Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Global Seismograph Network Completed

The Global Seismograph Network is a network of 150 monitoring stations, globally distributed to collect information about earthquake activity. The final station was recently installed in Sharjah, near the Zagros Fault, the boundary between the Arabian and Eurasian plates.  This network provides free, realtime, open access to data and information on earthquake locations, earthquake hazards mitigation, and earthquake emergency response.  Below is a map of the location of these 150 stations.
Source: IRIS

Within hours of the earthquake, that data is automatically collected and made available through the Internet.  The Global Seismograph Network is a took that makes it possible to explore the Earth's interior and to mitigate earthquake hazards. Not only this, but it also addresses the needs of society.  

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