Thursday, October 07, 2010

Wintersburg seismic stationed looted

Last week all of the above-ground equipment for our broadband digital seismic monitoring station in the Wintersburg area was stolen, including communications and power systems. Fortunately, the thieves did not break into the buried concrete chamber with the seismic sensor itself.

The station is one of 8 we purchased from the EarthScope USArray experimental array [right] before they were re-deployed two years ago. They form the backbone of the state's integrated seismic network.

We are assessing relocating the facility somewhere in the area that would be more secure.

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