RS4D | Turnkey

$499.99$964.99 USD

(3 customer reviews)

Strong Motion Seismograph

  • Vertical velocity and triaxial (east, north, and vertical) MEMS sensors
  • Detect vertical activity for earthquakes of all magnitudes near and far
  • All axes MEMs accelerometer remains on scale during larger local earthquakes
  • Versatile, combining sensor technologies and ideal for high seismic activity areas
  • Outdoor Only:  Includes a custom built IP67 rated dust proof, bug proof, all weather enclosure
  • All turnkey products come pre-assembled
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Incorporating both velocity and acceleration sensors, the fully assembled RS4D is an incredibly flexible seismograph. The multiple sensor technologies not only extends its usage applications, but also widens the range of motion it can detect.

The difference between the RS1D and the RS4D is that the RS4D has three orthogonally positioned microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) accelerometers built into the board. This is interesting for people who live in active earthquake zones where the strong motion might be enough to “saturate” the geophone velocity sensor, or in other words exceed the instrument’s measurement limit. With the incorporated accelerometer, seismic activity should remain on scale with the added benefit of being able to detect lateral motion as well.

The RS4D is a well-rounded, strong motion seismograph. With multiple sensors, more data options, and a wider range it has a multitude of applications, including those that require an accelerometer. If quakes are common where you live, keep an eye on the activity from the comfort of your own home, with your own personal RS4D earthquake monitor.

For a side by side comparison of our devices to see which one is right for you, please go here.

Getting Started

Setup and installation is easy! Click on this link for our Quick Start Guide to find all the details to getting started.

  • See our growing map of RS devices (and soon yours) on Station View
  • Sign up or login to your RS Dashboard on the “ShakeNet” web portal
  • Are you a teacher? Go to our dedicate Shake Education website

Need Help?

  • Looking for a quote or do you have a specific sales question? Contact us here.
  • With the product itself? – Go to our technical support forum here.
  • On any aspect of setup, instructions, recommendations, power user topics and more? – Go to our full manual here.

Additional Information

Waterproof Rated Outdoor Only:  IP67, click here for more information
Raspberry Pi model included Ships with 3 Model B
Connectivity Wifi or Ethernet
System Requirements Windows, Linux or Mac OS compatible
License All users must adhere to the Raspberry Shake license agreement.
Warranty The Raspberry Shake circuit board and geophone components come with a one year guarantee.  Full details.
Technical Specifications Click here.
Shipping All products are shipped by INCOTERM DAP. The buyer assumes all responsibility for import duties and taxes. Shipping Terms.

What's Included

  • 1x Fully tested Raspberry Shake 4D circuit board
  • 1x Vertical Earth motion monitoring sensor
  • 1x Triaxial (east, north, and vertical) MEMS accelerometer
  • 1x Raspberry Pi single-board computer
  • 1x 8 GB pre-programmed Micro SD Card
  • 1x Enclosure
  • 1x Ethernet Cable, 3 meters long
  • 1x 5V 2.5 Amp power supply, 1 meter long (Plug types supported: A, C, G, I)

Outdoor Only:

  • 1x IP67 Enclosure
  • 1x USB cable, 1 meter long
  • 1x Aluminium mounting and levelling base


  • Easy web-based configuration
  • ShakeNet mobile app for data visualization and earthquake monitoring
  • Web-based applications for data visualization compatible with Firefox/ Chrome/ IE
  • Desktop applications for data visualization compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux
  • Compatible with all industry-standard seismological applications (e.g., ObsPy, SeisComP3, Earthworm)

3 reviews for RS4D | Turnkey

  1. James Reynolds

    Really enjoy the RS4D and tracking all the earthquakes here in Tokyo and Japan. The device is really easy to set up, only took about 10 minutes and does an amazing job at tracking everything from the diggers at a nearby construction site to the big earthquakes we get offshore in the Pacific. My station ID – AM.REC8D

  2. Steve Caron

    I have been using the RS4D since October 2017. I absolutely love it. The setup is easy and support is always available from the group at RasbperryShake and the community of shakers. Living in Southern California, I knew there would be quakes to view. However, I never realized I could pick up large quakes from around the world. The RS4D’s sensitivity is amazing.

    If you are interested in seeing what quakes recorded on my RS4D look like, here are some samples:

    –Happy owner of station AM.RD29A

  3. Andre VE3WZW.NET

    So i have been using this device RS4D for some years. My home in the Caribbean on one of the smaller islands. My home in Canada 🇨🇦.
    The device is an outstanding value for money. At $1000 usd. It offers the security for your family. This company service and support is fantastic and one of the best.
    I highly recommend this purchase.

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