Landslide Sonification

This blog post covers the results and implementation of time series sonification. A rendered version of the Jupyter Notebook follows (if compatible with your browser), and the notebook can be accessed at

We can listen to a landslide via direct sonification of ground motion time series from a nodal seismometer deployed on the Rattlesnake Ridge landslide near Union Gap, Washington. This sonification represents 10 minutes of ground motions from March 18, 2018, squeezed into 30 seconds of audio. Landslide motions sound like crackling and popping noises. Sources of anthropogenic noise are at lower and higher frequencies and sound like low droning noises and whistles.