The macro-seismic network will be used to answer to main questions which generally arise after a felt ground motion:
What was the source of the groundmotion? An earthquake, a quarry-blast, nearby construction site or heavy traffic?
Was there a potential risk for life and the possibility for damages to buildings, fixtures and infrastructure?
The macro-seismic network is a dense layout of seismic low-cost sensors in populated areas. The sensors deliver the peak ground velocity (PGV). The processing of the data focuses on a fast discriminate between regional sources (e.g. earthquake or quarry-blast) or local events like construction work or traffic.
The information is communicated to the public and local authorities using the homepage http://www.macroseismicsensor.at/.