Earthworm statmgr replacement

At ROB, we don’t use Earthworm (ew) for real time acquisition or monitoring, but we have installed it on our computer at the Kawah Ijen observatory in order to group all seismic fluxes on a single machine, and thus a single archive. Sometimes, for random reasons, some ew modules fail and crash and are marked…

Old 16bit DOS programs on Windows 7 (x64)

We needed to execute an old-but-working 16bits program to locate earthquakes called “HypoEllipse” (source), but calling it from the Windows 7 x64 boxes resulted in a nice : Bam ! Not working, sorry for you… No ! I say No ! Some great guys developed “DosBOX”: a super emulator for old-but-working DOS applications ! All…

North Korean nuclear tests with Obspy

This morning, North Korea tested some nuclear “bomb” somewhere in the middle of the country (confirmed by Pyongyang officials and CTBTO), and many seismic sensors worldwide recorded the triggered waveforms. The location of the test is the same as the 2009 one, confirmed by the location provided by global monitoring networks (USGS, GEOFON). To pythonise…

Aardbeving in West-Vlaanderen

Vanavond om 20:38, een aardbeving vond plaats in West-Vlaanderen. Het werd gevoeld door de bevolking in de dorpen van Ruddervoorde, Zedelgem en misschien zelfs tot Brugge. Iedereen die heeft het gevoeld is uitgenodigd om de enquête in te vullen op onze website:   Ce soir, à 20h38, un séisme a eu lieu en Flandre Occidentale.…