PNSN – The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network – Shaking us into action

We are quite lucky here at the University of Oregon to have a node of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network.  The colleagues here are wonderful and always willing to help explain the seismic activity of our area.  For example, today’s 6.3 earthquake off the coast of Oregon was not associated with the Cascadia Subduction Zone but instead was along the Blanco Fracture Zone on the edge of the Juan de Fuca Ridge (plate).  The tracing on the computer screen from the picture above shows some of the seismic data from today’s event.  Leland O’Driscoll is staffing the terminal and is a lead researcher along with Doug Toomey at the University of Oregon’s node. Finally, check out The Oregon Hazards Lab.

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