Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Additional seismometer deployed at Duncan earthquake site

We have deployed a temporary seismometer on the a private ranch near Duncan to better detect and locate small aftershocks from Saturday's M5.3 earthquake.

The seismometer is on loan to AZGS and volunteers delivered and installed it.  Thanks also to the landowner for letting us set it up.

Dr. Jeri Young, who runs the Arizona Broadband Seismic Network that operates in conjunction with other stations around the state, is searching the records and calculating accurate locations for the more than 110 aftershocks recorded so far.  Our nearest permanent stations are more than 100 miles from the Duncan epicenter, so the new station should help us detect many more small events and locate them more accurately than we can with the network.

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