2004 News Story

Geological Survey opens network ofseismic activity centers

Head of the Saudi Geological Survey Dr. Muhammad Tawfeeq has formally opened a network of twenty-seven seismic activity centers which work synchronously via satellite to transmit information and report from remote areas to the central receiving station. The equipment, of Canadian origin, was set up and installed by local teams of Saudi geologists. Head of the Saudi Center for Earthquake Research Abdullah Shuwail commented that the Kingdom is not immune from powerful earthquakes, pointing out that areas along the Red Sea coast are especially vulnerable to seismic activity.