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Visit us at AGU

Visit us at AGU

This year OSOP has a joint booth with gempa at the AGU meeting in San Francisco, USA:                 Estaremos promocionando nuestras soluciones para EEW, la densificación de redes sísmicas, monitoreo estructural y detección de tsunamis en tiempo real. Los sismógrafos […]

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CA gears up for EEW

CA gears up for EEW

California is gearing up for the widespread deployment of a new Earthquake Early Warning system. Read all about it here. Join OSOP and gempa at AGU (Booths 2134/6) to talk about our EEW ideas and solutions. Density Matters:             OSOP short-period seismometers […]

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Implementación y afinación de ShakeMap para latinoamérica -el caso de Panamá-

Implementación y afinación de ShakeMap para latinoamérica -el caso de Panamá-

El presente trabajo muestra la implementación y afinación de ShakeMap en Panamá. Este software fue desarrollado por el Servicio Geológico de los Estados Unidos (USGS), y el cual OSOP ha implementado en conjunto con SeisComP, para que puedan obtenerse valores de velocidad pico efectiva (PGV), aceleración pico […]

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El primer instrumento sísmico de la historia!

El primer instrumento sísmico de la historia!

ENGLISH VERSION BELOW. El surgimiento de la instrumentación sismológica surgió en la civilización china hacia el año 132, cuando el filósofo Zhang Heng de la dinastía Han, inventó el primer sismoscopio o sensor para medir los movimientos de la Tierra (Figura 1). Este aparato consistía de un […]

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RespGen Released

RespGen Released

Hi all: You have not heard much from us lately because we have been working hard to make new products like RespGen, an instrument response generator. We designed RespGen as a tool to allow instrument manufacturers and network operators to easily determine the instrument response of any […]

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La nevera abandonada

La nevera abandonada

A principios del mes de febrero decidimos modificar un refrigerador para hacer cerveza. La esencia del proyecto es poder mantener la temperatura de la cerveza a 20 c utilizando la menor cantidad de energía posible aprovechando la temperatura ambiente de la noche y enfriando el interior de […]

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OSOP Job Opening: Salesman

OSOP Job Opening: Salesman

OSOP, una empresa de geofísica ubicada en Panamá está interesada en contratar a un nuevo agente de ventas. Esta persona deberá contar con las siguientes aptitudes y conocimientos: Hablar con fluidez Inglés y Espanol Ser carismático(a) Pasión por viajar Para este empleo la experiencia tendrá siempre un […]

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GUIs for Earthworm

GUIs for Earthworm

Hi Earthwormers: Late last year, the IPGP introduced ew2sc3, a module that allows you import triggers and locations from your Earthworm into SeisComP. Now you can apply the full power of the SeisComP GUIs to even your Earthworm. This would not only allow you to visualize your […]

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Galperin v. Classical Seismometers

Galperin v. Classical Seismometers

Broad band seismometers come in two different flavors: Classical (XYZ) and Galperin (UVW). You can think of a Galperian seismometer as a classical triaxial seismometer that has been tilted at 54.7 degrees from vertical. Imagine an XYZ-axis balanced on its corner. Two weeks ago (see What is […]

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World-wide SeisComP installations

World-wide SeisComP installations

Hi all: These days there is a LOT of activity on the SeisComP ListServ. People from all corners of the planet now use SeisComP: World-wide SeisComP installations (last updated March, 2014) Source of data: GFZ, Potsdam –Branden

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What is the best broad band in the world?

What is the best broad band in the world?

