East Coast Earthquake
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25-08-2011, 10:29 AM
East Coast Earthquake
Let me start off first by saying that this was my first earthquake and as a geologist I was pretty stoked! It was a great experience. Having said that I also realize that there are much larger earthquakes happening all the time but this is a true rarity to feel on the East Coast of the US so...let me have my moment!

I thought I would share this (http://www.iris.edu/spud/gmv/109962). It is the USArray of seismometers for the 5.9 (it still says 5.8) VA earthquake. These can also be used to observe other earthquakes that have occurred in the recent past. The Honshu 9.1 earthquake (http://www.iris.edu/spud/gmv/4841). The resolution here is much better. At the point where it begins to look more complex (about half way through) is when the reflection of the waves cause constructive and destructive interference. If you look close you can see the waves coming together. Pretty sweet! Look up any earthquake that has occurred in the last few years and you can see the response of these seismometers.

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26-08-2011, 06:59 PM
RE: East Coast Earthquake
Didn't take long:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/26...38075.html
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28-08-2011, 10:53 AM
RE: East Coast Earthquake
Wow. What an asshole.

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