2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT: Seismic Activity
July 01, 2010
I pulled our 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT into the gas station the other day and saw a row of these guys behind me.
A Signal Hill aea petroleum company is using what they call "vibro-seis" trucks on the streets of Long Beach. The trucks transfer acoustic energy into the ground. Receivers located nearby record the acoustic reflections and generate 2D and 3D underground maps. These maps are then used to locate oil and earthquake fault lines.
I stood around for 5-10 minutes to observe. There isn't much noise. Instead, every minute there is a steady vibration, not unlike a mini-earthquake. What does this have to do with the Outlander? Not much. But it was pretty friggin cool.
Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 900 miles