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WRPS Records Virginia Earthquake

8/23/2011

Virginia Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake, Origin time 17:51:03 UTC, August 23, 2011

Ground Motion recorded on seismic station at Penn State, University Park Campus (Deike Bldg)

BHZ=vertical ground motion; BHN=ground motion N-S direction; BHE=ground motionĀ E-W direction

Note that siesmogram starts at 17:50, about 1 minute before the earthquake.

Virginia Earthquake Siesmogram

P and S waves are labeled. The largest amplitude S waves lasted for about 15 seconds.

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