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Short communication
11 Dec 2018
Short communication |  | 11 Dec 2018

Short Communication: Monitoring rockfalls with the Raspberry Shake

Andrea Manconi, Velio Coviello, Maud Galletti, and Reto Seifert

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We evaluated the performance of the low-cost seismic Raspberry Shake (RS) sensors to identify and monitor rockfall activity in alpine environments. The sensors have been tested for a 1-year period in a high alpine environment, recording numerous rock failure events as well as local and distant earthquakes. This study demonstrates that the RS instruments provide a good option to build low seismic monitoring networks to monitor different kinds of geophysical phenomena.