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Lab Researchers Use Fiber Optic Cables for Earthquake Detection

A team led by Jonathan Ajo-Franklin (center) of the Earth & Environmental Sciences Area has shown for the first time that dark fiber — the vast network of unused fiber optic cables installed throughout the country and the world — can be used as sensors for detecting earthquakes, the presence of groundwater, changes in permafrost conditions, and a variety of other subsurface activity. More>

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