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Louis J. Eisele; : Jesuit Priest, Seismologist

Louis J. Eisele, 76, a Jesuit priest and seismologist who was the first person to record the Alaskan earthquake that killed 114 people in 1964. Eisele, also a physicist, taught at the Roman Catholic Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala. and operated its seismographic station for more than 40 years. Nicknamed “Father Earthquake,” he reported data on major quakes to the National Earthquake Information Service and was the first to record the March 2, 1964, quake. It registered 8.5 on the Richter scale. In Mobile on Monday after a brief illness.


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