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Which are the earthquake zones ... as per diasaster management group?

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Asked by BABASAHEB ANDHARE, 30 Sep '12 08:20 pm
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India today has an increasing population and extensive unscientific constructions mushrooming all over, including multistoried luxury apartments, huge factory buildings, gigantic malls, supermarkets and warehouses and masonry buildings. India is thus at high risk. During the last 15 years, the country has experienced 10 major earthquakes that have resulted in over 20,000 deaths. As per the current seismic zone map of the country (IS 1893: 2002), over 59 per cent of Indias land area is under threat of moderate to severe seismic hazard, i.e., prone to shaking of MSK Intensity VII and above (BMTPC, 2006). In fact, the entire Himalayan belt is considered prone to great earthquakes of magnitude exceeding 8.0, and in a relatively short span of about 50 years, four such earthquakes have occurred: 1897 Shillong (M8.7), 1905 Kangra (M8.0), 1934 Bihar-Nepal (M8.3), and 1950 Assam-Tibet (M8.6). Scientific publications have warned of the likelihood of the occurrence of very severe earthquakes in t ...more
Answered by LIPSIKA, 30 Sep '12 08:28 pm

 
  
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Whole india is devided in the 5 seismic zones depending on the probability of earth quake
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 30 Sep '12 08:23 pm

 
  
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