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After Uttarakhand, IIT-R plans to deploy warning system across north India

Dehradun: Enthused by the success of the pilot project on operationalising an early earthquake warning system in Uttarakhand, IIT Roorkee is planning to deploy the first-of-its-kind system across the sesmic-prone major cities of the north India. This project in India is part of the overall research being conducted by the isntitute in the field of earthquake engineering and is an extension of the pilot project undertaken in the Himalayan region. As a pilot, which started in 2015, IIT Roorkee was the first institute to deploy 84 sensors in seismic gap region of the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand wi the help of the ministry of earth sciences. These on site senssor stream data in real time to a computer server a the institute using network of the Uttarakhand government which is being processed for issuing warning for magnitude 6 and above earthquakes.

 

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