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Projects completed: an article about the recent marine expedition to deploy eighteen seismometers in the North Atlantic ocean. These devices will descend up to 4000m to install themselves on the seafloor, collecting seismic vibrational data to help scientists understand tsunamis and earthquakes. The article is called ‘Capturing the earth’s heartbeat: K.U.M. and the SEA-SEIS ocean-bottom seismometer deployment mission’ and was published in the mid-December 2018 edition of the magazine.
A second article called ‘Seismic Activity Data Collection on the Ocean Floor’ focused on the deployment of the OBSs along the Korean Peninsula, which will help monitor seismic activity to provide data that will help predict potential major earthquakes. There have not traditionally been many large tremors in this world region in the last couple of hundred years, so buildings don’t tend to be earthquake resistant and the residents are not prepared for such events. However, in the last three years alone there have been three earthquakes of around 5.0 magnitude on the Richter scale, so experts are concerned about the potential impact of large-scale tremors in the region. This article was published in the July/August edition of the magazine.