This disclosure describes techniques for location verification of server racks. Acceleration signals obtained from hard disks (or other components) within a server rack are utilized to detect earthquake waves. Timestamps for the peak acceleration of the waves are obtained to determine a time of arrival of the waves at the server racks. The detected earthquake wave data is matched with publicly available scientific seismic measurements. The location of the server rack relative to an earthquake epicenter is estimated based on a measured time delay of detection of an earthquake wave. Triangulation of estimated distances from multiple seismic events is utilized to determine a location of the server rack. Reports are generated that list the expected and estimated locations of each server rack and a corresponding deviation. Alerts can be generated in the presence of deviation based on a confidence level associated with the location detection.

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