Seismologist: more than 50% of residence houses in Armenia may be hurt by strong earthquake
YEREVAN, September 23. /ARKA/. Gurgen Namalyan, chief of the national seismic agency’s division in charge of buildings’ seismic resistance, think more than 50% of residence houses in Armenia may be hurt by an earthquake of seven to nine degree on Richter scale.
Speaking today at a news conference, he said that already dilapidated Soviet-era buildings need fortification or dismantlement.
In recent days, seismic activity increased in the region. In particular, 5.1-degree quakes happened in Georgia (254 kilometers far from Yerevan) and in Turkey (about 300 kilometers far from Yerevan). ---0---