For millennia, people have been afraid of earthquakes. A force of nature that regularly devastates whole regions and claims thousands of lives. One reason for the fear of earthquakes may be that so far people have not succeeded in predicting these natural phenomena. Therefore, earthquakes still hit people unprepared in most regions of the world.
No earthquake is like the other, they are distinguished by their duration as well as their strength. Based on measurements of so-called seismographs or seismometers at monitoring stations, earthquakes can be registered and ground motions recorded as so-called seismograms.