Friday, September 17, 2021

India is striving for development of Earthquake Early Warning System to alert people well in advance: Jitendra Singh

Centre on Friday said as of today no country has the capability of predicting the occurrence of earthquakes in advance.

In a written reply in Lok Sabha, Minister of state of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Jitendra Singh informed that India is striving for development of Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) System to alert people well in advance.

The minister said a large network of 115 seismological stations are functional in the country under the umbrella of National Centre of Seismology (NCS) to monitor the occurrence of earthquakes and report the time, magnitude and depth within about five minutes of the occurrence of an earthquake.

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