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Balloon flotilla detects an earthquake from high in the sky

Stratéole 2 balloon is inflated at night

Workers inflate one of the balloons that carried instruments into the stratosphere. Once aloft, the balloons detected a distant earthquake in Indonesia. Credit: CNES/SABLON Igor, 2021

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Nature 608, 243 (2022)



  1. Garcia, R. et al. Geophys. Res. Lett. (2022).

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