Quake station in China


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The United States installed the first permanent seismological station in the People's Republic of China late last year. Located in the city of Kunming, in southern China, the station is part of the International Deployment of Accelerators (IDA) program, a network of 17 seismometers in 15 countries.

The monitoring equipment, installed by scientists from the University of California's Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, measures long-period earth movements that result from major earthquakes.