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In by Lucía on September 28, 2010 at 2:23 am

The tiltometer is a machine owned by the USGS.  It determines when the earth’s surface has tilted, down to a micrometer-sized tilt across the distance of a single kilometer.  Seismographs record every single shift beneath the surface of the crust, including the tremors that persist every day, endlessly.   Plus cameras designated to alert for any new lava flow or explosion.  And gas detectors monitoring SO4 and CO2 levels.  This oversized rock is the most boundless entity most humans will ever come into contact with, and but here we are, doing our best to fit it into an Intensive Care Unit.


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