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SK Telecom has announced it will build an earthquake detection system that entails installing sensors onto its base stations to allow earthquake data to be shared with authorities more quickly.
The South Korean telco will work alongside the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), the country’s weather service, and Kyungpook National University to develop the system, the company said.
SK Telecom is aiming to install around 8,000 sensors nationwide that extend base stations to also being at schools, police stations, and its retail stores. These sensors will be small, 220V plugs that can detect a hundred vibrations per second, the telco said.
The data collected from these sensors will be shared with KMA, which will compare and combine this data with its own data that is collected from its 338 earthquake monitor centres across the country.