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Subject: Re: about the VolksMeter
From: Brett Nordgren brett3nt@.............
Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2011 19:28:31 -0500


At 06:00 PM 2/7/2011, you wrote:
>By way of Chris Chapman, it has come to my attention that a 
>significant number of readers of this list-serve are
>misinformed concerning the nature and performance of the VolksMeter 
>seismograph.  Even though the gravitational pendulum
>in the VolksMeter has a period of only about 1 second, that doesn't 
>mean the instrument is limited to sensing only local
>earthquakes, as with conventional short-period 
>seismometers.  Several VolksMeters around the world--such as mine here at
>Mercer University, or Michael Phillips' seismograph at the Edward 
>Pigot Seismic Observatory near Coonabarabran,
>Australia--routinely pick up the surface waves from teleseismic events.

Are you speaking about the instrument on Larry's "Current Seismicity" 
page  shown as "Macon Georgia"?



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