Baku. 13 November. REPORT.AZ/ The Republican Seismological Service Center under the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) has released a statement.
Report informs citing the Information Department of the Center, on November 12, at 22:18:16 local time, 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Iranian and Iraqi territory.
It was noted that the earthquake was felt weak in the territory of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and southern regions of Azerbaijan, bordering Iran: "After the earthquake in the neighboring country, ANAS Republican Seismological Service Center received numerous questions by Azerbaijan's media whether quake predicted in the territory of the country.
As an official of ANAS Republican Seismological Service Center, I'd like to state that the earthquake on the Iranian-Iraqi border has no relation with earthquake focus in Azerbaijan. No powerful earthquakes predicted in the territory of Azerbaijan and information spread about it groundless.
Taking into account sensitive approach of the citizens to the issue, their concern and anxiety towards such reports, we ask all the journalists to be careful while spreading such kind of information and address questions on this topic only to the responsible ANAS Republican Seismological Service Center, which is involved in the earthquake research".