Activity Narrative

The NEES@UCSB education and outreach team visited the Mountain View School science night 2011. Two Make Your Own Earthquake stations were set up at opposite ends of the room and connected to a central printer by a wireless router. Children could choose to create an earthquake "in 3D", by jumping next to a MEMS accelerometer that captured and displayed motion in all three (X,Y,Z) components, or they could create an earthquake that simply captured the vertical (Z-axis) motion of their jumping. Some chose to do both!


​The UCSB Geotechnical Array monitoring program is jointly funded by Pacific Gas & Electric Company and the United States Geological Survey.

This site previously funded 2015 to 2017 by the NRC Contract#NRC-HQ-60-15-C-000, project title "Observations and Analysis of Geotechnical Data". And 2004 to 2014 by the Geoge E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Program of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Award# CMMI-0927178.