Work starts on seafloor seismic alert system (Japan)
(150 ocean floor pressure sensors on 5700 km of cables along Japan trench)
July 10, 2013
Jiji Press MINAMI-BOSO, Chiba (Jiji Press)--The government started work Tuesday to install undersea seismometers and tsunami observation equipment in wide areas off the Pacific coast, including along the Japan Trench, in a government-sponsored project designed to enable quicker and more accurate quake and tsunami alerts.
A ceremony to mark the launch of the installation was held in Minami-Boso the same day.
The observation system will be placed in offshore areas from the Tokachi region of Hokkaido down to the Boso Peninsula in Chiba. More: [link to the-japan-news.com]