Currently, we are unable to purchase additional instruments. Although we don’t anticipate performing many new installations, we continue to look for volunteers living in Hawaii, Northern California, Pacific Northwest, Southern California and Utah to host NetQuakes instruments if more become available. In particular, we are interested in finding volunteers living in regions highlighted in red on the map below.
Note: At this time, we are not looking for volunteers living outside the U.S.
Volunteer to Host a NetQuakes Seismograph
To host a NetQuakes instrument, you must provide:
- An out-of-the-way location in a 1-2 story building (no significant basement) with less than ~4000 sq feet in plan; building must have a concrete slab foundation in some location (for example, a garage) to which the NetQuakes box can be bolted. Buildings within a half mile of significant business districts and those near urban or suburban faults (such as the Hayward fault in the East Bay) are highly desirable.
- A local network with a permanent broadband connection to the internet. If you don't have WiFi, we will install a WiFi router.
- AC power to the seismograph.
- Occasional minor servicing of the instrument, such as battery replacement.
If your site is selected to host a NetQuakes seismograph, you will be asked to sign an agreement that describes your responsibilities and those of the USGS.