, Emanuele Panizzi
2022 Information  
State-of-the-art Earthquake Early Warning systems rely on a network of sensors connected to a fusion center in a client–server paradigm.  ...  The fusion center runs different algorithms on the whole data set to detect earthquakes.  ...  Quake-Catcher Network The QCN, Quake-Catcher Network, is an earthquake early warning system built by volunteers to "fill the gap between the earthquake and traditional networks" [6] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/info13040195 fatcat:2wi5xwgbq5bwdb6pcdqnfhtape

WiFi Access Point as a Sensing Platform

Milad Heydariaan, Omprakash Gnawali
2016 2016 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM)  
We present a study on the feasibility and efficiency of an alternate network architecture for home IoT.  ...  We find that the proposed architecture allows WiFi APs to become the computational, networking, and storage host for sensing applications without degrading the AP's primary function of providing Internet  ...  Christoph Eick, Weidong Shi, and Yunsoo Choi for discussions in the context of a DHS-funded project under contract no. D14PC00202.  ... 
doi:10.1109/glocom.2016.7842386 dblp:conf/globecom/HeydariaanG16 fatcat:snwh4garp5hwdpbegbgzdhmizm

Seismic Data Collection with Shakebox and Analysis Using MapReduce

Bin Tang, Jianchao Han, Mohsen Beheshti, Garrett Poppe, Liv Nguekap, Rashid Siddiqui
2015 Journal of Computer and Communications  
We are exploring the possibility of incorporating Shakebox into California Seismic Network (CSN), a new earthquake monitoring system based on a dense array of low-cost acceleration seismic sensors.  ...  The advances of wireless sensor offer the potential to monitor earthquake in California at unprecedented spatial and temporal scales.  ...  We are aware of two projects in this line: The Community Seismic Network (CSN) [1] [2] [3] [4] and the Quake-Catcher Network (QCN) [5, 6] .  ... 
doi:10.4236/jcc.2015.35012 fatcat:b3oae3fxqncbvmy45j7lgwfdce

Public Domain Treaty Compliance Verification in the Digital Age

Christopher W. Stubbs, Sidney D. Drell
2013 IEEE technology & society magazine  
This is a non-trivial endeavor but as discussed above the Quake Catcher Network provides an existing implementation of a very similar system.  ...  But we are interested in considering cases where the sensor network is heterogeneous and not centrally managed. The Quake Catcher Network [9] is an example of exploiting existing sensors.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mts.2013.2286432 fatcat:eqn5uhpmm5ffzcvb5k4dilegt4

CLIMATE CHANGE: Whither Hurricane Activity?

G. A. Vecchi, K. L. Swanson, B. J. Soden
2008 Science  
In this regard, the volunteer-based Quake-Catcher Network (QCN) links triaxial accelerometers internal to many laptops and low-cost USB-port accelerometers connected to desktops to a network of servers  ...  Currently, the integrated physical processes of earthquake rupture and wave propagation are separated into simpler substructure analyses.  ... 
doi:10.1126/science.1164396 pmid:18974337 fatcat:qzzlxdhljbeihb5dznymdmfp5e


Rémy Bossu, Robert Steed, Gilles Mazet-Roux, Caroline Etivant, Fréderic Roussel
2015 International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management  
geophysical networks.  ...  This paper presents the strategy and operational tools developed and implemented at the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) to detect and diagnose the impact of global earthquakes within minutes  ...  the IP location software, all the people involved in the Quake Catcher Network experiments, in the US and in Greece.  ... 
dblp:conf/iscram/BossuSMER15 fatcat:4iukfn6o2zhfbpwvcqjjny5luq

Citizen Seismology in Taiwan: Development, Outreach, and Formative Assessment of Near-Real Time Earthquake Game Competition Activities

Kate Huihsuan Chen, Wen-Tzong Liang, Chun-Hung Lin, Leon Yufeng Wu
2020 Frontiers in Earth Science  
We believe in the value of citizen seismology and started with distributing Quake-Catcher Network (QCN) sensors at schools in Taiwan.  ...  first motion of P-waves for every inland M L ≥4 earthquake in Taiwan; (3) development of the formative assessment for the 1.5 h long, non-lecture-based game activities.  ...  The recorded waveforms for magnitude greater than 4 earthquakes in Taiwan are shared in the platform of School QCN network (Figure 3) .  ... 
doi:10.3389/feart.2020.00154 fatcat:e62b7ubn5je6tkzdf2cgelnkwi

Incorporating Low-Cost Seismometers into the Central Weather Bureau Seismic Network for Earthquake Early Warning in Taiwan

Da-Yi Chen, Yih-Min Wu, Tai-Lin Chin
2015 Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences  
This paper illustrates the methods used by the integrated system for estimating earthquake information and evaluates the system performance.  ...  The system also incorporates the official seismic network of Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau (CWB).  ...  The Quake Catcher Network (QCN) project plans to rapidly expand and increase the density of ground-motion observations with relative low cost (Cochran et al. 2009 ).  ... 
doi:10.3319/tao.2015.04.17.01(t) fatcat:rddg234i55cjdeqc4h3z3evc4i

