For the past three years, we have been operating a network of 30+ sensors hosted by community members to enhance our research on earthquake early warning (EEW) for Aotearoa New Zealand.
With the help of our community-engaged network, we were able to achieve a few things!
We also found an algorithm appropriate for a citizen-network that would reduce false detections due to environmental noise. Chanthujan presented this work at the SSA conference. We hope to share more details about this in an upcoming journal paper.
We are now entering the second phase of our study, where we will concentrate more on the Wellington region to further test and validate our EEW network. In this research phase, we plan to increase the number of ground motion detection sensors in the Wellington suburbs and test the performance of the CRISiSLab community-engaged regional EEW system. We are currently recruiting volunteers to host Raspberry Shake 4D sensors. Sign up here or contact Raj Prasanna at R.Prasanna@massey.ac.nz to express your interest.