Saturday, February 26, 2011

Yuma earthquake monitoring station vandalized

The Yuma broadband seismic monitoring station run by AZGS was shot up a few weeks ago, with numerous bullet holes and one large blast through the station's solar panel that provides power to the site.

NAU seismologist Lisa Linville [right] and AZGS geologist Jeri Young, swapped out the destroyed panel last week and did other maintenance on the station.

The station is one of 8 we acquired from the EarthScope's USArray project two years ago when the temporary network was redeployed as part of a nationwide research program. Our station nearest the Palo Verde nuclear generating station was destroyed by thieves last year who ripped out wiring and cables as well as the power system.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:03 AM

    Six people were shot dead by a lone gunman in June 2011.
    You can purchase pistols at garage sales in Yuma.