Seismic activity in Baku

October 10. At the International Conference on Seismology in Baku (Azerbaijan), American scientist and seismologist Robert King reported that in Baku and Absheron peninsula is expected to increase in seismic activity as a result of a compression fracture between the Lesser and Greater Caucasus. Their study showed that the Arabian and Eurasian lithospheric pliy characterized by high strength, as a result they do not deform in the country, and tremors are the result of ocean activities.

In the Caucasus problems are observed in the south and the north, there is some motion and deformation in the lowlands. In Baku, the fault rate of 12 mm. year. At the same time, south of Baku there is a fracture and displacement of the Earth's crust in the direction of the Caspian Sea. However, according to King, it still is difficult to predict the results of all of the processes. And in order to be able to predict possible events, it is necessary to identify the source of compression, to develop a range of different geodetic models, maps of faults, it is necessary to establish 25 new seismic stations.

Stations must be situated at a distance of 5-10 km apart along the perimeter.

All of these studies are important in order to determine the possible effects of very large deformations that occur to the south of Baku, in order to prepare for possible earthquake.

Source: Rage Of Nature

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