About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Earthquake Risk can be Predicted Accurately With a New Tool

by Savitha C Muppala on July 6, 2010 at 9:35 PM
Font : A-A+

 Earthquake Risk can be Predicted Accurately With a New Tool

A new tool can assist experts in predicting locations which are at high seismic risk, a recent research has revealed.

"What we're talking about here is mapping the earthquake faults in the Earth," ABC Science quoted seismologist David Robinson, of the Australian National University in Canberra, as saying.

Advertisement

Robinson, and colleagues from Colorado School of Mines have developed new computer programs that can use measurements from just one monitoring station to locate earthquakes to within an accuracy of 200 metres.

While traditional monitoring uses the first second or so of seismic signals, the new technique uses the entire seismic wave, which can go on for 30 seconds.
Advertisement

The new technique images all of the minor quakes and aftershocks associated with it.

"You might be able to identify where there's a gap in the activity, for example. That might indicate a region of the fault which has not had an earthquake yet," says Robinson.

He says his technique is still at the proof-of-concept stage. But he hopes one day it can be used to narrow down these hotspots, providing useful information for building codes and insurance pricing.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
World AIDS Day 2022 - Equalize!
Test Your Knowledge on Sugar Intake and Oral Health
Test  Your Knowledge on Heart
View all
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Most Popular on Medindia

Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Iron Intake Calculator Accident and Trauma Care Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Drug Side Effects Calculator Hearing Loss Calculator Blood - Sugar Chart Noscaphene (Noscapine) Blood Pressure Calculator Drug Interaction Checker
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
×

Earthquake Risk can be Predicted Accurately With a New Tool Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests