The Global Network connects together “ATROPATENA” international automatic digital earthquake prediction stations based on application of a physical principle never used before. It is an absolutely new geophysical tool which makes it possible to implement a constant three-dimensional monitoring of gravitational field variations. Three to seven days before a strong earthquake whose epicenter is more than 1000km away, ATROPATENA stations register some low-frequency gravitational signals and determine the direction towards the future earthquake’s epicenter. The operational experience of the first ATROPATENA station, functioning in Baku since 2007, shows that the station has been registering gravitational variations before strong earthquakes with an accuracy exceeding 90%. For the first time in the world practice, a precise statistical indicator for short-term earthquake prediction has been obtained. The physical principle of the ATROPATENA station is patented in Geneva.
ATROPATENA stations register gravitational precursors of strong remote earthquakes, caused by tectonic waves emitted by an imminent strong earthquake’s focus if tectonic stress in it reaches some critical point.
Full members of the Global Network owning ATROPATENA stations have full access to the data registered by all international stations in real time; the data is continuously transmitted from all of the stations to the central database on the Control Server located in the USA. Access to the Global Network’s central database is provided via the Internet.