New technology developed to improve forecasting of Earthquakes, Tsunamis

ScienceDaily | Nov 22, 2019 at 6:16 PM
  • The buoy, created with the assistance of an $822,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Ocean Technology and Interdisciplinary Coordination program, was installed off Egmont Key in the Gulf of Mexico last year and has been producing data on the three-dimensional motion of the sea floor.
  • Offshore strain accumulation and release processes are critical for understanding megathrust earthquakes and tsunamis, they noted.
  • The waters off Egmont Key proved an excellent test location for the system.