Weston Observatory Records Magnitude 7.9 Earthquake in Papua New Guinea on December 17, 2016

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

On December 17, 2016, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake that occurred in Papua New Guinea was recorded by Weston Observatory.

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Papua New Guinea earthquake recorded by educational seismographs in Texas (TX-ESP, E1TX) and in Massachusetts (BC-ESP, WOBC, Weston Observatory).

For more information about the effects of this earthquake, see:

Tsunami alerts canceled following 7.9 earthquake off Papua New Guinea (CNN)

Visit @Weston_Quakes on Twitter for updates on this and other earthquakes.

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

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Weston Observatory Records Two Major Earthquakes on December 8, 2016: 6.5 off the Coast of California and 7.8 in Solomon Islands Region

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

On December 8, 2016, two major earthquakes were recorded by Weston Observatory: Magnitude 6.5 off the coast of California, and magnitude 7.8 in the Solomon Islands region.Off_CA_Solomon_120816.pngVisit @Weston_Quakes on Twitter for updates on these and other earthquakes.

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Weston Observatory Records Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake off the Coast of California on December 8, 2016

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

On December 8, 2016, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake that occurred off the coast of California was recorded by Weston Observatory.

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Magnitude 6.5 earthquake off the coast of California recorded at BC O’Neill Library and at Weston Observatory, October 8, 2016.

For more information about the effects of this earthquake, see:

6.8-Magnitude Earthquake Off the Coast of California (CNN)

Visit @Weston_Quakes on Twitter for updates on this earthquake.

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

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Weston Observatory Records Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake in Indonesia on December 6, 2016

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

On December 6, 2016, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake that occurred in Indonesia, was recorded by Weston Observatory.indonesia_120616
For more information about the effects of this earthquake, see:

Indonesia: Rescuers Search Rubble After Earthquake Kills Dozens (CNN)

Visit @Weston_Quakes on Twitter for updates on this earthquake.

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

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Weston Observatory Records Magnitude 7.8 Earthquake in New Zealand on November 13, 2016

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

On November 13, 2016, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that occurred in Amberley, New Zealand, was recorded by Weston Observatory.

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For more information about the effects of this earthquake, see:

New Zealand Earthquake (ABC News)

Visit @Weston_Quakes on Twitter for updates on this earthquake.

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

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Weston Observatory Records Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake in Oklahoma on November 6, 2016

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

On November 6, 2016, a magnitude 5.0 earthquake that occurred in Cushing, Oklahoma, was recorded by Weston Observatory.

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For more information about the effects of this earthquake, see:

Oklahoma Earthquake Forces Evacuations, School Closures (CNN) 

Visit @Weston_Quakes on Twitter for updates on this earthquake.

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

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Weston Observatory Records Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake in Italy on October 30, 2016

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

On October 30, 2016, the powerful magnitude 6.6 earthquake that occurred in Italy was recorded by Weston Observatory (see seismogram below). The earthquake occurred at 7:40 AM (local time) 4 miles N of Norcia, Italy.

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Weston Observatory seismogram of magnitude 6.6 Norcia, Italy earthquake that occurred on October 30, 2016.

For more information about the effects of this earthquake, see:

(CNN) Italy Earthquake: 6.6-Magnitude Tremor Rocks Nation’s Center

Visit @Weston_Quakes on Twitter for updates on this earthquake.

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

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