Weston Observatory Records Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake in Mexico on September 19, 2017

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

On September 19, 2017, the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that occurred in Mexico was recorded by Weston Observatory. Below is the Weston Observatory seismogram of this earthquake.

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Seismogram of magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Mexico, recorded on September 19, 2017 at Weston Observatory, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Boston College.

For more information about this earthquake see:

Major Earthquake Hits Central Mexico (CBS)

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 8.1 Earthquake in Mexico on September 8, 2017

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

On September 8, 2017, the magnitude 8.1 earthquake that occurred in Mexico was recorded by Weston Observatory. Below is the seismogram of this earthquake, recorded in Devlin Hall, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, Boston College.

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Seismogram of magnitude 8.1 earthquake in Mexico, recorded on September 8, 2017 in Devlin Hall, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Boston College.

For more information about this earthquake see:

Magnitude 8.1 Earthquake Hits Off the Coast of Southern Mexico (CNN)

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 6.3 Explosion in North Korea on September 3, 2017

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

On September 3, 2017, the magnitude 6.3 (suspected nuclear…) explosion that occurred in North Korea was recorded by Weston Observatory. New England is very far away, so the signal is weak, but it’s there:

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For more information about this explosion see:

North Korea Tests Most Powerful Nuclear Bomb Yet(CNN)

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

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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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