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W.Va. adds new earthquake monitoring stations

August 11, 2014
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is adding 13 new earthquake monitoring stations across the state as part of an experiment with the National Science Foundation.

While the state isn't known for earthquakes, there have been four over the last year.

West Virginia previously only had one seismic monitoring station in the state.

Now, the monitoring stations are placed all across the state along a grid located about 45 miles apart. The National Science Foundation paid for the stations.

WSAZ-TV reports ( that most of the 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.


Information from: WSAZ-TV,



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