GPS can help give early warning of tsunamis

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
    And why didn't we think of doing this earlier? Seems like common sense if you ask me.
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