Latest Seismometer Stories

2009-10-20 11:35:21

Seismologists have found a new way to piece together the history of hurricanes in the North Atlantic - by looking back through records of the planet's seismic noise.

2009-10-13 15:31:12

Long-term monitoring by Stony Brook University researchers finds rip currents are frequent but short-lived at East Hampton Village Beach.

2009-09-04 12:38:47

A new method of monitoring earthquakes allows scientists to better understand the behavior of deep tremors, Scottish researchers said. By studying seismic waves from separate earthquakes, scientists at the University of Edinburgh were able to measure tremors deeper in the Earth than they could with

2009-03-26 09:55:00

University of Utah scientists devised a new way to find miners trapped by cave-ins. The method involves installing iron plates and sledgehammers at regular intervals inside mines, and sensitive listening devices on the ground overhead.

2009-03-19 09:46:31

A newly laid, 32-mile underwater cable finally links the state's only seafloor seismic station with the University of California, Berkeley's seismic network, merging real-time data from west of the San Andreas fault with data from 31 other land stations sprinkled around Northern and Central California.

2008-10-07 00:00:30

Dull science classes will be transformed into earth-moving lessons for schoolchildren across Devon and Cornwall thanks to a new initiative launched by Westcountry university.

2008-09-26 07:10:00

Scientists are turning to the public to help document earthquakes and identify areas of potential damage.

2008-09-13 06:00:16

By Julia Scott PORTOLA VALLEY -- When you live on the San Andreas fault line, as all Portola Valley residents do, earthquake science is taught in school and geologists lead expeditions through town.

2008-06-05 13:22:43

A seismologist at Washington University in St. Louis and colleagues at Pennsylvania State University and Newcastle University in the United Kingdom have found seismic signals from a giant river of ice in Antarctica that makes California's earthquake problem seem trivial.

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.

Latest Seismometer Reference Libraries

2010-10-07 16:05:32

The Seismometer is an instrument designed to measure the motions of the ground. This includes seismic waves generated by earthquakes, nuclear explosions, and other seismic sources. Records of these activities allow seismologists to map the interior of the Earth, and locate and measure the size of the different sources. There are also seismographs, which is sometimes used in place of the word seismometer. However, a seismograph is the older instrument in which the measuring and recording...

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