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Thu Apr 9, 2015, 11:32 AM


I run several BOINC projects;

For those unfamiliar with the anagram;

"The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) is an open source middleware system for volunteer and grid computing. It was originally developed to support the SETI@home project before it became useful as a platform for other distributed applications in areas as diverse as mathematics, medicine, molecular biology, climatology, environmental science, and astrophysics. The intent of BOINC is to make it possible for researchers to tap into the enormous processing power of personal computers around the world."


And one of them is 'Quake Catcher''

The Quake-Catcher Network is a joint collaborative initiative run by Stanford University and UC Riverside that aims to use computer-based accelerometers to detect earthquakes.[1] It uses the BOINC volunteer computing platform (a form of distributed computing, similar to SETI@home).

It currently supports newer Mac laptops which have the built-in accelerometer (used to park hard drive heads if the laptop is dropped), and the newer IBM/Lenovo thinkpads.[2] It also supports three external USB devices currently - the codemercs.com JoyWarrior 24F8, the ONavi sensor, and the MotionNode Accel.[3]

"In 2011, project scientist Elizabeth Cochran was awarded a Presidential Early Career Award from US President Barack Obama in large part due to her founding of the Quake-Catcher Network project."


I don't have any sensors listed as USB devices above, but when the screen saver is active it shows how many quakes have occurred in the last 24 hours, where they were located, the intensity and several more facts but unfortunately this info lists a couple quakes a second and the info I am able to collect is limited to the area and sometimes the intensity.

I just spent the last 2 minutes or so cycling through the list, there were 286 yesterday, I think, and by my count 30 of them were just in OK and 10 in KS.

Most of those in OK were in or near Perry, Guthrie and Medford which are in the north central part of the state, within a few hundred miles of each other in a line running N and S.

I recently watched a video by a siesmologist who shows that this area is the convergency of 4 tectonic plates.

It is his prediction that the next big central US earthquake will happen here and soon given the hundreds of minor but telling quakes clustered very closely to lines of these plates.

He lives near the site of the terrible quakes along the Mississippi River where one of these caused the river to actually reverse course for some time.

"The 18111812 New Madrid earthquakes were an intense intraplate earthquake series beginning with an initial pair of very large earthquakes on December 16, 1811. They remain the most powerful earthquakes to hit the eastern United States in recorded history.[1] They, as well as the seismic zone of their occurrence, were named for the Mississippi River town of New Madrid, then part of the Louisiana Territory, now within Missouri."


He said that these quakes will not reoccur because the plate that caused the New Madrid quakes has become minor and the slippage will be OK's plates the next time.

I just posted about Radon;

Radon levels in houses near fracking sites in Pennsylvania are higher than in those in areas where the isn't any.


And mentioned if you live near a fracking site you may want to consider moving/selling especially before this becomes common knowledge and as my post listed this;

"Radon, an odorless, invisible gas, is the second-leading cause of lung c year from lung cancer caused by radon cancer in the United States after smoking, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA estimates that about 21,000 people die each year from Radon."

It now seems there is another compelling reason to relocate.

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Thu Apr 9, 2015, 11:38 AM

1. I totally wanted this to be about several BIONIC projects.

So many disappointments...

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