New study shows GPS data can predict large earthquakes earlier

Scientists discover how to predict megaquakes earlier to improve warning systems.

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  • Earthquakes of 7+ magnitude share a particular pattern, find seismologists.
  • The pored over data of over 3,000 earthquakes to spot a "slip pulse".
  • The scientists advocate using real-time GPS sensor data in early warning systems.
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A general view of Amatrice on August 26, 2016. Central Italy was struck by a powerful, 6.2-magnitude earthquake in the early hours, which has killed nearly 300 people and devastated dozens of mountain villages. Photo by Vittorio Daniele/NurPhoto via Getty

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