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“A strong earthquake is not expected in Uzbekistan” – MES

The Ministry of Emergency Situations reported that no earthquake detectors with a magnitude equal to or greater than 5 points were detected in Uzbekistan.

The Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) called on the people of Uzbekistan not to be confused in the background of the strong earthquake that occurred in Turkey.

“The earthquakes that occurred in the Republic of Turkey on February 6 are causing confusion among the population. This, in turn, is a seismogenic situation in the territory of our country, which requires the provision of impartial and reliable information to the population regarding the work being carried out in this regard. It should be noted that the territory of Turkey is located in a seismically active zone, and earthquakes occur precisely in these seismogenic zones,” the report reads.

MES announced that a special expert commission will assess the probability of an earthquake in Uzbekistan based on the results of comprehensive prognostic monitoring.

“In cooperation with the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Academy of Sciences, the Interagency Expert Commission on Seismic Situation Assessment and Future Seismic Situation Forecasting operates in our republic. Every week, this commission assesses the probability of an earthquake in Uzbekistan and its border regions based on the results of comprehensive prognostic monitoring. Currently, seismometric, geophysical, magnetometric and hydrogeoseismological observations are being carried out in the field of earthquake forecasting”.

MES reported that no indicators of a strong earthquake with a magnitude higher than 5 have been detected in Uzbekistan.

“Based on the results of the observation data received, according to the conclusion of the statement No. 5 of the Interdepartmental Expert Commission dated February 3, 2023, it is known that no earthquake indicators with a magnitude of M≥5 (equal to 5 points or greater) have been identified in Uzbekistan and its border regions, and there is no possibility of strong earthquakes,” the report said.

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