New Tsunami GPS Use Makes Waves

Page, Douglas
December 2006
Fire Chief;Dec2006, Vol. 50 Issue 12, p12
Trade Publication
The article reports on the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) by a team of researchers at the University of Nevada's Bureau of Mines and Seismological University in Evanston, Illinois to determine whether an earthquake is big enough to generate an oceanwide tsunami. The university researchers have demonstrated that a large earthquake's true size can be identified within 15 minutes through GPS data. With this, emergency response authorities in affected areas have time to react.


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