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The nation’s ability to more quickly receive notice of undersea earthquakes could be improved after the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) completes the installation of the Marine Cable Hosted Observatory (MACHO) in June this year, the bureau said.  According to the Taipei Times, the installation of the system is set to begin on Saturday, when a 45km cable will be laid from a land station in Toucheng (??), Yilan County, out to sea.

Lu Pei-ling (???), deputy director of the bureau’s seismology center, said the observatory may not give earthquake warnings as fast as systems in Japan and Europe because their cables reach out hundreds of kilometers away from the coast.

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