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GPS can help give early warning of tsunamis

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Using GPS (global positioning system) data to measure how points on land move following an undersea earthquake could help geologists decide if the tremor will cause an ocean-wide tsunami. Combined with existing tsunami warning systems, the data could speed up decisions about whether to issue an alert and avoid false alarms, say US researchers.

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    11fmurj , April 26, 2010 3:35 PM
    And why didn't we think of doing this earlier? Seems like common sense if you ask me.