International conference on earthquake precursors on Tuesday began work in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, take part in it, scientists from Russia, the EU, China and Japan, as well as senior staff of Roscosmos, the Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Emergency Situations, Roshydromet, told RIA Novosti the information policy department of the Government region.
"The researchers will share their research on long-term, medium-term and short-term forecasts of aftershocks. Presentations by various. Experts talk about seismic Sakhalin, Japan, China," — told the agency.
According to him, the specialists will work for two days.
Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands are located in the zone of high seismic activity, a minor earthquake here in strength are recorded daily. In 1995, the north of Sakhalin was the most destructive of the famous all-time in Russia — was completely destroyed by the industrial community Neftegorsk, killing more than two thousand people. In 2007, in the south of Sakhalin Nevelsk powerful earthquake killed two people, were damaged 100 buildings and structures, after which the city actually had to be rebuilt.