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Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:45 - Updated Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:45

Angola to share global earthquake information network by October

Luanda - Angola will start as from October 2017 sharing information and data on seismic events produced by the country in Global Earthquake Information network, supervised by the World Geophysical Organisation.

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Domingos José do Nascimento, INAMETdirector

Photo: Lucas Neto

This was announced Friday in Luanda by  director of National Meteorology and Geophysics Institute (INAMET), Domingos José do Nascimento.

The activity has already started with registration in this institution and the installation at its Luanda-based headquarters.

The work involves a programme that will allow the distribution of information with data being sent to the country's capital hub.

In turn, the message is automatically shared with other members of the global network, he said.

With the installation of this software, which will allow the monitoring of global seismic activity on a regular basis, he said, Angola will see its technicians trained by the member institutions of the network.

According to him, the first stage of the project will comprise the training of Angolan technicians in the country, while the second stage, still for this year, will include upgrading of staff in Portugal to complement the profession on seismic data.

Domingos do Nascimento said that INAMET's task is to alert the institutions about the possibility of events and produce information on earthquake activity in the country.

The move will help prevent situations in the construction of infrastructure, roads, bridges and other activities, in order to ensure appropriate material to be used, he added.

Another advantage of Angola to share the world seismic information network is the availability of  information for students of Geology, Geophysics and other earth sciences at the Faculty of Sciences of Agostinho Neto University, as part of cooperation between the two institutions.

The finalists can have access to more information and data on seismic manifestation activity to support their studies.

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