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Last week's 8.9 earthquake off the coast of Honshu, Japan was recorded by the seismometer at Veterans Memorial Middle School in Covington.

The earthquake struck at 5:46 UTC (Universal Time) and its seismic waves reached VMMS approximately 12 minutes later, according to the
seismometer. A few years ago Kathryn L. Henderson, a Quest science
teacher at VMMS, received an AS-1 seismometer (seismograph) from the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology. Instead of recording the seismic waves on a rotating drum of paper as many seismographs do, the AS-1 sends its signal electronically to a computer.

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VMMS picks up Japanese earthquake

Last week's 8.9 earthquake off the coast of Honshu, Japan was recorded by the seismometer at Veterans Memorial Middle School in Covington.

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