This 4-Ton Steel Ball Causes Artificial Earthquakes to Help Us Understand the Earth’s Crust

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If you have ever wanted to experience an earthquake without the danger, then you need to get to Hainberg, near Göttingen, Germany. Hidden away there is an old seismological station full of fascinating instruments and experiments related to the field of geophysics. 

The Wiechert Earthquake Station was built in 1902 by the German physicist and geophysicist, Emil Wiechert. Wiechert used the station as a place to carry out experiments that would become foundation knowledge in the field of geophysics. 


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