Serious danger on crust of earth between Azerbaijan’s Salyan and Hajigabul regions

Serious danger on crust of earth between Azerbaijan’s Salyan and Hajigabul regions
# 01 April 2011 12:27 (UTC +04:00)
Gadirov said the process began early in March. The Ministry of Emergency Situations informed the institute about it.
“The eastern part of that territory fell by 5-10 cm. Small mud volcanoes erupted in some places. The most important is that they caused 3.5, 3.6 and 3.2 magnitude earthquakes in Hajigabul. The process is continuing. If we increase the number of the measurements, we can say how the process is developing. All theoretical studies show that this landslide can move towards Absheron. This is the main threat,” he said.

Gadirov also explained the cause of the landslide.
“Horizontal process is going on at 15 km depth of the crust of earth under the influence of the Arabian platform. The directions of these horizontal processes change beginning from Salyan. Move towards east dominates in Salyan, Khidirli and Baku, move towards north and west dominates in the others. It seems as if western part from Slayan to Shamakhy is trying to move contraclockwise, the other side clockwise. There is much difference of speed here. This difference of speed is among Khidirli, Shikhlar, Baku and Gurgan. From Khidirli to Gurgan these speeds change on the east component from 6 mm to 0. This is very dangerous. It seems as if you pull something from one side, and keep from the other. Fracture occurs at that time. This fracture is inside the platform. Maybe it is old, but has become active now. It causes fear. There are old earthquake focuses and fractures in Absheron. They can also become active. A fracture happened in that territory during the earthquake in Zabrat in 1842. It can also become active. This process should be studied exactly,” he said.

Gadirov said the process is under control. Various state agencies have been appealed for. There are fractures inside the houses in that territory.
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