Category: Uncategorized

CHALLENGE: Detected/Not Detected Magnitude 7.0+ Earthquakes at Station E1TX ? Why?

Over the past couple of weeks, Station E1TX in Spring, TX **has** recorded very large earthquakes with magnitudes > M7.0.  Two of these earthquakes would not normally be detected at E1TX becuase the distance to the epicenters are greater than the technical capability of…

Maps, Seismograms and Photos of the Magnitude 7.0 Alaskan Earthquake

Here is a map displaying the intensity of shaking from the very large magnitude M7.0 Alaskan earthquake which occurred on November 30, 2018 at 17:29hrs UTC and was 25 miles deep. The colored contour lines delineate how much shaking was felt (or observed) at…

Rolling Underneath Houston LIVE – Magnitude 7.0 Alaskan Earthquake

Here is a LIVE shot of the HUGE Surface Waves propagating under Texas LIVE.  This very large magnitude M7.0 Alaskan earthquake occurred at 17:29hrs UTC and was 25 miles deep! Your generous financial support facilitates our #scienceeducational programs and ongoing solid earth geophysics >>>…

#GivingTuesday is HERE! Sponsor #rockkits and #mineralspecimens for up to 300 children with your #tax-deductible donation !!

#GivingTuesday is HERE! Sponsor #rockkits and #mineralspecimens for up to 300 children with your #Holiday #tax-deductible donation !!  >>> CLICK HERE! During Giving Tuesday, and thru the holidays, TXESP will be fundraising to build a new rock kit and purchase a dozen class-size mineral specimens…

Central American (Columbia) hit twice in 24 hours! Here’s the latest aftershock crossing Houston, TX…

Today, a major magnitude M6.0 earthquake, followed by a strong M5.6 aftershock later in the day, occurred in Columbia, Central America, today 25 November 2018 at 03:40 and 20:56 hrs UTC.  This snapshot is from the the past hour when the aftershock occurred. Your…

Thank You to Young Women Energized!

Texas Educational Seismic Project had the support and pleasure to present a mathematics hands-on activity yesterday, November 14th, 2018. At the YWE Women and Girls in STEM Summit, we were joined by other nonprofit STEM outreach groups,  leading local schools and Universities in Houston,…

FOLLOW-UP: Detecting Weather Patterns in Pennsylvania, Welcome Station NMPA!

We have recently observed the movement, intensity and paths of a few 2018 hurricanes.  Ground motion, which is measured by a seismograph, can be detected as a storm approaches land fall and then moves across the States.  (See TXESP’s example from 2017 Hurricane’s Season…

The Ocean Floor is Shaking!

This morning, November 11, 2018 at 14:03hrs UTC (08:03 am CST) a very large magnitude M6.3 #earthquake occurred in the #NorthernAtlanticOcean.  Just North of South America, this event surprisingly had a shallow 10kms focal depth.  The #epicenter was more than 100km from any shore,…

THE REAL WORLD happening now – Very Large M6.8 Earthquake in Greenland Sea

Current, LIVE SCREENSHOT of a very large magnitude M6.8 earthquake rolling across Houston, TX, USA right now!  This event was 10kms deep and occurred at 01:49hrs UTC Near Olonkingyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen (the Greenland Sea) Your generous financial support facilitates our #scienceeducational programs…

TEACHING US for a MOMENT

Texas Educational Seismic Project is excited and eager to attend Texas Women and Girls in STEM Summit in Austin TX, Dec 7, 2018.  STEM Professionals or educators are encouraged to participate and network.  We humbly thank the event sponsors for supporting our attendance! Texas…

A “MISSING” TEACHING MOMENT

As Scientists, inquiry pushes us forward in our daily work.  Inquiry challenges our assumptions and re-shapes our research scope.  The creed scientists stand by: it’s not about finding the right or wrong answer, it’s about asking a better question. The image below illustrates this…

TEACHING MOMENT: Detecting Weather Patterns

We have recently observed the movement, intensity and paths of a few 2018 hurricanes.  Ground motion, which is measured by a seismograph, can be detected as a storm approaches land fall and then moves across the States.  (See TXESP’s example from 2017 Hurricane’s Season…