Dutch Scientists Propose Global System of Quake Warning Probes
30 March 2011
A team of Dutch geologists at the universities of Delft and Utrecht has proposed to build a permanent global grid of seismic measuring facilities on the ground, as well as under the ground. This is, as Kees Vuik, one of the scientists, has explained, to considerably broaden the tectonic knowledge base and thereby provide a much more precise map of changes of temperature, seismic activity, and the like, by which one can tell what kinds and shapes of tectonic shifts occur in one region and what effects they have on other regions. In particular, coming larger quakes will be noticed with this method, which would increase early warning periods for potential heavy quake zones.