With detective work worthy of Sherlock Holmes, Selby, Young, and Douglas have shown that timing at the usually reliable Stephens Creek, Australia (stk) seismographic station was greatly in error during November 1993.

When the arrival time reported by stk is eliminated, the remaining station reports for the 24 November event fit a shallow, epicentral source near the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

That the event is an earthquake is further supported by the records of surface waves at snzo and rar.

After carefully examining 196,451 unassociated station reports to the U.S. Geological Survey from 1990 to 1993, we now agree...

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