December 18, 2019

A meeting of the ANAS Division of Earth Sciences was held in the Republican Seismic Survey Center (RSSC) of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. The meeting was opened and chaired by the academician-secretary of the Division of Earth Sciences, academician Fakhraddin Gadirov. The vice president of ANAS, Director of the Institute of Oil and Gas, academician Ibrahim Guliyev, Director of the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, academician Akif Alizadeh, Director of the Institute of Geography named after academician H.Aliyev, academician Ramiz Mammadov, representatives of scientific institutions and organizations, employees of the Division and RSSC attended the meeting.

Academician Fakhraddin Gadirov said that the agenda includes the presentation and discussion of the annual report on the results of scientific and scientific-organizational work of the ANAS Republican Seismic Survey Center for 2019. The annual report of the RSSC was presented by the General Director of the RSSC, corresponding member of ANAS, professor Gurban Yetirmishli. The scientist provided information on the structure of the organization and the status of official documents submitted to the Center during the year.

Then, the results of integrated seismological, geophysical and geochemical studies obtained by the RSSC during 2019 were announced. It was noted that during 2019 12,914 earthquakes were recorded by RSSC seismic stations. The tremors occur permanently due to geodynamic processes in the lithosphere and arent always felt, 5298 recorded earthquakes are local and 6748 are regional. 79 of all the earthquakes occurred in Azerbaijan exceed magnitude 3. During the year 25 sensible earthquakes were occurred. The strongest earthquake was recorded on February 5, 2019 in Shamakhi-Ismayilli-Agsu regions. The magnitude of the earthquake was 5.2. The RSSC seismic stations recorded the eruption of three mud volcanoes. Two eruptions (Gushchu volcano) were recorded on February 13, 2019 after the earthquake in Shamakhi-Ismayilli-Agsu regions on February 5, 2019.

G.Yetirmishli also spoke about the work carried out and results in the field of geophysics, geochemistry and geodynamics for 2019. Information was also provided on the RSSCs cooperation with foreign countries and international organizations, the work done in the field of cooperation with the media, and educational activities to strengthen human resources.

After the presentation, the Head of department of the Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University, academician Parviz Mammadov, academician Akif Alizadeh, academician Ramiz Mammadov, Head of the department of the Institute of geology and geophysics, academician Hatam Guliyev and academician Fakhraddin Gadirov expressed their views and suggestions.

The report was positively evaluated by the participants of the meeting.