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Azerbaijan plans to install seismometers in Caspian sea first among CIS countries

Society Materials 12 January 2011 17:31
Azerbaijan plans to install seismometers in the sea first among the CIS countries, the head of the department on seismological and geodynamic studies of the National Seismological Service Center of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences, doctor of geological-mineralogical sciences, Tahir Mammadli, told Trend.
Azerbaijan plans to install seismometers in Caspian sea first among CIS countries

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 12 / Trend M. Aliyev /

Azerbaijan plans to install seismometers in the sea first among the CIS countries, the head of the department on seismological and geodynamic studies of the National Seismological Service Center of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences, doctor of geological-mineralogical sciences, Tahir Mammadli, told Trend.

"Three seismometers, which should be placed at the bottom of the Caspian Sea, will provide an opportunity to more accurately examine the epicenter of jerks and their depth, " he said.

He said that the accuracy of the coordinates of the earthquake epicenters is very small and sometimes coordinates vary in 15-20 km due to the fact that the seismic stations are located on one side of the Caspian Sea.

The stations will be placed on the seabed. But the observations will be conducted through the equipment.

He said that seismicity in the south-west of the Caspian Sea differs from the seismicity in the central and north-western parts of the sea.

The most powerful earthquake was fixed on the shore of the Caspian Sea on November 25, 2000.

He said that the epicenters of earthquakes in the Caspian Sea are in the range of 50 kilometers. Hypocenters with depth of 70 km are fixed individually.

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