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NASA brings earthquake monitoring to SE


KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – It's not quite rocket science, but close enough, and closer to home students in the Tribal Scholars Program began cutting-edge earthquake monitoring research in a partnership with NASA this past week.

It's part of a new project called the Global Earthquake Forecasting System, where high school students maintain and interpret data with the goal of identifying early earthquake signals.

The GEFS platform was installed on the roof of Ketchikan High School and started collecting data Jan. 16. The sensors in the platform track levels of pre-earthquake signals, including...

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