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Oklahoma installs new earthquake software


August 9, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma transportation officials have installed a monitoring service to help prioritize bridge inspections after earthquakes.

The ShakeCast software is the final stage in a two-year contract with the private firm Infrastructure Engineers Inc., The Oklahoman reported .

The U.S. Geological Survey created the software, which automatically interprets data and compiles a list of bridges that should be checked for damage. The bridges are analyzed by their distance from the epicenter, their condition and other factors.

"Different types of bridges behave differently when the...

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