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William Spain Seismic Observatory, Fordham University

William Spain Seismic Observatory

The William Spain Seismic Observatory is located at the Rose Hill Campus of Fordham University in the Bronx, New York [1] The seismic recordings from this location are the oldest in the region and among the oldest in the United States. It is named for a student who died unexpectedly. A plaque of St. Emidio, patron saint of earthquakes, hangs on the door of the observatory building.

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