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Seismic traces

A printout from a seismometer showing an earthquake.

This signal is from the Canterbury earthquake, magnitude 7.1 on the Richter scale. The earthquake occurred at about 4.35 am on 4 September 2010. This seisomograh is from a motion sensor located over 1000 km away in Herne Bay, Auckland

We acknowledge the New Zealand GeoNet project and its sponsors EQC, GNS Science and LINZ, for providing this image.


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