Weston Observatory Updated Information on
Earthquakes and Related Matters
Weston Observatory is a geophysical research and science
education center of the Department of Earth and Environmental
Sciences at Boston College. We are located in Weston,
Massachusetts about ten miles west of BC's Chestnut Hill campus.
The Observatory, which has been recording earthquakes since the
1930s, conducts research on earthquakes and related geoscience.
It is part of a worldwide distributed network for earthquake
monitoring and research and for providing educational and public
outreach resources about all aspects of the science of
seismology, earthquake hazards, and related geoscience. Today's
advances in geophysical instrumentation, coupled with advances
in internet communication and social media, make it possible to
observe and study earthquakes and the Earth's interior in
unprecedented ways. Weston Observatory shares in that endeavor
as we celebrate the Observatory’s past and look to its future as
BC’s earthquake observatory for the 21st Century.
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