Monday, March 05, 2007

Breakthrough on continuous seismic coverage to detect tsunamis in Europe

At a meeting organized by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission last month, Italy announced that it will provide non-stop processing and coverage of seismic data in the seas around Europe. This data is essential for the detection of earthquakes that potentially generate tsunamis, and could significantly boost protection of Europe’s heavily developed and populated coastlines.

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