Seismologist Hakobyan lists ways to predict earthquakes


Earthquakes with the help of new technologies can be predicted with an accuracy of up to a year. It is not always possible to determine the location, said Samvel Hakobyan, head of the International Center for Global Seismic Risk Monitoring.

The expert noted that predictive approaches are often used for forecasting.

“They can be biological, chemical … and radioactivity – everything that reacts to a change in the stress state of the earth’s crust,” the scientist said in a conversation with NSN.

The scientist considered the mentioned technologies to be unreliable, since in practice it is not always possible to determine the time and place of a future earthquake. Hakobyan added that the staff of his center is now developing a more advanced method of forecasting based on seismic entropy.


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