An earthquake on Mar de Alboran has been detected by OBSEA
25/01/2016 - The seismometer of OBSEA recorded this morning the earthquake that took place in the Alboran Sea, it has shaken Andalusian and Moroccan coasts. An earthquake of 6.3 degrees on the Richter scale recorded specifically in front of the Alhucema coast with the following coordinates, latitude and longitude 35.8888, -3.8509. In Melilla is where the most damage occurred due to its proximity to the epicenter.
The OBSEA seismometer records an earthquake in Greece
17/11/2015 - An earthquake measuring 6.5 degrees on the Richter scale shook the Greek island of Lefkada in the Ionian Islands. The earthquake with its epicenter in the sea has been recorded by the seismometer OBSEA.
OBSEA is a cabled seafloor observatory located 4 km off the Vilanova i la Geltru coast in a fishing protected area. It is connected to the coast by an energy and communications mixed cable.
The main advantages of having a cabled observatory are that it provides an uninterrupted power supply to the scientific instruments and offers a high bandwidth communication link. This way, real time data is available and problems encountered in battery powered systems are avoided. The proposed solution is the implementation of an optical Ethernet network that transmits data continuously to marine sensors connected to the observatory. With OBSEA, we can perform a real time observation of multiple parameters in the marine medium.