facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Researchers say magnetic fields in oceans can help detect tsunamis

Jan. 9, 2014 at 2:55 PM   |   Comments

TOKYO, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Japanese researchers said they found a new way to define tsunamis: Observe magnetic fields generated by tsunami-induced movements of seawater.

The researchers said such observations make it easier to determine the direction, size and arrival time of a tsunami, Jiji Press reported Thursday.

The team said it successfully detected magnetic fields generated as tsunami spread after a massive earthquake off Chile in February 2010. Using underwater, high-precision electromagnetometers, the team said it detected magnetic fields near Tahiti, nearly 4,350 miles away.

The findings were published in the British journal Scientific Reports.

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Psychedelic mushrooms enable a hyperconnected brain Psychedelic mushrooms enable a hyperconnected brain
2
Endangered gray wolf may have been sighted at Grand Canyon Endangered gray wolf may have been sighted at Grand Canyon
3
Study: Earth has had water since birth of solar system Study: Earth has had water since birth of solar system
4
Google working on pill to detect cancer Google working on pill to detect cancer
5
Weather Channel disavows co-founder's climate change denial Weather Channel disavows co-founder's climate change denial
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback