- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) - Ketchikan students will be using earthquake sensors for class work, beginning next year.

The Ketchikan Daily News (http://is.gd/5EkgOd) reports that the Ketchikan School Board on Wednesday unanimously approved a request to spend $31,000 to purchase two of the earthquake sensor platforms.

School district technology coordinator Bill Whicker says the platforms transmit data up to a satellite.

He says Ketchikan students will be “interfacing with NASA engineers” to provide quality control on the data.

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Information from: Ketchikan (Alaska) Daily News, http://www.ketchikandailynews.com

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