The market for broad band seismometers is full of good options. Who makes the best? Many of us ask ourselves this same question when we are getting ready to purchase new equipment. But I think that a better question would be: What is the most consistent broad […]

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Big Data – Part II

Big Data - Part II

An update on Branden’s previous post on the artistic possibilities of Big Data. Following on from the inspiration generated from the newer wind maps of the US, we now have a web developer, Cameron Beccario, taking on this big data in a more globally animated way.  His […]

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Equipos período corto y banda ancha comparados

Equipos período corto y banda ancha comparados

Estimados colegas: Muchos personas me han preguntado, “Cómo está el comportamiento de los sismometros de período corto fabricado por OSOP comparados con otros sismometros buenos de banda ancha como el Nanometrics Trillium Compact?” Siempre respondo que la Sixaola y Darien tienen la misma comportamiento adentro de 1 […]

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Finding North: 1/3 the battle

Finding North: 1/3 the battle

Common sun-based techniques for discovering true (astronomical) north include: The sun shot theodolite telescope method The shadow tip orientation method But beware, blindness is a high price to pay for superior SKS-splitting results ;):

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A Super Bowl wager of seismic proportions

A Super Bowl wager of seismic proportions

Sometimes I think we are in the wrong business. We LOVE seismometers but our most popular blog post with nearly 16,000 views (some 200+% more popular than our second most popular post) was not about seismology but bicycles! See Tandem bikes. In his past life Seismo Guy […]

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Taking a second to listen to the river

Taking a second to listen to the river

Running and maintaining our networks, monitoring earthquakes and volcanoes and keeping our clients happy is a lot of work. At times our work causes unnecessary fights with our computers which in turn inflict a bit of unwanted stress in our lives. That is why OSOP has decided […]

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E-Quake News

E-Quake News

First off, a very happy new year to everyone from all of us here at OSOP! Secondly, in keeping with the time-honored tradition of taking the opportunity to look back and forward at the same time around this time of year, I thought it interesting to have […]

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Hi all: The Seismo Guys wish you Happy Holidays! Make snowmen, dance, drink and be merry. From Panama, — Ángel, Branden & Richard

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IRIS releases Earthquake Browser

IRIS releases Earthquake Browser

This is awesome. IRIS recently released a newer, better earthquake browser which allows you to visualize a gi-normous earthquake catalog in your browser and in pseudo-3D! The browser view of Panama and Costa Rica: A pseudo-3D view of the same data: Want to see for yourself? Visit […]

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IRIS Exhibits OBS at AGU

IRIS Exhibits OBS at AGU

There was no shortage of cool new innovative products at AGU this year- Nanometrics rolled out borehole versions of its Trillium 120 and Compact. Metrozet answered the Trillium Compact’s success with the “Mini Broadband Seismometer”. gempa introduced HTML-based GUIs for SeisComP. Vaisala showed off the all-in-one weather […]

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Paper Seismograph

Paper Seismograph

DENSITY MATTERS SHORT PERIOD SEISMOMETERS IMPROVE SPEED & ACCURACY For as long as seismologists can remember They have spent fortunes on Ever-broader broadband seismometers. This drained budgets and kept coverage low. No longer. With the newest version of the Darien strong motion seismometer, You can install 50 […]

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Visit us at AGU!

Visit us at AGU!

Hi all: Visit the Seismo Guys next week at AGU. Ángel, Nicholas and Branden can be found at the OSOP Booth (#506) in front of Google. Richard will be at Nanometrics. We hope to see many of you there! –Branden

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A noble attempt at earthquake prediction

A noble attempt at earthquake prediction

Hello all. OSOP is very excited to announce the development of a new addition to our early warning system. Our new sensors will not only be able to locate and measure the magnitude of events but we are testing their ability to predict events before they occur. […]

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What’s inside a Lennartz 3D-Lite

What's inside a Lennartz 3D-Lite

“PLEASE, BY ALL MEANS RESIST THE TEMPTATION OF OPENING THE SENSOR! As we have stated previously, there are (very literally!) no user serviceable parts inside, and you will only make things worse. Once the sensor has been opened, the average user is unable to reseal the sensor […]

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The Mother of All Seismometers

The Mother of All Seismometers

Last week Richard and I traveled to Martinique for a meeting of a Caribbean seismic and tsunami monitoring group (the CARIBE-EWS WG1). The planning meeting was led by Jean-Marie Saurel of the Martinique Volcano Observatory (OVSM). After the meeting Jean-Marie invited us to visit the observatory. And […]

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