Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Weston Observatory and the Boston College Lynch School of Education recently installed a seismograph in the BC O’Neill Library (first floor study area). This seismograph display is a prototype of our new version of seismographs operating in public places.
|Figure 1: Seismograph display in the Boston College O’Neill Library.|
Our first recorded earthquake at this site occurred beneath the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia . Because the epicentral area is sparsely populated and the earthquake was 100 miles deep, this earthquake is not likely to have caused serious damage or casualties.
|Figure 2: Earthquake recorded by the BC O’Neill Library seismograph.|
On January 23-25, we recorded a snowstorm in the Boston area, as well as a magnitude 7.1 earthquake that occurred in Alaska.
|Figure 3: Snowstorm and Alaska earthquake recorded by the BC O’Neill Library seismograph.|