Technological Improvement Favors Seismological Research in Cuba

Santiago de Cuba, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The technological improvement for seismological monitoring and research system is actually favoring the corresponding study and monitoring of these natural phenomena, by providing the most necessary information for the decision-making and people’s preparation.

Dr. Enrique Arango, deputy director of the National Seismological Research Center (Cenais), told Prensa Latina that among the transformations experienced, they implemented Six-Comp3, Earthworm and RTQuake systems for data acquisition.

He also mentioned PQLX system for quality control of seismic data and ensured that this implementation allows for the local station-from-energy simultaneous acquisition and those stations placed in countries close to the Caribbean.

He listed some Caribbean nations as Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the United States, and particularly Florida and the Guantanamo Naval Base.

In addition, Arango referred to the real-time data output from the Cuban stations to Internet for being used by International Seismic Monitoring Institutions, including the Caribbean Tsunami Warning Systems.

Such breakthroughs have been made possible thanks to the financing for international and Cuban projects through the National Geology Program, with technological independence in accordance with the equipment of different technologies and manufacturers, the expert pointed out.

The implementation of PROXMOX virtualisation system for central station’s seismological data servers was also highlighted by the specialist, who considered a greater efficiency and security and the possibility of quickly restoring these.

Several links on Cenais website provide access to information, including the near-to-real seismic activity map in Cuba and its surroundings for the last 30 days, as well as the 24-hour registration of the main stations.

This website also offers a link with a program that helps to draw up Cuban and Caribbean seismicity maps.

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