The month-long voyage seeks to investigate the cause of the largest intraplate earthquake ever recorded in an ocean.
MyShake is a free app for Android phones that has the ability to recognize earthquake shaking using the sensors in every smartphone.
Using a setup involving dyed syrup and a precision shake table, researchers have modeled how earthquakes can cause volcanic eruptions.
By pairing vibrational pulses with seismic sensors, researchers have developed a method to detect faults deep below the Earth's surface and predict future earthquakes.
Earthquakes above a magnitude of 6.0 have struck around Asia Pacific in quick succession over the past week, which could be warning signs of more major earthquakes on the horizon.
Contrary to current understanding, slow-slip events could signal an impending earthquake rather than a reduced seismic risk.