The countries of Central Asia is a zone of seismic risk, and in the next few years are likely tremors 6-7, Tengrinews.kz reports referring to the co-director of the Central Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences Moldobekova Marshes.
According to him, the region has been observed seismic activity. To assess the seismic hazard of the region held in Bishkek meeting of leading scientists of Central Asia and Europe in the field of seismology. The event was attended by representatives of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Germany and several other countries.
It is expected that in July this year will be carried out to estimate the vulnerability of buildings in earthquake-prone cities and towns in the region. According to experts, most of the buildings in the Central Asian states are not earthquake-resistant. "For the countries of Central Asia has the old buildings. In Almaty, and Tashkent, and Bishkek, and Dushanbe 70 percent of homes built in the 50's of the last century. Talk about their earthquake resistance is very difficult, "- said Moldobekov.