Friday, August 26, 2011
You Already Have a Seismometer In Your Lab
This past Tuesday, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit the east coast of the United States. The last major quake to hit the Virginia area was in December 2003, which had a magnitude of 4.5. I was living in Virginia in 2003 and remember the quake vividly. I was running some rheometer tests during the seismic event; unfortunately, the experiment was in the middle of a thermal equilibration step, and so the data were not affected. If anyone out there was running a test this week that was trashed by the recent quake, drop me an email at rheolworldblog -at- gmail dot com.