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Live Seismometer

The Da Vinci Science Center’s Quakes and Shakes Seismometer measures strong seismic activity around the world and broadcasts live to its exhibit floor and website. The image updates every 60 seconds. How a Seismometer Works (.pdf)

- - The Da Vinci Science Center confirms its readings of earthquakes by comparing its data with U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) real-time data. 

- The seismometer was funded by a grant from the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS).


 

Report a Shake-Up

Users in eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey who believe they have experienced seismic activity can send information, including the location and time of the event to our expert.

Aug. 2011 Quake: Virginia

The earthquake near Richmond, Virginia on August 23, 2011, was one of the strongest quakes in the northeastern United States in recent memory.
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DSC Coverage l USGS Data

March 2011 Quake: Japan

The Quakes and Shakes Seismometer captured a clear image of the major earthquake off Japan’s eastern coast on Mach 11, 2011, and its strongest aftershocks.
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