The campus of Central Washington University is headquarters to one of the largest global positioning systems that studies earthquake risks.
The PANGA geodetic array monitors in real time 500 GPS stations around the Pacific Northwest that track in monitor in detail the compression of the West Coast along a fault line believed capable of a magnitude 9 earthquake.
A GPS network in Japan closely tracked the Tohoku earthquake that struck northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011, which killed 23,000 people. Most died not from the shaking, but from the tsunami waves generated by the quake.
Read more of this story at Northwest Cable News.
Story by Glenn Farley/KING5 news
Nepal faces larger and more deadly earthquakes, even after the magnitude-7.8 temblor that killed morClimate Change And Natural Hazards Conference Is Friday
The Cascadia Hazards Institute at Central Washington University is hosting its annual conference titNisqually Earthquake Explored In One Day In Cascadia
The Nisqually earthquake, also known as the Ash Wednesday earthquake, hit western Washington at 10:5