Cuba upgrades seismic network with Chinese help

13:18, September 28, 2010      

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Cuba is updating its seismic network with Chinese technology and the process will be finished this year, Bladimir Moreno, director of Cuba's National Earthquake Research Center, said Monday.

After the update, information on the movement of the tectonic plates will be available online, and with that Cuba's earthquake research center will be linked to 150 stations and institutes worldwide to share seismic data on the Internet, Moreno said.

Among the equipment installed there are 18 highly sensitive seismometers made in China, he added.

"With those devices it is possible to record seismic signals within a higher frequency range, to conduct groundbreaking researches on the internal structure of the earth, and also to detect events so far undetectable," Moreno explained.

"For the first time and thanks to this advanced technology, the Cuban seismology network will be linked to the Central Station in real time, displaying all the earthquake traces at the time of their occurrence and reducing the response time," the expert said.

Over 25 perceptible earthquakes have been reported in Cuba so far this year.



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