Network for tracking earthquakes exposes glacier activity: Accidental find offers big potential for research on Alaska's glaciers

Amanda LewanEarth Observation

alaska thumbAlaska’s seismic network records thousands of quakes produced by glaciers, capturing valuable data that scientists could use to better understand their behavior, but instead their seismic signals are set aside as oddities. The current earthquake monitoring system could be ‘tweaked’ to target the dynamic movement of the state’s glaciers.