Turkish researchers say developed system to notify quake four days ahead

Turkish researchers said they have developed "a system notifying quake four days ahead of its actual occurrence."

Turkish researchers say developed system to notify quake four days ahead

Turkish researchers at the Istanbul Technical University (ITU) said they have developed "a system notifying quake four days ahead of its actual occurrence."

Associate Professor Oguz Gundogdu of the Istanbul University Department of Geophysical Engineering said, "the system notifies quake four days ahead of its actual occurrence by creating a quake map of the area after examining all movements on fault lines as well as changes in land, water and air."

Gundogdu visited the northwestern province of Tekirdag to establish a station in the town of Marmara Ereglisi as part of the ITU's early warning system for quakes.

"We have failed to take some steps after the massive quake disaster in Turkey on August 17, 1999. Now, ITU has developed a system notifying quake four days ahead of its actual occurrence. The system works by examining all movements on fault lines as well as changes in land, water and air. Then, all those data are conveyed to a center at the university for further assessment. We have established stations in the northwestern province of Canakkale, Bursa and Istanbul to collect data," he said.

Gundogdu said that the data were transmitted in their web-site "www.yerdurumu.com" with updates once in every ten minutes. "The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is also pursuing our site on daily basis," he added.


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