Latest Pacific Northwest Seismic Network Stories

Want To Host A Seismograph In Your Home? Become A NetQuaker
2012-08-27 15:24:47

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As this weekend's earthquakes still captivate the headlines, a new program is emerging that implores citizens to act as scientists to try and predict the next big quake. The program, called NetQuakes, is a crowdsourcing earthquake-monitoring program where ordinary people volunteer to help monitor quakes. The grassroots movement uses volunteers to act as hosts for one of the program's blue seismometers. NetQuake is an effort...

2008-02-21 00:00:00

Scientists at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle said Wednesday that a meteor many witnesses saw shooting across the sky on Tuesday morning had likely disintegrated and not struck the Earth. Witnesses from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia had reported seeing the meteor around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.  Local officials in central Washington were dispatched after some of the witnesses said the meteor had hit the ground southwest of Ritzville.   ...

2005-04-12 07:40:00

MOUNT ST. HELENS, Wash. (AP) -- Surging seismic activity at Mount St. Helens has changed the whale-back shape of the volcano's emerging new dome, leaving it more like the back of a stegosaurus - a dinosaur with bony plates of armor along its spine. The outer edge of the jagged, plate-like protrusions matches the smooth old whale-back profile, so it appears the new look reflects a sinking away of some segments of the dome, said David Sherrod at the U.S. Geological Survey's Cascades Volcano...

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