Abstract

In 1999 the Saudi Geological Survey (SGS) was formed. One of the responsibilities eventually assigned to the SGS was the Saudi National Seismic Network. The SGS installed 13 broadband VSAT (very small aperture terminal) telemetry seismic stations in 2004 and is in the process of installing 14 additional stations. By declaration of the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, SGS also was assigned the task of upgrading 62 seismic stations operated by the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and King Saud University (KSU). The goal is to have a single agency responsible for seismic network management and reporting of earthquakes in and around the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Seismic data will be shared with other institutions to provide data for seismic research by Saudi scientists. In the longer term the goal is to share data with the international seismological community.

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