Antarctica Dispatch

Journal of my Antarctic experience working to support the United States Antarctic Program.

"Earthquake Hits Near South Pole"

8/21/2006

This was the headline in the news today on the People's Daily Online. Fox News also reported the earthquake. Well I didn't feel the earth move because the quake happened over 1000 miles away. Someone needs to retake geography!

Penguins were probably the only Antarctic land creatures who got frightened from the event. The USGS has instruments down here, one measuring seismic events. Here's a link to the IRIS site displaying this informaiton.

About the only other development was a huge aurora display courtesy of sunspots.



*Photo by our Bavarian science tech working for the University of Chicago.

1 Comments:

At Monday, September 11, 2006 7:48:00 AM, Anonymous JSK said...

I did not read or hear about this.

 

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