Physics applied to understanding the Earth

Paleomagnetism Equipment
- Molspin Minispin fluxgate rock magnetometer
- Molspin alternating field demagnetizer with partial ARM attachment
- Magnetic Measurements MMTD1 thermal demagnetizer
- ASC Scientific Model IM-10 Impulse Magnetizer
- Bartington Magnetic Susceptibility Meter Model MS2 with MS2B and MS2C probes
- Bartington Mag-01 Single Axis Fluxgate Magnetometer
Pomeroy portable rock drill and orienter

Field Geophysics Equipment
- Sensors and Software Noggin 250 ground penetrating radar
- EG & G Geometrics G-858 cesium vapor gradiometer, and field cart
- EG & G Geometrics G-856 proton precession magnetometer and gradiometer attachment
- Geonics EM31-D Terrain Conductivity Meter with Omnidata Polycoder data logger
- L and R Instruments MiniRes Earth Resistivity and IP Instrument
- Bison Earth Resistivity Meter Model 2350
- La Coste & Romberg Model G Land Gravity Meter
- EG & G Geometrics ES-1225 Exploration Seismograph, with filter option (12 channels)
- Bison 1570C Signal Enhancement Seismograph (1 channel)
- Bartington Magnetic Susceptibility Meter Model MS2, with MS2D, MS2F, and MS2H probes
- Fisher FX-3 ferrous metal detector
- Trimble GPS Pathfinder Pro XR/Pro XRS Mapping Systems

Franklin & Marshall Earthquake Seismic Station
Our seismic station is capable of detecting seismic waves generated by large earthquakes anywhere in the world. Small, local earthquakes, non-seismic events, like quarry blasts in the Lancaster area, and microseisms from the impact of high-energy waves on the continental shelf, can also be detected. 

A new seismic station was installed at Millport Conservancy in Warwick Township, Lancaster County in August 2017. Prior to this installation, the station had been located on the F&M campus in the city of Lancaster.

Seismic signals from our state-of-the-art Guralp CMG-40T broadband digital seismometer are available on the web through the Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismograph Network. Our station code is FMMC (Franklin and Marshall-Millport Conservancy). Links to archived data can be found at the top of the page.

The current day's seismogram is updated about every 10 minutes. The time scale on the left of the seismogram is in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). One horizontal line represents 60 minutes, and a full screen represents one day.  Alternating colors help to distinguish the lines. The vertical deflection represents the amplitude of ground motion. Separate seismograms can be selected for either the vertical, north-south, or east-west components of ground motion.