While science cannot predict when an earthquake will occur, once one happens, it’s possible to warn people further from the epicenter that a temblor’s deadly shock waves are on the way. Using conventional technology, such a warning system would cost billions. But now researchers at UC Riverside and other universities want to create a virtual network of earthquake sensors via the Internet to monitor for the early stages of seismic activity in California. How would the system differ from earthquake monitors already in place? And how can your computer get linked into the system?
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Elizabeth Cochran, assistant professor of seismology at UC Riverside