Design and Evaluation of a High Throughput Seismic Sensor Network - Tools for Planning, Deployment and Assessment

Marco Manso, Mourad Bezzeghoud, Bento Caldeira
2017 Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Sensor Networks  
The rapid technological evolution in sensors, sensor platforms and networking is enabling the deployment of large sensor networks for "live" monitoring of seismic activity with high spatial resolution.  ...  Rate (SNTR), which provides the overall network sensor data transmission throughput and thus an indication of the required network capacity; and CPU Sensor Network Performance Index (CSNPI), which provides  ...  during an earthquake (; the University of Southern California's (USC) Quake-Catcher Network (QCN) (Clayton et al, 2011) began rolling out in the San Francisco Bay Area  ... 
doi:10.5220/0006127701290134 dblp:conf/sensornets/MansoBC17 fatcat:3hnmfw4isnfrnnpeydfl5w7efa

A Wearable Accelerometer Array for Human Movement Analysis Based on rBSN Approach

2011 SICE Journal of Control Measurement and System Integration  
We also evaluate our accelerometer array system in two applications discuss the applicability of our rBSN concept.  ...  While many studies of sensor networks have aimed at scalability and/or accuracy, our concept is to introduce "redundancy" in the array to measure movements in human bodies.  ...  Acknowledgments This work was partially supported by Grant-in-Aids from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan (No. 04560013).  ... 
doi:10.9746/jcmsi.4.206 fatcat:d5irb4oqnrhb5beeref5k643gy

A fresh perspective

Matthew Faulkner, Annie H. Liu, Andreas Krause
2013 Proceedings of the 12th international conference on Information processing in sensor networks - IPSN '13  
Our approach outperforms state of the art detectors on real measurements from seismic networks with hundreds of sensors, and on simulated epidemics in the Gnutella P2P communication network.  ...  We show how a simple class of sparsifying bases provably improves detection with noisy binary sensors, even when only qualitative information about the network is available.  ...  The authors would like to thank their Caltech collaborators working on the Community Seismic Network project: Prof. Robert Clayton  ... 
doi:10.1145/2461381.2461387 dblp:conf/ipsn/FaulknerLK13 fatcat:mklsyq2upbggdfxuiic2tluiqa

Source modeling of the 2015 Mw 7.8 Nepal (Gorkha) earthquake sequence: Implications for geodynamics and earthquake hazards

D.E. McNamara, W.L. Yeck, W.D. Barnhart, V. Schulte-Pelkum, E. Bergman, L.B. Adhikari, A. Dixit, S.E. Hough, H.M. Benz, P.S. Earle
2017 Tectonophysics  
We integrate these observations to place the Gorkha earthquake sequence into a seismotectonic context and evaluate potential earthquake hazard.  ...  Thrust (MHT), the décollement defining the plate boundary at depth, over an area surrounding but predominantly north of the capital city of Kathmandu (3) the distribution of aftershock seismicity surrounds  ...  We thank the staff of NSET for hosting the seismic team and installation and implementation of the stations in the N-SHAKE network.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2016.08.004 fatcat:dohddf37knejziy25poggsauxi


R. Can, S. Kocaman, C. Gokceoglu
2020 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
Integrating artificial intelligence (AI) with the CitSci based GIS designs allows automatic quality control of the data and helps eliminating data validation problem in CitSci.  ...  As the size of the collected data increases, considering automatic control of the data quality has become a necessity.  ...  Cochran et al. (2009) have presented Quake-Catcher Network (QCN) project which aims to increase the number of seismic stations by using volunteers' computing resource as a seismic station to obtain information  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-xliii-b5-2020-43-2020 fatcat:ockxpessgfez7hihsqoqstjtwy

Citizen Science for Observing and Understanding the Earth [chapter]

Mordechai (Muki) Haklay, Suvodeep Mazumdar, Jessica Wardlaw
2018 Earth Observation Open Science and Innovation  
This chapter provides an overview of the field of citizen science and its contribution to the observation of the Earth, often not through remote sensing but a much closer relationship with the local environment  ...  These transitions have ushered in, over the past decade, a rapid growth in the involvement of many millions of people in data collection and analysis of information as part of scientific projects.  ...  We would also like to thank Berris Charnley for useful comments and suggestions for an earlier version of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-65633-5_4 fatcat:h74u4xxed5ewjhellpnfaj6slu

Mobile Phones as Seismologic Sensors: Automating Data Extraction for the iShake System

Jack Reilly, Shideh Dashti, Mari Ervasti, Jonathan D. Bray, Steven D. Glaser, Alexandre M. Bayen
2013 IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering  
The devices act as distributed sensors that enable measurements to be taken and transmitted with a cellular network connection.  ...  A method was developed to determine the absolute orientation of a device to estimate the direction of first motion of a seismic event.  ...  The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of the U.S.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tase.2013.2245121 fatcat:mfnzk62fsveafg33xw32n2bmpi
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