Seismographs, accelerographs put up by Wadia Institute being linked to V-SAT
Apart from Uttarakhand, seismographs, accelerographs have been installed on behalf of the institute in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana
It has not yet been possible for seismologists of the country and the world to accurately predict earthquakes. Not only this, accurate information is not available immediately. Usually, due to not getting accurate information of all the data related to earthquake, scientists also face many problems.
Now seismologists of the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology based in Dehradun have taken a new initiative in this direction. All seismographs and accelerographs put up by the institute’s seismologists in Uttarakhand, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh is connecting them to the satellite. Both devices installed in many areas of Uttarakhand have been connected to the satellite.
Seismologists believe that if seismographs and accelerographs in other states, including Uttarakhand, are linked to the V-Sat, then not only will it be immediately known after the earthquake, but seismographs will be provided via satellite from the Institute’s scientists. The data sent too can be rapidly analyzed. By analyzing the data sent from the satellite, accurate information about all aspects related to the earthquake can be obtained as soon as possible.
Seismograph, accelerograph placed at 30 places
According to the scientists of the institute, the equipment has been installed in Tehri, Bhatwadi, Munsiyari, Haridwar, Pithoragarh, Garudaganga and Kausani in Uttarakhand. Equipment has been installed in Naddi, Rewalsar, Tissa, Kothi, Dharampur, Una, Badal in Himachal Pradesh, Saga in Haryana and Uri, Jony, Tojan, Lethipura and Nandigram in Jammu and Kashmir.
Seismographs, accelerographs installed in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir are being connected to V-SAT from the location. Many devices have also been added. After connecting all the devices to the satellite, all the information related to earthquakes coming in areas other than these states will be available to the scientists of the institute immediately through satellite. On getting the information, the institute scientists will be able to analyze all the data related to the earthquake.
– Dr. Sushil Kumar, Head of Department of Seismology, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology