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GPS Monitoring System For Big US Earthquakes To Undergo Testing
2012-04-25 04:36:04

The space-based technology that lets GPS-equipped motorists constantly update their precise location will undergo a major test of its ability to rapidly pinpoint the location and magnitude of strong earthquakes across the western United States.

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2011-05-10 09:38:23

Primary coordination point for EarthScope science, education and outreach activities.

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2011-04-17 07:36:36

For many people, Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite technology is little more than a high-tech version of a traditional paper map.

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2010-10-06 08:34:41

COCONet will transform understanding of earthquakes, hurricanes in vulnerable region.

2008-08-27 15:00:54

By Lisa Krieger MediaNews staff How do you measure a restless landscape? It takes an earthquake for humans to feel the shift of geological plates beneath our feet.

2005-08-06 15:13:48

The San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD) reached a significant goal on Aug. 2 when scientists drilled into a seismically active section of the fault approximately two miles below the surface of the Earth.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.