Earthquake epicenter data were compiled from several regional "catalogs". These catalogs consist of seismic event information that have been reviewed by seismologists. Unless otherwise noted, earthquake catalogs do not contain readings from "blast" or other related mining activity.
Earthquake records are divided into two types: "historic" ones which were felt or recorded without sophisticated seismic equipment and "instrumental" ones that have data derived from networks of sophisticated equipment.
Download this map:
♦ Revised 4/8/2013! An interactive, geo-enabled, layered with data (4.38 MB) here: PDF . (What's a geo-enabled, layered PDF?)
♦ NEW! Download a MS Excel spreadsheet that was used to create the map of the earthquake epicenters here: XLSX.
♦ Coming soon! Interactive Map of West Virginia Earthquake Epicenters.
WVGES has an official USGS seismic station with two seismometers on site. Like radio stations with call letters, ours is "MCWV" which is "Mont Chateau West Virginia".
USGS information about the MCWV Station: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/monitoring/operations/station.php?network=US&station=MCWV
View current seismic reading "snapshots" from the links below!
♦ Simple (vertical) seismic helicorder plot via USGS here. (USGS Website)
♦ Current and recent seismic helicorder plots via the Virginia Tech Seismic Observatory (VTSO) here
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