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STUDENT EARTHQUAKE WAS DAILY OCCURRENCE

Seismograph Station Once Located in University Museum Was Moved to Town of Harvard

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Minor earthquakes made by students coming to classes caused the removal of the Seismograph Station from the University Museum says Dr. L. Don Leet, instructor in Geology and director of the present station.

Founded in 1908 by the late Jay G. Woodworth, professor of Geology, the station was housed for twenty-five years of continuous recording in the basement of the Museum. When it began to record small shocks every time classes met, the department decided to move it to the peace and quiet of Oak Ridge, near the Astronomical Observatory. Recordings were discontinued in the Museum in 1933, and are now carried on entirely at Oak Ridge. A new vertical machine has recently been added to the four horizontal ones brought from the old station.

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