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Scientists Cable Seafloor Seismometer Into California's Earthquake Network


March 18, 2009

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Earthquake monitoring stations are almost always on land, but what about the 70 percent of the Earth's surface under water? California's first permanent seafloor seismic station has now been linked real-time into the Northern California seismic network, allowing scientists to get a more complete picture of the state's fault system--especially the San Andreas Fault, which runs along the coast. The seafloor seismometer, built by UC Berkeley, was placed on the ocean bottom by MBARI. Full Story

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University of California, Berkeley

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