National Earthquake Information Center - Golden, Colorado (33 images)

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Seconds after the Haiti earthquake struck, Jan. 12, 2010, a handful of earth-bound GPS stations in the region registered the huge tremor and relayed it to satellites overhead. The data then zipped to a small facility in Golden, CO, the National Earthquake Information Center. Computers there rapidly calculated the number of people exposed to the quake in Haiti and identify areas most vulnerable to structural damage. This information was quickly relayed to the UN, American embassies, scientific...
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