Powerful quakes in Japan and Indian Ocean

11 08 2009

Earthquakes struck both Japan and India on August 10, 2009. Although tsunami warnings were initially announced they were later recscinded.

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From MacBook to Personal Seismograph

13 12 2007

I happened up this by accident and as a MacHead I thought it interesting enough to post. SeisMac by Suitable Systems is a Mac OS X application that turns your MacBook or MacBook Pro into a seismograph. It access your laptop’s Sudden Motion Sensor in order to display real-time, three-axis acceleration graphs. Version 2.0’s enhancements make SeisMac an even more valuable tool for classroom demonstrations of seismic concepts and techniques.

According to the website, SeisMac 2.0 was created with support from the National Science Foundation through the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology.

Here’s a screen shot:

The company also makes SeismaCalibrate, an application that calibrates a Macintosh laptop’s Sudden Motion Sensor, and makes SeisMac much more accurate.

Both are freeware! If any of you readers try this out, please comment back with feedback!





Update to the UnEarthing Kindness Initiative

16 10 2007

September started off slowly, but on October 13, UnEarthedTees was pleased to make a donation to Oxfam America as part of the UnEarthing Kindness Initiative to help victims of the Peru earthquake. In fact, we and our fellow  participants in the initative decided to continue for another month, following the posting of our press release on the website of the Geological Society of America.

Check out the designs available on t-shirts,  mugs and more on the initiative page  –– some geology-themed, some Peru-themed –– where each designer’s commitment is outlined. As for UnEarthedTees, anything purchased in our shop counts toward our effort.