Archive for October, 2016

Weston Observatory Records Two Major Earthquakes in Italy on October 26, 2016

October 28, 2016

On October 26, 2016, two major earthquakes that occurred in Italy were recorded by Weston Observatory (see seismogram below). The first event was a magnitude 5.5 earthquake that occurred at 7:10 PM (local time) in Sellano, Italy. That event was followed  a few hours later by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Visso, Italy.

USGS Event Page
Time:  2016-10-26 19:18:08 (UTC)
Magnitude 6.1
3km W of Visso, Italy
Location:  42.934°N  13.043°E
Depth:  10.0 km

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For more information about the effects of this earthquake, see:

Two powerful earthquakes hit Italy near site of deadly August quake

Visit @Weston_Quakes on Twitter for updates on this earthquake.

Magnitude 6.2 – 8km S of Kurayoshi, Japan – October 21, 2016

October 21, 2016

USGS Event Page
2016-10-21 05:07:23 (UTC)
Magnitude 6.2
8km S of Kurayoshi, Japan
35.358°N  133.801°E
Depth 10.0 km
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John Bullit transposes seismic recordings of the Earth’s vibrations into the range of human ears, to lift the deepest sounds of Earth into the field of human perception.

October 20, 2016
Mr. John Bullit, a sound artist, uses methods learned from an early career in geophysics, to record the Earth’s deep vibrations, convert them into audible sound, and create multi-channel sound installations in which it becomes possible to — quite literally — listen to planet Earth!

“The intent of this process is to bring into consciousness the Earth’s hidden subterranean energies: the rumblings of earthquakes half a world away, the buffeting of the ocean floor from storms far out at sea, even the twice-daily tidal pulls of Moon and Sun. In creating this listening experience I hope to provoke in the listener a series of potentially transformative questions: Why can’t I ordinarily hear these deep sounds? How does the significance of my own life choices and actions compare to the enormously powerful geologic forces operating within the Earth? What is my relationship to geologic time? If I am normally oblivious to the Earth’s own natural powers, with what else am I likewise out of touch? Are there similar hidden forces operating within me? Will the Earth remember me? Why am I here?”

John Bullit transposes seismic recordings of the Earth’s vibrations into the range of human ears, to lift the deepest sounds of Earth into the field of human perception.

If you would like to hear these amazing Earth sounds, please visit:

http://www.jtbullitt.com/earthsound/

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