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EARTHQUAKE MONITOR TO BE INSTALLED ON CAMPUS

image of Jordi Casas with the earthquake monitoring station
7/30/2008 —

A member of Penn State University’s department of geosciences at University Park will install an earthquake monitoring station on the Penn State Brandywine campus in the next few weeks. The station will be part of a new seismic network being established for the state of Pennsylvania and will be connected to the national network. 

In the wake of the earthquake in New Jersey early Monday, this new  technology could prove to be a valuable educational and outreach tool for students and the local community. Dr. Andrew Nyblade, professor of geosciences at University Park, is spearheading the Pennsylvania earthquake monitoring network. A member of his lab, Research Associate Jordi Julia Casas, will oversee the project on the Brandywine campus.

For more information contact Risa Pitman at 610-892-1255.

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