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2011年10月11日 5:50:04

(HawaiiNewsNow) - A Japanese Scientist may have found a way to predict really big earthquakes. His discovery could radically change seismology as Howard Dicus reports.

The magnitude nine earthquake that devastated Japan on march 11th did something really, really interesting - it triggered waves in the atmosphere.

That's pretty neat, but not half as exciting as this - it may have disrupted electrically-charged particles in the ionosphere before shaking land and water.

Kosuke Heki of Hokkaido University gathered data from a thousand GPS receivers - which communicate with satellites using signals that can be disrupted slightly by a surge in electrons.
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