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chook0 12/5/2012 | 3:31:18 AM
re: Tsunami Telecom Recovery Continues There are already very good facilities for monitoring seismic activity.

The Earthquake that caused the tsunami was detected as it happened. What was required was a system for letting the people know that there were Tsunamis coming.

-- Chook
dwdm2 12/5/2012 | 3:31:17 AM
re: Tsunami Telecom Recovery Continues "There are already very good facilities for monitoring seismic activity."

Like what? Care to ellaborate? Thanks.
chook0 12/5/2012 | 3:31:16 AM
re: Tsunami Telecom Recovery Continues The region (as with the whole world) is dotted with seismic recording/monitoring stations.

You can see it in almost real time at:

http://www.iris.edu/seismon/

-- Chook
dwdm2 12/5/2012 | 3:31:01 AM
re: Tsunami Telecom Recovery Continues "The region (as with the whole world) is dotted with seismic recording/monitoring stations."

I am not sure how these stations are connected and monitored, but most likely they are not using fiberoptic. If all those stations are monitored individually, or in a group by whatever means in use (i.e., copper or wireless), deployment of fiber would allow to organize the stations lot better than they are today. IMO.
dwdm2 12/5/2012 | 12:57:37 AM
re: Tsunami Telecom Recovery Continues Can the vast teleco networks that are deployed under ocean around the globe can perform an additional task of monitoring and possibly predicting natural calamities like earthquakes and seismic activities? The cables are already there under the ocean running from coast to coasts... why not add suitable sensors at strategic points to monitor siesmic activities? Is such a scheme feasible?
standardsarefun 12/5/2012 | 12:57:36 AM
re: Tsunami Telecom Recovery Continues Interesting idea but am not sure if the repeater locations (normally a fixed spacing running down the cable) are neccessarily in the right places on the sea bed. I think its probable that sesmic detectors should be placed on rock while cables are often buried under sand and so the route selected to maximise sandy sea bottoms.

Sounds like a interesting new Question in ITU SG15...
dwdm2 12/5/2012 | 12:57:35 AM
re: Tsunami Telecom Recovery Continues "Interesting idea but am not sure if the repeater locations (normally a fixed spacing running down the cable) are neccessarily in the right places on the sea bed."

standardsarefun, thanks. Can you think of some way to make it work technologically? HOw does it relate to SG.15?
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