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How one of Google’s massive undersea cables detects earthquakes – The Verge

Submarine telecommunications cables could one day serve as a massive network of seismic sensors. New research shows that one of Google’s fiber optic cables successfully…



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That data could one day warn people about tsunamis
An operator works during the mooring of an undersea fiber optic cable at Arrietara beach near the Spanish Basque village of Sopelana on June 13, 2017.
Photo by Ander Gillenea / AFP via Getty Images
The web of undersea cables that transmit data around the world could one day be used to track earthquakes and tsunamis, according to new research. During a test run last year, one of Googles fiber-optic cables was able to successfully pick up on nearby…

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