Google started measuring earthquakes with an internet cable
CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – Google has successfully used thousands of kilometers of Internet cables on the world’s oceans as seismometers, saying it could be used to make thousands of kilometers of stellar seismometers.
Google recently laid a state-of-the-art Internet cable in the Pacific Ocean. It can measure earthquakes very accurately due to the movement of ocean waves and other changes. In this regard, Professor Zong Wenzhan of the California Institute of Technology and Google experts have identified hurricanes and earthquakes using traffic data, cable movements and pressure.