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Earthquake Detective Featured by sustainNU in Citizen Science Project Spotlight

As part of their Virtual Earth Month celebration, each week sustainNU will highlight two new research projects on biology, climate, history, nature, social sciences, and/or outer space. These online projects, on Zooniverse, utilize the power of thousands of everyday people to accomplish large research endeavors.

Earthquake Detective lets users classify earthquakes, tremors, and other seismic events by viewing seismograms, which track the earth’s movement. This Northwestern-based research funded by the National Science Foundation aims to improve understanding of the conditions under which these different events occur.

Continue to sustainNU to learn more and view all the Citizen Science project spotlights.