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Seismic Hazard Microzonation Project

Seismic Hazard Microzonation Project

The Ministry of Earth Science under the Government of India has launched the Seismic Hazard Microzonation project to minimize earthquake disasters by putting in adequate measures.

Seismic Hazard Microzonation

Seismic Hazard Microzonation is the process of identifying the earthquake-prone areas based on its geological and geophysical characteristics.

The characteristics include:

  • ground shaking,
  • landslide,
  • response from soil layers,
  • liquefaction susceptibility,
  • rockfall hazard and
  • flooding caused due to earthquakes.

Microzonation in India

Microzonation in India has been done in:

  • Sikkim,
  • Delhi,
  • Kolkata
  • Bengaluru,
  • Kolkata,
  • Guwahati,
  • Jabalpur,
  • Dehra Dun,
  • Ahmedabad and
  • Gandhidham.

Japan is the best example where microzonation techniques are well implemented.

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