"Station of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk registers earthquakes around the world, but the zone of responsibility of our branch about 3 million square kilometers," — said the director of the Sakhalin Branch of Geophysical Survey of RAS Yuri Levin.
Sakhalin, the Kuril Islands, Sea of Japan, Khabarovsk, Primorsky Territory and the Amur region. Besides the four Sakhalin seismic stations on the screen for about 30 adjacent. Modern software allows Elena Chelovechkovoy see them on one monitor online. And instantly process all incoming signals. It used to determine the epicenter of an earthquake, she had to do complex mathematical calculations on the old Soviet equipment. To learn how to work on it, she spent a lot of time for training.
"Probably about six months. Of course, you understand, but it was hard at first, it is very difficult. I find it easier to work with the computer, because on photo to me harder. With a computer easier, "- says Elena Chelovechkova, seismic engineer" Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk ".
On the new equipment has a special program for seismologists. It is easy to use and much easier to work station attendants. Due upgrading and reduces the processing time. Replace the technique could in the framework of the developed five years ago, the federal program.
Within a radius of 70-80 kilometers from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk seismic has four automatic points. They operate in real time. This means that information about the earthquake seismic employees receive almost instantly — in one second.
Middle-aged "drums" left in case of an emergency. If you suddenly lost the satellite signal or not the communication, rescue equipment tested for years. Near them even pencils are always Edged in case of emergency data. After Sakhalin region knows firsthand how precious every second after the earthquake.