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PG&E Drops Seismic Sensors Into the Ocean to Monitor Around Diablo Canyon

Matt Ball on July 25, 2013 - in Energy, Sensors

PG&E hopes to get a better understanding of earthquakes near Diablo Canyon through a new research project currently underway. On Tuesday, researchers dropped sensitive seismic sensors to the sea floor in hopes of learning how many and where earthquakes happen along the offshore fault lines.

If everything goes as planned, all four sensors should be in place within the next few weeks and will immediately begin feeding seismic data to scientists on shore. PG&E says the sensors are completely non-invasive. They don’t emit any sound and only listen for vibrations from the off-shore faults and relay it to researchers.

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