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Three deep sea seismographs to be installed in Azerbaijan

27 December 2012 13:01 (UTC+04:00)
Three deep sea seismographs to be installed in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan is located in a zone of seismic activity which causes small but regular earthquakes, director of the Institute of Geology under the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences Akif Alizade told media,Trend news agency reported.

"A good example is the seismic activity in the Zagatala zone," he said. "These seismic activities from the geological point of view are being regularly triggered. The geodynamic situation is being changed. Today, research is being conducted by using global positioning systems (GPS). It clearly shows that the African-Arabian continent moving in a north and north-west direction is squeezing the Caucasus Mountains. This leads to some disastrous consequences."

As an example, Alizadeh mentioned the earthquake measuring five points that occurred recently on the Crimean peninsula and in Krasnodar. This testifies to the fact that there is a compression from the Black Sea area.

"These seismic processes occur regularly in Azerbaijan," he said. "Azerbaijani scholar seismologists are examining them... Currently we are planning to use three deep seismographs in the sea. The equipment, planned to be installed, has been already bought."

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