No time for tremors

March 8, 2002

Turkish universities have toiled long and hard to introduce a state-of-the-art earthquake-warning system in the country. But, according to the Turkish Daily News, the system they developed remains part-time. The recent earthquake in Istanbul, which measured 4.8, was not detected because it happened out of office hours. Several of the monitoring stations that report earth tremors via a web-based data network are turned off at night to avoid running up huge phone bills.

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments