Places with serious seismic hazard in Azerbaijani capital made public

Places with serious seismic hazard in Azerbaijani capital made public
# 12 September 2012 13:54 (UTC +04:00)
The executive chief of the Institute of Geology Department of geodynamics and seismology under Azerbaijan National Academy of Science Gulam Babayev told APA that the department of Seismology and Geodynamics is carrying out the micro seismic research in Baku with the support of Science Development Fund near the President of Azerbaijan: “We have already achieved some results. The micro seismic research in Baku was realized on the base of careful investigations and frequent study of the azimuth angle of every ground. We try to define the azimuth angle and the frequency of seismic activity of the territory and then to identify the grounds that are predisposed to earthquakes on the outcomes of the carried investigations. These results will be submitted to the relevant organizations”.

Babayev said that the first projects’ results have already been achieved: “According to the preliminary results, high azimuth angle is observed in the grounds located in the north and north-western part of Binagadi district of Baku. It means that the tremor inside the above mentioned grounds increases during earthquakes. So, the seismic wave doesn’t disappear in the ground, and became more powerful”.

According to Babayev, the risk of shocks remains in the grounds located in the Caspian Sea in spite of the fact that they are currently stable: “According to the preliminary results, the Eastern territory of Baku city possesses less index of seismic hazard – Amirjan, Ahmadli, Hazi Aslanov. The seismic risk is higher in the grounds situated in the city centre in compare with those located on the coastal areas. The territories are being studied and that these figures might change”.






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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED