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Haiti aftershock recorded in Loras seismic station


DUBUQUE (KWWL) -- An aftershock earthquake hit Haiti Wednesday morning.  Just 12 minutes after the shock the web-based seismic station at Loras College detected the Haitian earthquake aftershock. Wednesday's quake was recorded in Dubuque at about 11:20 a.m. Universal Time.

"The tragedy of last week's earthquake is being felt the world over and is immeasurable. The seismic waves of the quakes were also felt in Dubuque, Iowa," said Dan Neebel, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics and computing and information technology.

The Loras College seismic station records and posts activity on the website: http://depts.loras.edu/seismic/. The latest activity to be measured is from the aftershock this morning. The quakes are roughly 4,300 miles from Dubuque. The aftershock seismic waves took 12 minutes to travel from its epicenter to the seismic station on the Loras campus, traveling at about six miles per second. The original quake was much stronger and the seismic waves traveled to Dubuque in about five minutes at a speed of roughly 14 miles per second.

Tonight at 10 we'll talk to Neebel about the quake and what it means for Dubuque.

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