05 Dec '11, 4pm

Build a DIY Earthquake Sensor

Earthquakes have been in the news a lot this year, from thee earthquake in Japan to the surprising quake in Virginia , to quakes in Oklahoma caused quite possibly by fraking, earthquakes have been on the brain. We often discuss the possible ways animals may help us predict earthquakes, or the science behind trying to predict the when and where through gadgets. That is still a ways off, but in the mean time, there are warning systems that can help you stay alert -- and there's at least one you can make yourself. Instructable user Andrewblog came up with a design for an earthquake sensor. Andrewblog states, "When an earthquake hits a primary wave and a destructive wave travel through the earth surface. The primary wave is faster, but causes a small tremor that we can not feel. An high sensitive earthquake detector feels the small tremor some seconds before the big earthquake...

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