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    The seismic crown

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    When 700,000 spectators line the streets of Pasadena, Calif., to watch the Rose Parade every January, they may notice which float has the best flowers or which marching band has the most astounding musical arrangements. But now, audiences can pay attention to one more contest: which group of ground-shaking musicians could best pass as an earthquake.

    Seismic records show vibrations caused by motorcycles, floats, and bands during the 2020 Rose Parade. Courtesy of Seismological Research Letters.
    Researchers at Caltech can actually make this determination through the Pasadena Array project, which transforms an old fiber optic telecommunications cable lying beneath the city into an earthquake detector. So, who took the seismic crown…

    Jul, 02 2020 |

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