Request a Sensor

Volunteers located in high risk areas may qualify for a free sensor. read more
K-12 teachers can request up to three sensors for a $5 processing fee each. These sensors are subsidized by other purchases and gifts to the Quake-Catcher Network. These sensors will only be shipped if a valid US K-12 school address is provided. Simply fill out the online form or print and mail in the form with a check.
For $49 you can purchase a USB sensor for someone else or for yourself.Pay with a credit card using the online form or print and mail in the form with a check. NOTE: The QCN sensors are low-cost, strong-motion accelerometers, and only record moderate to large regional earthquakes, which may occur infrequently in your region.

Regional Program

Free

  • USB sensor
  • Software
  • Instructions
  • Installation Equipment

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K-12 Teachers

$5

  • USB sensor
  • Software
  • Instructions
  • Installation Equipment

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Standard Package

$49

  • USB sensor
  • Software
  • Instructions
  • Installation Equipment

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Other options for schools:

Classroom Set

Sensors Loan Program for K-12 Teachers

K-12 teachers can borrow up to 15 sensors for 3 weeks. The purpose for the loan program is so that teachers can provide a hands-on learning opportunity for all students. With a set of 15 sensors in a computer laboratory, two students can work together to understand earthquake science with the accelerometer. These sensors are subsidized by other purchases and gifts to the Quake-Catcher Network. These sensors will only be shipped if a valid US K-12 school address is provided. Please fill out the online form. The loan is free, all you have to do is pay for the return postage of about $10.35.

Classroom Set Application

Underserved Schools

Free Sensor Program

For K-12 teachers at underserved schools, please fill out the form below to apply for a free sensor (US Only). These applications are reviewed every few weeks. Other purchases and donations have subsidized the lending of sensors for K-12 educational institutions. If you have questions about the sensor request, please contact ([Jennifer Saltzman] or [Jesse Lawrence]).

For K-12 teachers at underserved schools, please fill out this form to apply for a sensor. These applications are reviewed every few months starting in November, 2008. Additional donations have subsidized the lending of sensors for K-12 educational institutions.

Underserved School Application