Caltech Undergraduate Research Journal

CURJ is Caltech's award-winning undergraduate research journal, dedicated to highlighting the accomplishments of the numerous undergraduates conducting research at Caltech during the SURF program and throughout the academic year.

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Community Seismic Network: Catching Earthquakes Quickly and Cheaply through Volunteer-based Sensor Networks

Daniel Obenshain, K. Mani Chandy, and Rishi Chandy

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Earthquakes are devastating natural disasters. They are of particular concern to the people of the Los Angeles area as the San Andreas Fault and other faults lie nearby. ShakeOut, a scenario constructed by the United States Geological Survey, conservatively estimates that a 7.8 or higher magnitude earthquake in this area would result in a death toll of 2,000, with an additional 50,000 injured and over $200 billion in damage.