Goodbye to an Oklahoma Earthquake Observatory – The New Yorker

end your way through the forest of red and white oak trees just outside the unincorporated township of Leonard, Oklahoma, and eventually you’ll find yourself at Glasnost Road. Glasnost intersects with Observatory Lane—the reflective road signs are written in English and Russian, so you won’t get lost—and there you’ll come across two modest buildings, one enclosed by a high fence and an unexpected redbud tree. This is the campus of the Leonard Geophysical Observatory, where the research scientist Amie Gibson and the seismic research specialist and lab technician Jake Nance do the majority of the daily (and absurdly unrelenting) work of deciphering raw seismic data into magnitudes and locations for the thousands of earthquakes that now shake Oklahoma each year.

via Goodbye to an Oklahoma Earthquake Observatory – The New Yorker.

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