Earthquake research station set up in Pakistan in collaboration with Azerbaijan

Other News Materials 5 February 2009 04:18 (UTC +04:00)

A station for scientific research on earthquakes and their possible predictions has been established in collaboration with Azerbaijan at Centre for Earthquake Studies in Islamabad, working under the patronage of National Centre for Physics (NCP), Quaid-i-Azam University of Pakistan.

According to a press release, the station called ATROPATENA is very sophisticated. This is the first centre of its kind, developed and established outside Azerbaijan as one such station is already operational in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, Daily Times Pakistan reported.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard was signed last month between Centre for Earthquake Studies (CES) and Scientific Research Institute for Earthquake Prognosis & Studying Earthquake.

The main objective of MoU is to establish a long-term co-operation to improve the mutual scientific knowledge about the earthquakes, which will help devise better construction by-laws, and safety plans for buildings.

Now the researchers and experts from Azerbaijan will visit Pakistan and young research scientists from Pakistan will be able to go member countries on training. This MoU will permit member countries to produce, place and use the earthquake study stations called ATROPATENA and share data.