Stanford AI detects even the smallest earthquakes from seismic data

Destruction in the Marina District in San Francisco after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake

Seismic events like the magnitude-9.0 earthquake that hit off the coast of Japan in March 2011 aren’t difficult to detect, but few are quite so violent. Microearthquakes — low-intensity earthquakes that register 2.0 or less magnitude on the moment magnitude scale — rarely don’t cause property damage. And as a result of backg…Read More