Thursday, May 24, 2012

NASA’s new earthquake monitoring network uses GPS for improved accuracy

Satellites in orbit will soon help scientists and first responders on the ground more accurately pinpoint the location and severity of earthquakes in the Western United States. NASA's Real-Time Earthquake Analysis for Disaster (READI) system, set to begin real-world testing this year, uses GPS to measure movement along fault lines in California, Oregon, and Washington.


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