Geographers inspected the Larmarud landslide 2022-05-11 09:33:00 / IMPORTANT EVENTS

Employees of the Department of Landscape Research and Landscape Planning of the Institute of Geography named after Academician H.A. Aliyev ANAS, head of department P.h.D. Mirnukh Ismayilov, P.h.D. Saida Zeynalova, Emil Djabrailov and P.h.D. Gulnar Hajiyeva conducted scientific research in the Larmarud landslide zone of the Lerik region.
In Lerik, where the landslide occurred, specialists found Khaftoni, Larmarud, Nudzha, Davidoni, Vamazgin and other villages. They studied the landscape and ecological situation in the area called Dirig district, where large and small villages are located. According to them, the Larmarud landslide site is located northeast of the Lerik regional center, 7.5 km south of the 21st km of the Masalli-Yardimli highway, on a very inconvenient and difficult road. The landslide occurred on a 30-40 degree slope northeast of a street running through the center of Larmarud village.
Since this landslide zone is an ancient landslide zone, the locals call it a “landslide area” (“Firsan” in Talysh). The researchers identified seven old landslide sites on deforested mountain slopes. The landscape and ecological state of such territories differs from the surrounding territories in hilly relief. Landslide landscapes in the area are still active.
The slope behind the house, against which it abuts, where the landslide occurred, was cut off at a height of 2 m. Therefore, landslide cracks gradually spread upwards. 1.2 hectares of arable land fell into disrepair, the courtyard area and houses were flooded, 4 cattle and 4 calves and chickens died. At the same time, the road through the center of the village was damaged. Currently, 11 houses are located in the risk zone. Their relocation is inevitable.
Geographers who identified many active landslide areas on the Yardimli-Jalilabad road, Telavar-Aruz region, noted the landslide-ecological, geological and geomorphologically active nature of the landslide region.
The scientists emphasized the importance of maintaining the ecological balance in case of landslides that pose a danger to human life, the need to reduce interference in forest ecosystems and, finally, large-scale landscape planning in the municipality.