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More funding needed to maintain Alaska earthquake sensors


January 2, 2020

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A project that maintains seismic monitoring stations in Alaska needs more funding to continue fully operating, officials said.

Scientists, lawmakers and federal agencies are promoting the permanent installation of the Transportable Array Network, The Anchorage Daily News reported Tuesday.

The National Science Foundation project was installed temporarily beginning in 2014.

The stations can monitor earthquake activity and track weather, wildfires and volcanoes. The system can also detect North Korean nuclear testing, officials said.

Many of the network’s stations...

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