Costa Rican Studying Earthquakes in Antartica

The Costa Rican seismologist, Marino Protti, returns this November to Antarctica to resume scientific work on earthquakes that began three years ago. Back in 2013 Protti along with the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) opened an exploration well to reach Lake Whillans.
They took the opportunity to place instruments within 800 meters. In addition, the scientist installed 20 seismic stations about 1,000 kilometers from McMurdo Station to measure the displacement of glacials and the earthquakes that have resulted from that movement. The work next month will focus on gathering data stored and dismantelig the stations.
Marino Protti explained that they will change batteries at each station to collect data for an additional two weeks and then will proceed to disassembling all stations. Personal from the University

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