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'Citizen-seismologists' sought to host tiny earthquake sensors on their computers

July 7, 2011
Louis Bergeron

Six thousand tiny seismic sensors are seeking homes – or offices, or classrooms – where they can take up residence.  The matchbox-size sensors are part of a new phase of the Quake Catcher Network, a project that is building the densest networks of seismic sensors ever devoted to studying earthquakes.