August 19, 2013. The French newspaper Le Monde has published the latest results of a study aimed at assessing the risk of earthquake in the next 50 years.
A new European study confirms that Romania is among the countries with the highest seismic risk on the continent, according to an article published by the French newspaper Le Monde.
\”The unprecedented earthquake potential in Europe\” under this title published an article by Pierre Le hir in the French newspaper, which refers to the results of a study conducted by an international team of 50 professionals. He first used the same criteria and mathematical models for the development of risk maps of earthquakes in the EU and neighbouring countries. It is a valuable tool for services involved in the development paratactically standards, writes Le Monde.
The map, published Le Monde looks at first glance like weather maps. However, the predominant color in southern Europe, red, indicates the heat, and on seismic risk. And very high. Maps show that in the next 50 years of a strong earthquake is possible in a large part of Romania. The risk, however, is high in Turkey, Italy, Greece and other Balkan countries. «General geography of seismicity in Europe is known. It follows from the collision of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates. The risk is highest in Turkey, Greece and the Balkans, Italy and Romania»- writes Le Monde, on the basis of the results of the study.
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