Tuesday, April 12, 2011

"Earthquake Indicators"

Note: this doesn't work on cats. In fact, one of mine (known occasionally as "Thundering Butterball") had been known to actually create tremors thundering around the cabin.
Given Alaska's history of experiencing megathrusts, it was always an interesting field-trip to check out the UAF Geophysical Institute's "Earthquake Information Center" and observe the "real time displays of seismic data from (their) remote network" in action. Watching those needles skip over the rolls of graph paper helps explain the constant, underlying stress of some days.

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