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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Weston Observatory Records Two Major Earthquakes in Italy on October 26, 2016

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

On October 26, 2016, two major earthquakes that occurred in Italy were recorded by Weston Observatory (see seismogram below). The first event was a magnitude 5.5 earthquake that occurred at 7:10 PM (local time) in Sellano, Italy. That event was followed  a few hours later by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Visso, Italy.

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

Two powerful earthquakes hit Italy near site of deadly August quake

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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Seismic Recordings of Hurricanes Matthew (2016) and Sandy (2012)

Alan KafkaWeston Observatory
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Boston College

Hurricane Matthew not very dramatic at Weston Observatory (yet?)…

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Weston Observatory: October 7, 2016: Update by clicking here.

But here’s Sandy…

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And, here’s the past several days of Matthew on a seismograph at Disney World, Orlando…

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Weston Observatory Records Magnitude 5.6 Earthquake in Oklahoma on September 3, 2016

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

On September 3, 2016, a magnitude 5.6 earthquake that occurred in Pawnee, Oklahoma, was recorded by Weston Observatory (see seismogram below). This earthquake is tied with another magnitude 5.6 earthquake in Prague, OK (November 6, 2011) as the two largest known earthquakes in Oklahoma.

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

Oklahoma Quake Prompts Shutdown of Gas-Linked Wells (USA Today) 

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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