A trick of the light is helping scientists turn optical fibres into potential disaster detectors.
By Jeffrey Marlow
July 26, 2022
Somewhere beneath the Adriatic Sea, a rogue block of the African tectonic plate is burrowing under southern Europe, stretching Italy eastward by a few millimetres each year. On October 26, 2016, the stress triggered an earthquake in the Apennine Mountains, one in a series of quakes which toppled buildings in Italian towns.