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China to launch satellite that may help monitor and forecast earthquakes

The satellite will be launched in the latter half of the year and it will collect the Earth’s electromagnetic field which can be used in real-time monitoring of earthquakes.

  • Published: January 17, 2017 11:00 PM IST

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China will launch a satellite this year to gather electromagnetic data which may be used in monitoring and forecasting earthquakes. According to China’s earthquake administrative agencies on Tuesday, the satellite will be launched in the latter half of this year, Xinhua news agency reported. Movements of the Earth’s crust generate electromagnetic radiation which can be observed from space. Also Read - You can buy Apple smartwatch from 1988 for Rs 37 Lakh: Details here

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By collecting data on the Earth’s electromagnetic field, ionosphere plasma and high-energy particles, the satellite will be used in real-time monitoring of earthquakes and possible seismic precursors in China and neighboring regions. The satellite will be China’s first space-based platform for earthquake monitoring, providing a new approach for research.

According to Shen Xuhui, deputy chief of the mission, it is designed to remain in orbit for five years and record the electromagnetic situation of earthquakes above 6 magnitude in China and quakes above 7 magnitude all over the world. Scientists are expecting to find common factors that may be used to develop earthquake forecasting technology, Shen said. ALSO READ: China launches satellite to detect signs of pulsar

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  • Published Date: January 17, 2017 11:00 PM IST



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