Medvedev instructed to create a program for the development of seismic stations in the Kuril Islands

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev instructed the government will develop a program for the development of seismic stations in Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands and Sakhalin, and to solve this problem across the seismic zone of the Far East.

Premier believes that its development should be conducted in conjunction with the Academy of Sciences. "And the need to expand the network of stations as quickly as possible. Nobody knows when an earthquake may occur, but this is very serious," — said Medvedev at the Inter-regional information center for forecast information on seismic events in the Far East.

Head of the Center Victor Chebrov showed the head of government work units, which monitors events from the registration of the earthquake, an estimate of the amplitude and the depth of the earthquake, the conclusion about the necessity of alert.

Chebrov said that the decision to declare a major alarm, despite the improvement of instruments — for the technician. Medvedev asked the staff about the main problems in the work. He explained that the main problem — lack of funds for maintenance and development. In particular, the funds for the establishment of such a center were obtained significant, but there is no funding for the operation.

Chebrov stressed that the main problem is that the stations seysmoregistriruyuschih clearly not enough. On the territory of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky are 14 stations, and have up to 100 stations, and the territory of Kamchatka — up to 400 stations. They may also at times less.

Medvedev asked whether the Centre monitored the situation in Japan on March 11, 2011. Chebrov said that "the first few tremors registered Sakhalin system operating within the Centre." "Evaluation of the events, this Center specialists are fully confirmed in the future," — he said.

Medvedev on the question of the situation to date on the Kamchatka Peninsula on the problem of seismic scientists said that "the situation is now calm."

"While calm," — said Medvedev.

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