View Full Version : GPS Can Predict Tsunamis

2006-Jun-28, 07:20 PM
After the terrible tsunami damage caused by the Sumatra earthquake in December 2004, scientists have been searching for strategies to predict future killer waves. A team of university scientists have shown that Global Positioning System software developed at NASA can determine within minutes if an earthquake is strong enough to generate an ocean-wide tsunami. Ground stations within a few thousand kilometres of the earthquake can actually measure their displacement using the GPS satellites. If they've moved enough, there's a high risk of a tsunami.

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2006/06/28/gps-can-predict-tsunamis/)

2006-Jun-29, 10:27 PM
Good news.