The sound of the earthquake underwater

fish_bomb_mushroomTeng Hoi Conservation Organization specializes in the detection of the sounds of explosions underwater from fish bombs (see here). Our technology can also listen out for the sounds of earthquakes.

The US government recorded this sound sequence around 1400 km from Japan in Alaskan waters.  Automated monitoring of underwater sounds with a network of sensors can help to provide additional and vital information so that effective warnings of tsunamis can be provided earlier.   In future we hope that the massive death tolls arising from the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004 and now in the Japanese Tsunami of 2011 can be much reduced.

 

 

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ABOUT OUR ORGANISATION

th_logo_2010_smTeng Hoi Conservation Organization is a member of Take Tech Ltd, a non-profit making organization registered in Hong Kong.  We develop practical and participative environmental programmes with a strong emphasis on education and measurable results.  'Teng Hoi' is a Cantonese phrase that translates as 'listen to the sea', a name that came from our first programme, the development of a device to locate explosions underwater generated by illegal fish bombs.

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