Seismological Research

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The Indian landmass is affected by various natural disasters and earthquake is one of them, which take heavy toll of life and property besides having an adverse impact on the economic and social development of the country. During the last two decades, the country has seen many moderate to large earthquakes from various sources in the peninsular India and as well as in the Himalayas causing widespread damage and loss of life. Presently, there is no scientific technique available till date, which can forecast earthquakes in terms of size, location and time; however, with better understanding of earthquake source processes and its mechanism, efforts can be made to mitigate the earthquake hazard. In this regard, it is necessary to adequately address the R&D related aspects on different facets of earthquake and earthquake engineering for better understanding of earthquake source processes and its mechanism with ultimate goal of earthquake hazard mitigation. Following seven major thrust areas are identified towards addressing the earthquake hazard related aspects / research in the country during XII FYP period:

  • Observational networks and data centre – Ongoing.
  • Seismicity & Earthquake Precursors – Ongoing.
  • Earthquake hazard assessment - Ongoing.
  • National Centre of Seismology (NCS) – Ongoing.
  • Deep borehole investigations in Koyna – New.
  • Deep crustal studies – New.
  • Development of Geotechnology – New.
Last Updated On 06/05/2014 - 10:33
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