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Geophysical museum - seismology exhibition For children, museums and galleries


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The Geophysical Museum in Skalná is focused on seismology and brings visitors closer to the issue of studying earthquakes from their inception, through measuring technology to their consequences.
The town of Skalná is located in the center of an area where earthquake swarms occur. The museum was founded by the Institute of Geophysics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the town of Skalná and with the contribution of Tanja and Paul Noppers.  
The geophysical exhibition explains the latest findings about earthquakes in western Bohemia, methods of measuring earthquakes and the theory of plate tectonics. The tour also includes a visit to the medieval tunnel under Vildštejn Castle, where the seismic station is located.