Seismic microdistricting map to be developed in Azerbaijan

15:25 - 7.12.2023


December 7, Fineko/abc.az. A new seismic microdistricting map will be developed in Azerbaijan.

ABC.AZ reports that Gurban Yetirmishli, the director of the Republican Center of the Seismological Service of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, said about this at a briefing for journalists.

He added that the necessary research to create the map will begin in the spring of 2024 together with the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

"Specialists from Japan will also be involved. The work will begin next year," Yetirmishli added.

In his turn, Elkhan Asadov, deputy head of the State Agency for Construction Safety Supervision (under the Ministry of Emergency Situations), stressed that in parallel, work will begin on creating a seismic risk map for Baku and the Absheron Peninsula.

“This map will help predict the situation after strong earthquakes,” he said.

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