TITLE

New Tsunami GPS Use Makes Waves

AUTHOR(S)
Page, Douglas
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Dec2006, Vol. 50 Issue 12, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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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23580899

 

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