Azerbaijani Academy of Sciences talks seismic surveys
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 28
By Huseyn Valiyev – Trend:
The Republican Seismic Survey Center of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) will install three seismographs in the Caspian Sea within a year, Gurban Yetirmishli, director general of the center, told Trend Apr. 28.
He added that an agreement on the installation of sea bottom seismographs was reached with Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR.
"Currently, we are waiting for the government's decision to start to implement the tasks set earlier,” he added. “The necessary equipment has been delivered to Azerbaijan. Seismographs will be installed at the Umid, Bahar and Gunashli fields in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea."
He added that the project is extremely important for carrying out seismological surveys as seismically active zones are localized in the Caspian Sea.
"The earthquakes occurring in the Caspian Sea pose the greatest threat to Baku and the Absheron Peninsula,” he said. “The earthquakes measuring five or more have been recently recorded in the Caspian Sea.”
Seismographs will be installed by specialists of the US Kinemetrics company, which is a seismic equipment supplier.
Currently, 35 seismic stations are operating in Azerbaijan. All stations have been connected to a satellite system.