"The Tellus seismograph is picking up the earthquake as I write this. It takes several minutes for the waves to reach Tellus through the Earth. We will have an image ready... in about an hour." ~ Joe Schulman, Director of Marketing at Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville.
"This is aftershock number 897 since the big earthquake a few weeks back. That’s right, the people of Japan have felt nearly 900 aftershocks," Schulman continues.
The Tellus seismograph is part of a network of seismographs in the southeast used for research in conjunction with Georgia Tech.
Tellus' curator, Julian Gray, was watching the seismograph and saw it pick up the waves less than 14 minutes after the earthquake hit Japan. The waves took that long to travel from Japan through the Earth to the Tellus seismograph in Cartersville.