In the south of Russia in recent years has sharply increased seismic activity

8 noyayurya. In the south of Russia in recent years has sharply increased seismic activity. Worthy of special mention of Azov and the Black Sea. Their coast line is constantly changing. There are new island, or, conversely, areas of land are covered with water. Scientists have found such phenomena are associated with the movement of tectonic plates. Is it dangerous to humans?

Bouncing over the potholes, an old "loaf" in the day overcomes hundreds of kilometers. Scientists tour the Krasnodar region in search of mud volcanoes. They found more than a hundred.

"This volcano is fairly quiet. But they are activated from time to time, and these emissions are substantially higher, "- said Vladimir Kruglyakov, a leading geologist of the State Scientific Center" Yuzhmorgeologia. "

The entire Caucasus — a seismically hazardous area. Increasingly, the region recorded aftershocks. There are new thermal springs. Spring water boils and fountain breaks out. A recent line of Azov coast has dramatically changed.

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Like an alien landscape. Not a single plant, only cracked soil, rocks and sand. More recently, the land was in deep water, but almost overnight a significant section of the bottom rose to five feet up and formed the peninsula.

To understand what a force lifted a piece of land weighing hundreds of tons, experts take samples of the soil daily. After all the measurements one conclusion — the tectonic plates in the region have begun an active movement. Therefore, in the sea, and there are new island.

"These phenomena were observed in the world. This Spitak, it's the other very tight space, which, in the end, exhausted large seismic events ", — says Vladimir Fomenko, head of the State Research Center seismogeodynamics" Yuzhmorgeologia. "

Large earthquakes on the southern Russian geologists still do not predict. Clay soil likely offset seismic activity. But the line of the coast of the Azov and Black seas each year will be harder to change.

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The consequences may result known in Sukhumi. The capital of Abkhazia during the last century almost half went to sea. Now the waves smash walls of the fortress, which was once the center of the city.

"Even in this time you can see what a dramatic event occurs because the land is lowered, the onset of the sea", — says Roman Dbar, the chairman of the State Committee of the Republic of Abkhazia on ecology and nature.

Stop geological processes impossible. So the main thing — to learn how to predict them. Scientists on an old "loaf" drive through hundreds of miles to get closer to solving this problem.

Source: Lead

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