One of the most powerful moments that your students can have with your Shake is to look at the seismic activity recorded from an earthquake that has just struck. We recommend that you check our EQ View Web app, or our “EQ Info” Android app, every morning before class. This will let you know if any earthquakes have happened close by.
Your Raspberry Shake is super sensitive, so an earthquake does not need to rock your home to be detected and it is even possible to pick up large earthquakes that originated on the other side of the globe. You may also find it interesting to share with your class cultural noise detected on your Shake, such as activity spiking as the school day begins!
To examine activity recorded on your Shake in more detail make sure to take a look at Swarm (if you haven’t already, watch our Swarm tutorial here to see how!)
Any recent activity, especially an earthquake, is an incredible opportunity to engage with your students and explore more about the topic.