August 23, 2011. Earthquake! (Did the earth move for you?) Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: August 23, 2011
The Torch spoke with Secretary Clough, our own in-house expert on earthquakes, to get his observations on the quake that struck the East Coast on Aug. 23, and its effect on the Smithsonian. Continue reading After the shock: Secretary Clough gives an earthquake update
Museum specialist Charley Potter sorting fluid-preserved specimens of bats from research collections at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History from shattered glass jars toppled during the Aug. 23, 2011 Virginia earthquake. (Photo by James DiLoreto)
UPDATED Aug 26. An unusually strong earthquake struck in Virginia Aug. 23, rattling nerves and windows and damaging some Smithsonian buildings. Tell us your stories and check in with colleagues here. Continue reading Where were you the day the earth moved?
Dr. Liz Cottrell, head of the Global Vulcanism program at the National Museum of Natural History, explains the mechanics of the massive March 11 earthquake in Japan. Continue reading When the earth moves