What you cannot see is important too!

shown are the screen shots from E1TX from yesterday and today.  E1TX did NOT record the Mulaca Sea 6.2 Mb event, nor did we record the shallower, but same 6.2 Mb event offshore Chile.  Interesting.

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Kids will drive you nuts! (or at least your seismometer)

TX-ESP had tiny visitors who made the earth shake at our station (E1TX).  Thank you to Piper, Cassie, Nell and Lilly.

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Location, location, location

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We moved the seismometer to an assumed more ” stable” location = into the garage.  Here is todays data which is looking promising

Start Up of the EQ-1

here at TX-ESP “headquarters”, we have finally setup and calibrated our own vertical seismometer.  Note that the amplitudes peaks/troughs are calibration of the instrument.2015_02_15

What do you see?

An eye-catching presentation of global earthquakes.

http://www.livescience.com/21284-world-earthquakes-map.htmlimage

Shaking and Damage Intensity Maps

Recent DFW Earthquakes – M3.1 – 4km NE of Irving, Texas

image courtesey of Weston Observatory

Why now?

“An essential goal for us then is to encourage our teacher and student colleagues to raise their experience of science to higher levels of engagement and to encourage them to experience firsthand what it means to be a scientist.”.

https://www2.bc.edu/~kafka/SeismoEd_SRL/SRL776_EduQuakes.htm

The “Big One”

In 1931, the west Texas town of Valentine experienced Texas’ “big one.” It had a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter Scale and was strongly recorded on seismographs across the globe. Evidently, it made quite a mess of the small town, too.

source: http://blog.chron.com/factistics/2011/03/houston-earthquakes/

“Whole Lot of Shakin” Going On”

Elvis might be surprised with the recent seismic activity in Irving, Texas

http://earthquaketrack.com/us-tx-irving/recent

Did you feel it?

Beautiful picture of the Earth , courtesy of Weston Observatory, MA.  This is a seismogram of the magnitude 3.6 earthquake that occurred in Texas on Jan 7, 2015.

It was recorded at Nacogdoches, TX — about 145 miles from the epicenter. The P-wave arrived at about 00:52:45, and the S-wave arrived at about 00:53:10.

For more information about this seismogram, and other seismology research in Texas, see the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics —

http://www.ig.utexas.edu/research/seismology/ See More

Photo: This is a seismogram of the magnitude 3.6 earthquake that occurred in Texas on Jan 7, 2015.

It was recorded at Nacogdoches, TX -- about 145 miles from the epicenter. The P-wave arrived at about 00:52:45, and the S-wave arrived at about 00:53:10.

For more information about this seismogram, and other seismology research in Texas, see the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics --

http://www.ig.utexas.edu/research/seismology/