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TECHNOLOGY that detects Upper Atmospheric (Ionospheric) changes during earthquakes and tropical cyclones was installed at the University of the South Pacific's Emalus campus in Vanuatu.

The Very Low Frequency (VLF) signal receiver was installed through strategic research funding from USP under a research project titled 'Investigations of Sea State and Upper Atmosphere during Earthquakes (EQs) and Tropical Cyclones (TCs) in the South Pacific Region: Fiji, Vanuatu and Samoa'. 

In a USP statement issued today, School of Engineering and Physics at the Laucala Campus Professor Sushil Kumar said the continuous recording of the data would reveal significant insight into the behaviour of the changes before and after any extreme event happening along the VLF propagation paths and the science behind these could be better understood with critical analysis of the data.

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