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Seismological Station

The Aristotle University Seismological Station was founded in 1978 and is used since then for the detection and measurement of earthquakes that occur nationwide and worldwide. It is mainly used by researchers of the Sector of Geophysics, which is a part of the Department of Geology of A.U.Th.

The Station's main objective is to monitor Greece's seismic activity, record and analyze the earthquakes that occur in 24-hour base, informing the state and the public when it is necessary. This is a very important task given the fact that Greece is a country with a very powerful seismic activity. The personnel of the station is constituted of professors and specialized scientists with a great deal of experience concerning seismological matters.

One of the Station's primary roles is to conduct tours for the public and familiarize it with the earthquake phenomenon and how it can be dealt with. This helps to achieve better protection of the public against earthquakes.

Finally, the Seismological station promotes collaboration on issues of seismological interest with a lot of other Greek and European institutions. It is also a source of information for international seismological centres concerning the seismic activity of the Mediterranean region, but also of the entire world.

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