According to scientists of National Geophysical Research Institute, Uttarakhand cannot be denied the possibility of big earthquakes. Every year, the tectonic plate is getting accumulated inside the energy ground by sliding up to 18 mm.
Scientists are trying to keep an eye on the continuous movement within the land. