What are the pros of forwarding my data to the Raspberry Shake Server?
Here are a couple that appeal to me:
- You will be able to retrieve your data from FDSN should you lose your mseed files, so it’s a backup.
- You will be contributing to the worldwide database, which allows people (including yourself) to calculate the location and magnitude of an event from a network of stations around the epicentre.
Just curious. Are local magnitudes always calculated manually by hand? By reading a seismograph, determining the epicenter distance and etc. Or there are methods to this automatically?
I’m a rank amateur in this, but I use the method described by Angel using Swarm here: