Seafloor quake detector

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Abstract

New seafloor seismic equipment designed at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N. Mex., has shown greater sensitivity to earthquakes and a longer lifespan than earlier models. The Seafloor Earthquake Measurement System (SEMS) will monitor undersea seismic disturbances off the southern California coast for the next 8 years, gathering information to aid in the design of earthquake-resistant offshore oil platforms.