New England Seismic Network News

September 17, 2012

M2.5 Offshore Massachusetts

Filed under: Uncategorized — NESN @ 9:09 am

Weston Observatory seismometers recorded a M2.5 earthquake located 64km east of Rockport, Massachusetts. This earthquake occurred at 10:31pm Saturday, September 15th.

The seismogram below is from the WES seismic station, located in Weston MA.

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April 12, 2012

Earthquakes: Off the Coast of New England

Filed under: Uncategorized — NESN @ 3:49 pm

Weston Observatory seismographs on 4-12-2012, have recorded several earthquakes located ~260 miles offshore of Boston MA.

Information regarding the largest event is found here:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0009131.php

Be sure to visit the New England Seismic Network website (aki.bc.edu) to check if any more earthquakes occur.

Below is a screenshot of the WES seismic station. The large peaks are those offshore earthquakes.

March 20, 2012

Magnitude 7.4 – OAXACA, MEXICO

Filed under: Uncategorized — NESN @ 3:35 pm

Weston Observatory seismographs recorded a Magnitude 7.4 in Oaxaca, Mexico.

More information can be found here:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0008m6h.php

March 1, 2012

Magnitude 1.9- Offshore Massachusetts

Filed under: Uncategorized — NESN @ 9:15 am

Weston Observatory seismographs recorded  magnitude 1.9 earthquake located 43 km east of Rockport MA. The event occurred at 7:32 pm EST on Feb 28th.

Below is a seismogram of the WES seismic station.

February 17, 2012

Earthquakes in Maine

Filed under: Uncategorized — NESN @ 10:41 am

Weston Observatory seismographs recorded several earthquakes near Machias, Maine during the morning of February 17. There have been 6 earthquakes recorded so far. The 4 largest can be seen on the seismogram below. The first is a magnitude 2.3 occurring at 12:52 AM EST, the second is a magnitude 2.4 occurring at 1:03 AM EST, the third is a magnitude 1.7 occurring at 1:40 AM EST and the fourth is a magnitude 0.8 occurring at 1:26 AM EST.  2 more earthquakes are too small to be seen on this seismogram.

If you have felt these earthquakes or believe you have felt another, please contact Weston Observatory at 617-552-8300

Below is a seismogram of the PKME seismic station located in Peaks-Kenny State Park.

January 27, 2012

Magnitude 1.3- South Deerfield MA

Filed under: Uncategorized — NESN @ 10:16 am

Weston Observatory seismographs recorded a magnitude 1.3 earthquake on 1/26/2012 at 8:59 pm EST near South Deerfield, MA. This is the same approximate area where a magnitude 1.4 and magnitude 0.8 aftershock earthquake occurred on 12/5/2011.

Below is a seismogram of the WES seismic station located in Weston, MA.

December 14, 2011

Magnitude 2.3- Maine

Filed under: Uncategorized — NESN @ 9:50 am

Weston Observatory seismographs recorded a magnitude 2.3 earthquake near Sedgewick, ME, just 16 miles ESE of Searsport, ME. As of Wednesday, Dec. 14th, nearly 40 people have reported feeling this earthquake.

If you felt it, please record your experiences here:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/dyfi/events/ne/00001298/us/index.html

 

December 5, 2011

Magnitude 1.4 and 0.8 Earthquakes- Northampton, MA

Filed under: Uncategorized — NESN @ 10:52 am

Weston Observatory seismographs recorded a magnitude 1.4 earthquake on 12/5/2011 at 12:34 am EST in Northampton, MA. In addition, a magnitude 0.8 aftershock was also recorded at 12:43 am EST.

Below is a seismogram of the QUA2 seismic station located in Belchertown, MA.

November 30, 2011

Magnitude 0.8 – Wilmington MA – November 30, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — NESN @ 11:43 am

Weston Observatory seismographs recorded a magnitude 0.8 earthquake in Wilmington MA.

It occurred at 1:07 am and there are currently no reports of shaking.

Below is the seismogram of the WES seismic station located in Weston Ma.

September 1, 2011

Magnitude 3.4 – VIRGINIA Aftershock- September 1, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — NESN @ 11:41 am

Weston Observatory seismographs recorded the magnitude 3.4 aftershock in Virginia on September 1, 2011.

For more info on this earthquake, go to US Geological Survey report.

Seismogram of aftershock recorded on Weston Observatory seismograph:

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