Saturday, February 27, 2010

Seismogram of Chilean Earthquake

Below is a seimogram showing the Chilean earthquake which occurred around 0634 UTC.

The seismogram is from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, NY!  That's why it shows the earthquake occurring at 6:46 GMT (same as UTC).  The quake occurred at 6:34 but the seismic waves had to travel through the interior of the Earth from Chile to New York - it took about 12 minutes!


  1. It was almost 2,5 min. My house moved like a blender. What a fright!
    Ricardo (Santiago, Chile)

  2. Thanks for the comment. Two and a half minutes is a long time! Hope everything works out well for you.