Earthquakes of the Pacific and the RSN Project

Senior undergraduate student, Madi Shipley, wrote and produced this video about seismometers and hydrophones being installed on the cabled observatory to monitor earthquakes in real-time off our coast. Madi is a student in the College of the Environment, School of Oceanography at the UW and participated on Leg 2 of the VISIONS'14 Expedition. She is interested in the impacts of human-made sounds on marine life. This video provides a summary of how earthquakes are produced along the Cascadia Subduction Zone and how cabled instrumentation will provide reaa-time detection of seismic events along the subduction zone and at Axial Seamount.