AN EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 5-6 WILL CAUSE NO DESTRUCTION IN YEREVAN, SPECIALISTS SAY
Lena Badeyan

"Radiolur"
30.08.2012 16:05

The earthquakes taking place around Armenia over the past year have
nothing to do with our country from the geological point off view,
Deputy Chief of the National Survey for Seismic Protection (NSSP)
of the Ministry of Emergency Situations Ashkhen Tovmasyan told
reporters today.

A macro-seismic study has been carried out in Armenia after the Iran
earthquake, Head of Buildings and Structures Seismic Resistance
Department Gurgen Namalyan said. According to him, an earthquake
measuring 5-6 on the Richter scale will cause no damage even in Agaram
and Meghri, located in the third seismic zone, where earthquakes
measuring 9 are possible.

According to Mr. Namalyan, an earthquake measuring 6-7 will cause no
destruction in Yerevan, either.

Ashkhen Tovmasyan noted that the NSSP can predict the earthquakes
two weeks ahead. There are 200 signs of earthquake, but only 40 of
them are observed by the Armenian NSSP.

The specialists assure the National Survey for Seismic Protection
has no alarming predictions at this point.