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Whenever the ground shakes in New England, the first place to contact for information is the Weston Observatory, located on the Boston College campus. 

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And that's where we WINS girls headed, to see the seismographs which pick up every single major quake in the world. 

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   Sooner or later, seismic waves -- even those from the other side of the planet Earth -- will go right under our feet to be measured by the Weston Observatory! 

New England does have frequent small earthquakes, mostly those measuring from 2 to 4 on the Richter Scale. It's hard to believe, but the Boston area itself has had some pretty substantial earthquakes...our last "big one" was 1755! 

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