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Mechanical cooling issue in Calkins Science Center

June 14, 2018

Facilities is currently addressing a mechanical cooling issue in Calkins Science Center. Parts to make repairs to the system are expected to arrive Friday morning, and repairs will commence the same day.

Stop-gap measures are being taken to the extent possible to control temperatures until repairs are made.  In the meantime, occupants may experience warm temperatures through the end of the week.


Hawaii earthquake recorded on Calkins Center Seismograph

May 8, 2018

The dramatic events taking place in Hawai`i manifested here in West Michigan as the GRCC seismometer (GRMI) recorded the magnitude 6.9 earthquake on the Big Island of Hawai`i. On May 1st, a series of earthquakes heralded an intrusion of magma into the lower flanks of Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island. Cracks and fissures opened in Leilani Estates, a subdivision close to the town of Pahoa, which was previously threatened by lava flows in 2014. On May 3rd, lava began erupting from fissures in Leilani estates and to date, have destroyed 35 homes and forced the evacuation of over a thousand residents. Earthquakes generated by this activity include the magnitude 6.9 earthquake, recorded by GRMI. This is the largest earthquake in Hawai`i since the 1975.

For more information about the earthquake go to the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology.

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