Underwater Internet Cables Can Detect Offshore Earthquakes

Fibre-optic cables are good for speedy downloads – and for detecting earthquakes.

Nathaniel Lindsey at the University of California, Berkeley, and his colleagues temporarily turned 20 kilometres of existing underwater fibre-optic cables into a row of seismic sensors along the floor of the Pacific Ocean.

The researchers recorded a 3.5-magnitude earthquake and discovered a new fault system off the coast of California.

Read more at New Scientist

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