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Sea floor observatories to give quake warnings

SHANGHAI has started work on a sea floor observatory network in the East China Sea to monitor for earthquakes and tsunamis, local science officials said yesterday.

The 40 million yuan (US$6.1 million) network, which will also check the marine environment and biological safety, will be complete within five years.

Sea floor seismometers will be included in the network to enhance the city's earthquake detection system in the East China Sea, which has the biggest impact on Shanghai. Doppler machines will monitor for tsunamis.

The Shanghai Ocean Technology Research Center, which was set up for marine research and projects, began a pilot operation last September.


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