Accordingly, that kind of 'moving coil accelerometer' has a name for it, it is called a geophone
http://www.geol.lsu.edu/jlorenzo/Reflec ... phones.htm
https://www.essearth.com/the-geophone-h ... the-earth/
They are sold for quite a premium
https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?ca ... t=geophone
but I'd guess, for 'fun' purposes it is possibly feasible to create a 'ghetto' one that is basically a coil with a magnet e.g. the neodymium 'coin' types.
And we have pretty much a 'similar' thing.
The 'cheap' ones are our 'cellphone' semiconductor (mems?) accelerometers
accordingly, ubc has pioneered it:
then closer today google does it as well
https://www.science.org/content/article ... arthquakes
I'd guess the moving coil types is likely more sensitive as in part we can control the design, e.g a small magnet suspended from a string.
But as usual, unlike 'digital' sensors, we'd need to convert that voltage we measured into 'acceleration, velocity' etc. It is an 'analog' world we live in.
one of those aspects that had me procrastinating about making a ghetto geophone is that for 99.9% of times, it probably detect nothing and arbitrary noises. then 0.1% of times, maybe it is a real earthquake.
edit: but a few more google searches later i stumbled into this
https://create.arduino.cc/projecthub/te ... ure-702324
and this could be that ghetto design
http://www.vibrationschool.com/mans/DBS ... dxr03.html