Thursday 3 May 2012

Seismicity in Delhi

Minister of State for Planning, Science And Technology Earth Sciences Dr Ashwani Kumar stated in Lok Sabha today that Earthquake activity in Delhi-NCR is monitored by local as well as national seismic networks. The data generated by these networks are useful in understanding the seismicity and seismotectonics of the region. Seismic microzonation study of Delhi-NCR has been carried out on 1:50,000 scale to provide additional inputs relating to the effects of the underlying soil on the structures in the assessment of damage potential. These seismic microzonation maps are useful in land use planning and formulation of site specific design and construction criteria for the buildings and structures towards minimizing the damage to property and loss of life caused by earthquakes. 

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