In Fall 2011, Weston Library began a collaboration with the Boston College Educational Seismology Project in partnership with Weston Observatory. An EQ-1 seismograph has been installed in the Library and earth science programs will be offered to patron groups of all ages on an ongoing schedule. Weston Library is very pleased to be the first library with a seismograph on public display.
On August 23, 2011 the seismograph at Weston Library captured seismic activity from two large earthquakes which took place in the United States. The small cluster of lines in the center of the screen represent seismic activity from a 5.3 magnitude earthquake in Colorado. The larger cluster at the bottom of the screen displays activity from the 5.8 magnitude quake which struck in Virginia later that day.
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