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1 1 Republic of Mozambique National Directorate for Geology AN OVERVIEW OF SEISMOLOGICAL NETWORK IN MOZAMBIQUE Managing waveform data and Metadata for seismic network 8–17, November 2009 Cairo, Egypt BY: Marcos, Severino

2 2 Contents National Directorate for Geology Objectives Mozambique location; Background; Seismological Network; On going project; Human Resources; and Technical cooperation

3 3 Geographical location: Southern part of Africa Meridian 30° and 42° East Parallel 11° and 27° South Population: 20,5 millions 80% live in the countryside 20% live in urban area Total area: Km² ha arable land ha cultivated LOCATION OF MOZAMBIQUE Mozambique location National Directorate for Geology

4 4 Background National Directorate for Geology Objectives Seismological observation in Mozambique started in 1957, after a series of big earthquakes occurred between The first Seismological Station was installed in June1957, in Maputo city, and operated by the National Service of Meteorology (Geophysical Department); In 1989 the Geophysical Department was transferred to National Directorate for Geology;

5 5 Seismological Network National Directorate for Geology Is composed by 5 stations: – Changalane; – Manica; – Tete; – Nampula; and – Lichinga; –The transmission of data between these stations including Changalane Broad Band Station (Africa Array Project) and Maputo Centre of Analysis is by GPRS System.

6 6 National Directorate for Geology Seismograph Station Summary STATION NAMEIDLATITUDELONGITUDECONSTRUCTION YEAR Changalane CNG26˚ 6’ ˚ 11’ Tete TET16˚ 08’5033˚ 34’ Nampula NPA15˚ 5’1539˚ 5’ Manica MANI18˚ 56’53.332˚ 53’ Lichinga LICH13˚ 16’07,935˚ 14’05,42003 NEW STATIONS Massingir 2008 Mocuba 2008 Mueda 2009 Vilankulo2009

7 7 Seismological net work location National Directorate for Geology

8 8 Seismological Network National Directorate for Geology Objectives Nr StationCharacteristics 1 CNG (Changalane ) EARS micro recorder Guralp CMGT-3T seismometer (broad band) 2 MANI (Manica) TET (Tete) NPA (Nampula) LICHM(Lichinga ) EARS micro recorder L4C-3D Seismometer (short period) 3 Massingir Mocuba Mueda Vilankulo New stations without equipment

9 9 ON GOING PROJECT National Directorate for Geology Objectives With the financing of Mozambique Government to increase the density of seismological stations four new station, namely Massingir, Mocuba, Mueda was constructed and Vilankulo is in building. Procurement for purchasing of four new full stations are on going.

10 10 Tipical Seismogrphic Station National Directorate for Geology

11 11 CNG Seismogrphic Station (AfricaArray project) National Directorate for Geology

12 12 Human Resources National Directorate for Geology Objectives 1 Seismologist 5 Analysts (technicians) 2 Electronic technician; and 5 Station operators

13 13 Technical cooperation National Directorate for Geology Objectives South Africa (CGS) Training of analysts; Stations maintenance; and Seismic equipment procurement

14 14 National Directorate for Geology Technical cooperation

15 15 THANK YOU MUITO OBRIGADO ZIKOMO


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