The Survey’s first venture into seismology

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)


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The occurrence of two small but widely felt earthquakes in the Eastern United States in 1884 led an editor of the research journal Science to suggest, in the October 3 issue of the magazine, that an "earthquake club" be formed. Its purpose was so that observers and students of "this branch of physical geography" could become acquainted with each other and thus insure the proper collection and collation of their observations. Because this was its intent, he though the club should be "unembarrassed by formal regulations"; consequently, there is no record of whether such an organziation ever existed. But the other suggestion, thata of collecting earthquake records was acted on promptly.  

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The Survey’s first venture into seismology
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 11
Issue 2
Year Published 1979
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 3 p.
First page 50
Last page 52
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