In the frame of Shiba Subedi‘s PhD thesis, the first low-cost seismometer was installed in a Nepali school this month. It is located west of Pokhara, not far from the rupture zone of the 2015 Mw7.8 Gorkha earthquake. The Raspberry Shake instrument is online and the data can be observed here.
In the canton Valais, the year 2018 focuses on risks. In this frame the transdisciplinary artist association Le Cairn organizes a project called “Sur la faille” (On the fault). A first workshop between three scientists (presenting geology, earthquakes, and associated hazards and risks) and eight artists (working on various representations of these themes) took place on May 5-6 in and near Sion, and in the gîte là-oh. The exchange was intense, and we look forward to see the art pieces in September!