The Forecasting of Earthquakes

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About AETA

What is the AETA earthquake forecasting project?

Rather 1000 days no earthquakes, than 1 day with no precaution

The Shenzhen Earthquake Monitoring and Prediction Technology Research Center of Peking University has developed a broadband electromagnetic disturbance and geoacoustic monitoring multi-component seismic monitoring and prediction system named AETA.

From 2016, 300 sets have been deployed in some of the most earthquake-active areas in China, of which 240 sets in Sichuan/Yunnan and neighboring provinces, and 60 sets in other areas. More systems will be deployed as soon as additional funding becomes available. Presently, 38TB of data has been collected, and 20GB of data is being collected daily.

The AETA Competition

Our 2020 & 2021 competitions

2020 Competition

First earthquake prediction AI algorithm competition, with 183 teams, that revealed 10 winners, with average yes/no accuracy above 70% highlighting a breakthrough in the prediction of earthquakes.

2021 Competition

From the 1st of January 2021, we have started a new competition, inviting teams from all over the world to participate in developing an algorithm designed to forecast earthquakes.

The Components of The AETA

The data collecting sensors

Electromagnetic Sensor Probe

Power Consumption: About 3w;
Weight: 16kg including packing;
Size: Height: 92cm, diameter: 35cm;
Port: Power supply & data transmission integrated network port, and grounding button;
Cable: Armored network cable,Length: 40m, diameter: 1cm, bending angle greater than 135°;
Fixation: Cement covering for underground installation, three-legged bracket for cave installation

Acoustic Sensor Probe

Power Consumption: About 3w;
Weight: 11kg including packaging;
Size: Height 9cm, Ellipse long axis 26cm, short axis 16cm;
Interface: Power supply & data transmission integrated network port, and grounding button;
Cable: Armored network cable length: 40m, diameter: 1cm, bending angle greater than 135°
Fixation: Cement covering

Terminal Device

Power Consumption: About 5w;
Weight: 4kg including packing;
Size: Height: 43.1cm, length: 31.7cm, width: 20.3cm;
Port: As Figure 1 shows;
Fixation: Fixed in the standard cabinet by a guide rail, or placed on the desktop.

Electromagnetic Sensor Probe

Power Consumption: About 3w;
Weight: 16kg including packing;
Size: Height: 92cm, diameter: 35cm;
Port: Power supply & data transmission integrated network port, and grounding button;
Cable: Armored network cable,Length: 40m, diameter: 1cm, bending angle greater than 135°;
Fixation: Cement covering for underground installation, three-legged bracket for cave installation

Acoustic Sensor Probe

Power Consumption: About 3w;
Weight: 11kg including packaging;
Size: Height 9cm, Ellipse long axis 26cm, short axis 16cm;
Interface: Power supply & data transmission integrated network port, and grounding button;
Cable: Armored network cable length: 40m, diameter: 1cm, bending angle greater than 135°
Fixation: Cement covering

Terminal Device

Power Consumption: About 5w;
Weight: 4kg including packing;
Size: Height: 43.1cm, length: 31.7cm, width: 20.3cm;
Port: As Figure 1 shows;
Fixation: Fixed in the standard cabinet by a guide rail, or placed on the desktop.

Latest News

Hear the latest news about AETA.

AETA’s Earthquake Competition Has Officially Begun

The long-awaited earthquake forecasting competition has begun. After receiving over 500+ teams signed up to work on one of the world’s most ambitious projects…Continue Reading

Welcoming Our Newest Partner

We’d like to share our appreciation with one of our newest collaborators, DPhi. A leading platform in computer science education, assisting 100,000’s people to learn new data science skills. Continue Reading

earthquake sensor for prediction analysis

AETA – A revolutionary breakthrough in the forecasting of earthquakes

Recently, a research team from Peking University began working on a system designed to forecast earthquakes days before they occur with promisingly accurate results…Continue Reading

Results of 2020 Competition

First earthquake prediction AI algorithm competition, with 183 teams, that revealed 10 winners, with average yes/no accuracy above 70%…Continue Reading

Welcoming Our Newest Organising Sponsor

We welcome the Capgemini group to join in the AETA 2021 competition. Utilizing the Capgemini network to grow the awareness and invite the world’s top universities to participate in the development of a prediction/forecasting algorithm…Continue Reading

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Shenzhen Earthquake Monitoring and Prediction Technology Research Center, Peking University | Shenzhen Shenchuang Valley Technology Service Co., Ltd.

Key Laboratory of Integrated Microsystem Science Engineering and Application | School of Information Engineering, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School

Email: yongshanshan@pku.edu.cn