Monday, May 17

The 10,000 kilometer cable that connects Los Angeles with Santiago de Chile and can help detect earthquakes

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  • BBC World News

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The light that is carried in the fiber optic cables could be key in the early detection of earthquakes.

How many lives could be saved if earthquakes were detected in time?

It is a question that is repeated especially during these days that mark the 10th anniversary of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami of Fukushima.

For decades, specialists in geology and geophysics have investigated the best way to detect early the telluric movements that cause these great tragedies.

Most seismographs are on land and their construction and maintenance are very expensive, which is why for some years they have been experimenting with one million kilometers of submarine cable. used for communications around the world.

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