Seismological Consistency – Are you seeing double?

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Shown are Station E1TX seismograms recorded on 09 April 2018.  The top image is the M4.6 (main shock)  seismogram recorded 04/07/2018 at 12:16hrs UTC (7:16 am CST).  The second image is the M4.3 (after shock) seismogram recorded 04/09/2018 at 10:22hrs (5:22 am CST).  Notice the very similar patterns of the first few minutes of wave phases.  This is a good sign that (1) the seismograph is working consistently, (2) the subsurface geology must not have changed significantly over the temporal scale, and (3) consistency bring confidence in measurements.

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M4.6 earthquake on 04/07/18 at 12:16hrs UTC (main shock)
09042018_1022_extract_OK
M4.3 earthquake on 04/09/18 at 10:22hrs UTC (main shock)

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