Scientists with the University of Victoria-based Ocean Networks Canada have successfully placed the first offshore earthquake sensors along the seabed off Vancouver Island.
The equipment will be part of a network of seismic sensors at the Cascadian subduction zone with cables linking it back to a monitoring station here on Vancouver Island
Three underwater sensors in all were installed at depths of more than 800 meters and one is already providing data
The project involved nearly 150 people, three ships and three remotely operated vehicles
The network will eventually include eight sensors offshore and many more on the Island intended to provide 90 seconds warning when a major earthquake strikes.