Tuesday, September 26, 2006

New technology to monitor Mount St.Helens' activity!

New equipment installed deep inside Mount St. Helens is helping geologists better understand what's going on inside the volcano.The seismometer is linked to global positioning satellites, which will alert scientists of any changes to the volcano.

They hope the technology will one day allow them to predict eruptions."None of these have ever been installed on a volcano like this type of sensor before," said geological engineer Mike Hasting. "So this is breaking new ground.

So it'll be up to the people at places like the cascades volcano observatory to look at the data, and analyze the data, and try and understand what's going on."Nearly a quarter of a million dollars was spent on the equipment.

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