IN­DIA’S QUAKE MON­I­TOR­ING NET­WORK HAS BEEN IN COMA

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Zia Haq [email protected]­dus­tan­times.com

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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