W.Va. Adds New Seismic Monitoring Stations for Experiment

By: Associated Press, WSAZ News Staff Email
By: Associated Press, WSAZ News Staff Email
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia isn't known for earthquakes, but over the last year, there have been four of them in the Mountain State.

The state has now been given 13 new seismic monitoring stations as part of an experiment with the National Science Foundation, which paid for the stations.

Previously, there was only one station in the state. Now, the monitoring stations are placed along a grid located about 45 miles apart, all across the state.

Most of the seismic stations will be dug up and recycled for use elsewhere after two years, but six of them may be left behind for another two years. The West Virginia Geologic and Economic Survey says it's possible three or four could be permanently installed.

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