Nevada Today, posted an article about GPS technology:
GPS technology developed and implemented at the University of Nevada, Reno will be the centerpiece of a major test this year by NASA to pinpoint the location and magnitude of strong earthquakes along the West Coast of the United States. The project was announced by NASA today.
"We invented the technique to predict tsunamis using GPS, and it will be used in real-time with a network of 500 reporting stations along the West Coast," said Geoff Blewitt, professor in the University's Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and director of the Nevada Geodetic Laboratory. "This is intended to see abrupt changes in GPS station positions, such as from a great earthquake, though we have recorded movements using GPS in a magnitude 5.0 earthquake - the smallest earthquake ever recorded by GPS."
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