News Room | Museum quake
Museum of Life and Science seismograph registers quake activity
(August, 24, 2011, DURHAM, NC) A seismograph located at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham registered yesterday’s earthquake activity.
“While the Museum was closed, the Museum’s seismograph registered a noticeable change which may have been caused by an aftershock. Accurately registering the initial quake activity that occurred on Tuesday afternoon is difficult because vibrations caused by visitor movement likely impacted the seismometer results,” commented Taneka Bennett, Museum spokesperson.
Visitors to the Museum can learn about earthquakes and make a quake of their own. The Make a Quake exhibit encourages visitors to tap their toes or jump up and down to see how seismometers sense movement and register vibrations.