Weston Observatory Records Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake in Northern Alaska on August 12, 2018

Alan Kafka
Weston Observatory
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Boston College

On August 12, 2018, the magnitude 6.4 earthquake that occurred in northern Alaska was recorded by Weston Observatory. Below is a seismogram of this earthquake (and a magnitude 6.4 aftershock) recorded on one of our “Raspberry Shake” seismographs.

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For more information about this earthquake see:

Large Earthquake in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Raises Questions About New Oil Drilling Leases (temblor.net)

Additional information about this earthquake can also be found on the U.S. Geological Survey earthquake monitoring website.

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Weston Observatory Records Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake in Loloan, Indonesia on August 5, 2018

Alan Kafka
Weston Observatory
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Boston College

On August 5, 2018, the magnitude 6.9 earthquake that occurred in Loloan, Indonesia was recorded by Weston Observatory. Below is a seismogram of this earthquake recorded at Weston Observatory.

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For more information about this earthquake see:

Indonesia earthquake: Thousands await rescue after quake hits resort islands Bali and Lombok (CNN)

Additional information about this earthquake can also be found on the U.S. Geological Survey earthquake monitoring website.

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Weston Observatory Records Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake in Hawaii on May 4, 2018

Alan Kafka
Weston Observatory
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Boston College

On May 4, 2018, the magnitude 6.9 earthquake that occurred in Hawaii was recorded by Weston Observatory. Below are seismograms of this earthquake recorded at Weston Observatory.

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For more information about this earthquake see:

Strong Earthquake Rocks Hawaii (CNN)

Additional information about this earthquake can also be found on the U.S. Geological Survey earthquake monitoring website.

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Weston Observatory Records Magnitude 7.6 Earthquake in Honduras on January 10, 2018

Alan Kafka
Weston Observatory
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Boston College

On January 10, 2018, the magnitude 7.6 earthquake that occurred in Honduras was recorded by Weston Observatory.

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Below is the seismogram of this earthquake recorded at Devlin Hall, Boston College.

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The faulting mechanism of this earthquake was exactly as expected by geophysical studies of the tectonic motion ‚Äčof the Caribbean plate. Geophysics works!KW81_Honduras2018.png

For more information about this earthquake see:

Strong Earthquake Prompts Tsunami Threat Message in Caribbean, Mexico (CNN)

Additional information about this earthquake can also be found on the U.S. Geological Survey earthquake monitoring website.

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Weston Observatory Records Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake in Dover, Delaware on November 30, 2017

Alan Kafka
Weston Observatory
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Boston College

On November 30, 2017, a magnitude 4.1 earthquake that occurred in Dover, Delaware was recorded by Weston Observatory. Below is the Weston Observatory seismogram of this earthquake, recorded at Westport, CT, our closest station to this quake. The Delaware earthquake is the big red spike at 16:48 (4:48 local time).

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US Geological Survey map of region where this earthquake was felt.

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From The Weather Channel: Where the magnitude 4.1 Delaware quake was felt.

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Seismic waves from the Dover, Delaware earthquake moving across New England.

For more information about this earthquake see:

Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Strikes Delaware (USA Today)

Additional information about this earthquake can also be found on the U.S. Geological Survey earthquake monitoring website.

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Weston Observatory Records Two Major Earthquakes on November 12 and 13, 2017: 7.3 in Iraq and 6.5 in Costa Rica

Alan Kafka
Weston Observatory
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Boston College

On November 12 and 13, 2017, two major earthquakes were recorded by Weston Observatory: Magnitude 7.3 in Iraq and magnitude 6.5 in Costa Rica. Below are the seismograms of those earthquakes recorded by our seismograph in the Boston College O’Neill Library.

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Visit @Weston_Quakes on Twitter for updates on seismic monitoring by Weston Observatory.

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Weston Observatory Records Boston College vs. NC State Football Game on November 11, 2017

Alan Kafka
Weston Observatory
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Boston College

Our seismograph in the Boston College Alumni Stadium recorded BC and NC State fans “making their own earthquakes”…

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