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‘SO SWEET’ Shout Outs Requested!

As St. Valentines Day approaches, TXESP remembers all of the kindness, support, and accolades from our clients and donors.  WHO DO YOU APPRECIATE?  SHARE YOUR STORY OR THEIR NAME WITH US!! THANK YOU to all the organizations who work over-time to promote STEM and…

COMPARING TECHNOLOGY: Recordings from an EQ1 and Raspberry Shake Seismographs (JUST RECORDED)

COMPARING TECHNOLOGY:  Recorded in the past hour, shown are two Indonesian earthquakes recorded on an EQ1 and Raspberry Shake seismographs. Both earthquakes had a magnitude M5.9 and occurred with 2 minutes of each other today, 02/02/2019, at 10:59 and 11:01hrs UTC and had depths of…

TEACHING MOMENT: From MEXICO to TEXAS to PENNSYLVANIA

GREAT TEACHING MOMENT: WAVE ATTENUATION – Shown is a comparison of the large magnitude M6.6 Mexican earthquake which occurred today, 02/01/2019, at 16:14hrs UTC and had a depth of 68kms. Notice the larger wave amplitudes at #raspishake Station RAD87 (TX) VS. Station RA763 (PA).  Why…

DYFI in Mexico This Hour?

Within the past hour, Mexican residents experienced a large magnitude M6.6 earthquake.  It occurred at 16:14 hrs UTC (or, 10:14 am CST) at a depth of 42 miles.  In the map shown below, the colored lines represent how much shaking could be felt during…

FOLLOW UP: Is it [a quake]? Or isn’t it?

In a previous post, TXESP discussed how Station E1TX recorded many ground motion events during a 24 hour time period.  Initial observations of the EQ1 Seismograph showed a couple of events with moderate amplitudes.  Analysis of the frequency spectra and additional graphs we may…

Lots of Quakes or Not a Shake?

Station E1TX has recorded many ground motion events during the last 24 hours, but are they [earth]quakes or simply ground shakes?  Looking at the display from the EQ1 seismograph, its easy to interpret a couple of events as moderate earthquakes – but they’re not. …

Columbia is Shaking Too

This morning, a magnitude M5.6 earthquake began shaking parts of Columbia.  The event happened on 01/26/2019 at 12:32hrs UTC (06:32 am CST).  It was 10km deep in the Earth and shaking was felt across 50% of the Country, including Bogata.  No damages have been…