Dr Issa Al Hussein, Director of Earthquakes Monitoring Centre (EMC) at SQU, told Oman’s General Radio that there are 21 stations equipped with latest equipment to monitor earthquakes, which help determine their location, strength and extent of their impact.


As the Sultanate of Oman is part of the Arabian Plate in a convergence zone between the Arabian and Eurasian plates, the seismic activity, apparently, goes in a dynamic movement every once in a while.


“We are in the process of setting up a monitoring station for the strong network that will be disseminated across cities and urban areas in the coming months. It is in the process of preparation and processing”, he stated.


He added the new nationwide network would give better preparation and knowledge on the variation of magnitudes of tremolos from one area to another.


Al Hussein affirmed that unfamiliar seismic activity has not been observed in the eastern part of the Arabian plate, neither in the Zagroz fold, Sea of Oman, nor in the Arabian Sea.


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