INDIA’S QUAKE MONITORING NETWORK HAS BEEN IN COMA
NEW DELHI: If an earthquake were to hit India right now, let alone early warnings, scientists may even struggle to evaluate its scale and characteristics and also predict aftershocks. The country’s network of “ground-motion” detectors, the backbone of quake monitoring, has not been working for nearly eight months now due to a bureaucratic bottleneck, putting millions of lives at risk.
As the Nepal quake rippled across most of India, top geologists logged in to a designated website for data to analyse the event.
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