What scientists are hoping to learn from the NJ earthquake and aftershocks

Abi Cohen2024

Old Grist Mill near Lebanon, NJ, the epicenter of the April 5 earthquake. Credit: Jennifer Rafieyan on Flickr

Scientists are installing seismometers near New Jersey’s recent earthquake epicenter to monitor aftershocks and study fault movements. Geologists are intrigued by the unusual event and aim to identify the fault responsible. RCEI Affiliate, Ken Miller emphasized the importance of these seismometers. He stated “With enough seismometers, we will be able to pinpoint this with some of the aftershocks that are still occurring.”

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