QUAKE CATCHER NETWORK IN CALGARY: TESTING THE LIMITS OF VOLUNTEER HOSTED SEISMIC NETWORKS
While seismic research, including that of the QCN, has mostly been concentrated on the cities and regions most at risk from earthquake disasters, this study discusses the results of a network constructed within the western Canadian City of Calgary, a geologically stable region where medium to strong earthquakes do not occur. MEMS seismometers were first installed in high schools and other educational institutions within the Calgary region to serve as a stable foundation to the network. By locating these sensors in education hubs, k-12 students became involved in their installation and maintenance as a way of education and empowerment.
This Quake Catcher Network across Calgary will be very useful for engaging the local community in the new Canadian Cordillera Array research initiative.