Hugo Benioff

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Birthday
14, 1899
Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA
Death Date
Feb 1, 1968 (68)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
14, 1899
Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA
Death Date
Feb 1, 1968 (68)

About

American seismologist best known for his work studying earthquakes in the deep Pacific ocean.

Before Fame

He attended Pomona College and worked at the Mount Wilson Observatory before moving over to the Seismological Laboratory at California Institute of Technology.

Trivia

He designed a number of important earthquake instruments including the Benioff seismograph, which senses movement in the Earth.

Family Life

He was born in Los Angeles, California.

Associated With

He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as was astronomer Gerald Neugebauer.