Azerbaijan Seismological Service Center urges population to optimism amid growing seismic activity
Baku, Fineko/abc.az. The Seismological Service Center of Azerbaijan has presented a report on the results of 2011.
The Center informs that the report of SSCA director Gurban Yetirmishli says that last year, compared with 2010, Azerbaijan’s seismic stress grew by 25% and the number of occurred earthquakes by 60%.
In this regard, the number of seismic stations was increased and their quantity is going to rise this year as well. In 2012, new stations will be set up in Aghdam, Fizuli, Beylagan, Yardimli, and on offshore oil and gas fields Umid, Shahdag and Azeri.
The SSCA developed maps of long-term forecasts of possible quakes in the territory of Azerbaijan. According to studies, potentially dangerous areas of the country are territories of Shemakhi-Ismayilli, Sheki-Zagatala and Ganja and Gazakh.
At the conclusion of his report Yetirmishli urged people to be optimistic.
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