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 ​of 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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