‘Miniscule’ tremors from Japan quake recorded in Northeast Pennsylvania., scientist says
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The earthquake that rocked Japan and sent a tsunami halfway around the world Friday reached Northeastern Pennsylvania at 12:59 a.m., about 13 minutes after the quake initially struck Japan.
The tremor was measured by the seismic monitoring station at Keystone College in LaPlume, the only station of its kind in the region.
Dr. Ian Saginor, a geologist at the college, said the first shockwaves to reach Northeastern Pennsylvania shook straight through the Earth. Others traveling along the surface took about 45 minutes to reach the area.
Saginor said the tremors were “absolutely miniscule” and only detectable using sophisticated equipment by the time they reached the area, though he added, “It’s interesting in and of itself that it made it here; it is about as far away as you can get.”