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The most modern seismological observatory in South East Europe opens in Eforie, South East Romania

de A.C.     HotNews.ro
Luni, 24 noiembrie 2008, 9:49 English | Top News

The most modern seismological observatory in South East Europe was officially opened in Eforie, South East Romania this weekend. The investments amounted to 1 million euro, offered by Romania's Research ministry, Realitatea TV informs.

Several officials from the most important institutions in Romania were present at the grand opening including Romania's Earth and Physics National Institute director, Gheorghe Marmureanu and Romania's Scientific Research National Department vice president Alex Emil Aldea.

The new observatory was built in less than one year on a plot of land pertaining to the local town of Eforie, with a total investment of 1 million euro. The modern equipments were imported from the US. Marmureanu declared that the observatory is unique in the region and can monitor any seismic movement from Himalaya to Rome.

He added that in the last 200 years, in the Black Sea region, some 24 tsunami waves were produced, of which two in Dobrogea, South Romania. Romanian specialists will be able to cooperate with their foreign counterparts.

Tremor specialist Adrian Grigore declared that the new observatory has multiple goals in an area which also hosts a nuclear plant. Moreover, he declared that they would finally be able to observe the Black Sea tremors.






















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