I’ve just started to investigate having my own seismometer and stumbled onto the Raspberry Pi website. I’m hoping someone here might recommend what product would be best for me.
I do not live in a tectonically active area. I live in southern Alberta, Canada. The nearest activity is in Washington and British Columbia related to the subduction zone there, and also the Intermontane Seismic Belt from Utah to western Montana. What magnitude of seismic events can I expect to detect from these areas, and what level from global events, say Japan or Chile?
I will admit to being a bit confused by the website, which talks about ‘boards’ and Raspberry Pi computers. In order to use, say, a Raspberry Shake 3D or 4D device, do I have to buy a Raspberry Pi computer, or install some board into my computer as it sounds? I’m not really going to be into that, especially since all I have are PC laptops.
Or do these seismometers just connect to your internet and display through that to your computer?
Many thanks for your advice and knowledge.