Monday, March 16, 2009

How Acropolis combats Quakes?

For thousands of years the Acropolis has withstood earthquakes, weathered Storms and endured temperature extremes, from scorching summer to winter snow. Now scientists are drawing the latest technology to install a system that will record just how nature is affecting the 2,500 year old site. They hope their findings will help identify areas that could be vulnerable , allowing them to target restoration and maintenance.

Scientists are installing a network of fibre optic sensors and accelerographs- instruments that measure how much movement is generated during the a Quake. The greatest danger to our monuments at the moment is EarthQuakes. So, the measurement of earthquakes and their consequences is essential.

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