Jan 20 2010 by Jean Pedder, Stirling Observer Wednesday
THE shockwaves of the Haiti earthquake showed up on Stirling High School’s seismometer 10 minutes after the quake struck.
The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.0 and was only at a depth of 10km. This produced large surface waves that damage buildings.
The signal recorded in Stirling is complex because shortly after the first waves arrived energy from the large aftershocks began to arrive in Scotland.
The data from Stirling High School has been shared with information from schools around the world.