Three years after the earthquake of 8.8 on the Richter scale and the tsunami in Maule,Chile, in 2010, the network that is monitoring earthquakes administered by the University of Chile, feed of the information of the National Emergency Office (Onemi), has 11 devices less than the 27 / F.
According to data provided by this university, when the event occurred there were 74 measuring stations, while today has 63 operating units.
For two years the devices were under the administration of the Onemi, without them being connected to the system. The executive added that in October 2012 an agreement was defined for this year Onemi’s devices will be transferred to the U. of Chile, which has not happened yet. “It caused a delay in implementation”.
To upgrade the network, the University is waiting for U$ 3,800 million, which must be submitted by the Onemi. This transfer of funds is subject to an agreement between two entities which is currently being revised by Contraloria.