The Quake-Catcher Network is a collaborative initiative for developing the world’s largest, low-cost strong-motion seismic network by utilizing sensors in and attached to internet-connected computers. From this page you can access recent publications, seismic data, find out about development opportunities, and get to know our research affiliates.

Research Overview

Find out about the research plans for the next three years and beyond here.

Recent Publications

Information about and results from the Quake-Catcher Network have been published in peer-reviewed publications. You may read our recent publications here.


The Quake-Catcher Network is a research network built to collect seismic data from a flexible array of low-cost, seismic sensors connected to or internal to computers and other devices. The data is freely available for download.

Development Opportunities

The Quake-Catcher Network is a collaborative effort, and as such QCN encourages active participation from the seismic research community and software development community. There are many ways to help from installing sensors in K-12 classrooms, software or hardware development, to using data to demonstrate the utility of the QCN.Click here to learn more.

Research Affiliates

QCN has many research affiliates around the world. Find out where QCN has regional networks here.