The main activity of the Seismology Section is the monitoring of the seismic activity of Cyprus and the broader area of the Eastern Mediterranean. The Seismological Section operates and maintains Seismological Networks [digital (2014) and analogue (1997-2013)], a Network of Accelerometers, and relevant facilities at two independent Seismological Centres, Lefkosia and Mathiatis.
The daily monitoring involves the reception, recording and processing of the seismological data as well as the evaluation of the seismological parameters and the immediate publication of the relevant information at an interactive open-access website. The recordings and evaluation of the local (Cyprus), regional (Eastern Mediterranean) and distant earthquakes can be found in the Monthly and Yearly Bulletins and in seismicity maps, as well as the interactive seismicity website. The Seismological Section is also responsible to collect historic earthquake data (seismological and maroseismological).
When an earthquake is felt, the Seismological Section publishes the relevant information and updates its website with the relevant material (felt earthquake announcements).
The Seismological Section is also responsible to publish seismicity maps, catalogues, leaflets, bulletins and articles related to the seismicity of Cyprus and the broader area of the Eastern Mediterranean.