SEISMOLOGIST: ARMENIAN RESIDENTS DO NOT KNOW SIMPLE RULES OF CONDUCT DURING EARTHQUAKE
Tuesday, October 25, 17:43
“Armenia is located in one of the planet’s three most seismically
dangerous zones”, – seismologist Vladimir Balasanyan said during a
press conference on Tuesday.
He also added that citizens of Armenia do not know the elementary
rules of conduct during an earthquake. For this reason, they can
hardly protect themselves in case of an earthquake, he said.
“There have been, there are, and there will always be earthquakes in
Armenia. What’s important is to think as to how to build and prepare
for earthquakes,” Balasanyan noted, advising not to panic in any way.
And in this regard, he emphasized.
“Actually, we are not prepared to encounter earthquakes in such way
that we may suffer little damage,” – the seismologist said and called
not to trust in various talks about the specific time of the expected
earthquake. He also said after the Turkish earthquake, one should
not wait for an earthquake in Armenia.
To note, last Sunday Yerevan residents felt earthquake shocks as
a result of the strong earthquake on Van province of Turkey with
magnitude 7,2, which was 9-10 on the Richter scale in the epicenter.