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.
See more of this story at Northwest Cable News.
Story by Glen Farley/KING5 News
More than 25, two-year scholarships in the amount of $20,000 will become available to academicallyAttention Spy Kids! Krytpos, A Codebreaking Challenge, Begins April 10
From the Da Vinci Code to Windtalkers*, people are fascinated by secret messages, encryptions, andCWU's Melbourne Discusses Earthquakes On Seattle's KIRO Morning News
Central Washington University's Tim Melbourne, director of the PANGA Geodesy Lab in CWU's Department