USArray Station: How it Works

This rollover shows all the parts to a typical under-ground USArray seismic station, and how it works. Push the "Watch an Earthquake" button to see how the energy goes from the ground through the station to a distant computer.

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Keypoints:

In addition to watching an earthquake arrive at this seismic station, you can roll over the gray buttons reveals animated information about:

  • Vault
  • Solar Panel
  • Radio Antenna
  • GPS 
  • Seismometer
  • Data Logger


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