One of our “many” readers sent me this…”Did you feel last night’s[4/21/2016] aftershock?” See, (NBC 12. com)
I check out my favorite USGS site and got this…
This one is “small” but the closest one to date to our new station….Gotta check with Jeff Fox @ OGS
His reply: “Waaaay too small to be seen at that distance (643 Km)[400 mi]. There was a M2.2 in western PA (345 Km)[214 mi] on Monday that we couldn’t see at your place…just too small and distant…sorry.”
So I ask myself, “Self, just how sensitive is Sation LCHO?” Let’s find out!
After calibrating my watch to UTC I head out to the site and do this..
- Run in place next to the station for 10 seconds. Then wait one minute.
- Make a stomp with one foot and wait another minute.
- Make a “Gorilla Stomp” with both feet.
- Head back to the house and confess to Jeff about my seismic silliness and give him the time stamp to search.(I’m sure he is getting sick of my emails.)
Conclusion: LCHO certainly is sensitive but there are limits in technology.