Novosibirsk scientists are saving the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station on the underground nuclear bomb

Victor Seleznev:Burst of energy at the epicenter of the earthquake, which occurred on Thursday, equal to the force of explosion in Hiroshima in 1945.

Yesterday at the press center of the "Komsomolskaya Pravda" — Novosibirsk "questions Novosibirsk journalists said one of the leading Russian seismologists Victor Seleznev, Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Director of the Geophysical Service of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS).

According to our guest, the magnitude of the earthquake that occurred on 10 February, to 5.8 points. That is the figure recorded in the midst of sensors — Ermakovsky district of Krasnoyarsk region. In this case, the release of energy from the ground reached the gigantic figures.

— It is equal to the power of one bomb dropped on Hiroshima — 20 kilotons — said Victor S. reporters. — The earthquake — the most powerful of them all, which took place near the power plant. There were, of course, pushes and close to hydroelectric power, but they were much weaker. For the first time since 1960, that is for the entire period of instrumental observations, we recorded a huge burst of energy!

Novosibirsk scientists are already predicting new PE near the infamous hydroelectric. According to researchers, in a month or two Krasnoyarsk region and its neighboring Khakassia will shake. True, the power of the "ground attack" will be less. On Thursday in the training area and then fix the small tremors with a magnitude of no more than one point. Such tremors felt only devices, but people do not notice it.

— It is important to put in this area an extensive network of seismic stations in order to understand what's really going on and to give more accurate predictions, — said Victor Seleznev, — whether the process towards the power plant. Matter of installing seismic stations in the Krasnoyarsk Territory is now solved.

Vladimir Igoshin

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