While Turkey’s Anatolian plate makes it one of one of the most earthquake-prone zones worldwide, in the Indian subcontinent, the entire Himalayan belt is additionally thought about vulnerable to terrific quakes of size surpassing 8.0.
The 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Turkey, Syria which took place on Monday complying with a 100-km tear in between the Anatolian and Arabian plates placed much limelight on matters worrying international readiness on threat administration throughout such disasters, r & d funds, knowledge gaps among other points as the world witnesses the destructive influence of the quake because has actually eliminated virtually 8,000 people so far.
While Turkey’s Anatolian plate makes it among one of the most earthquake-prone zones on the planet, in the Indian subcontinent, the entire Himalayan belt is additionally thought about vulnerable to excellent quakes of size exceeding 8.0, the National Disaster Monitoring Authority (NDMA) discussed.
As much as 59% of India’s land mass is prone to earthquakes of different strengths. Based on the seismic zoning map, the nation is separated into 4 seismic zones in which zone V is one of the most prone while zone II is the least. Almost 11% of the country falls in area V, while 18% in zone IV, 30% in zone III as well as continuing to be in area II.
Based on a 2021 government report on seismic mapping of India, these Indian cities lie in the greatest seismic zone V:
|Mandi, Himachal Pradesh|
|Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar|
|Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir|
The National Centre for Seismology under the ministry of Earth sciences is India’s nodal agency for monitoring seismic activity, having actually 115 observatories spread throughout the nation, the report stated. The seismic micronisation of the cities is based on factors such as population to reduce the earthquake influence much better.
Last Updated: 08 February 2023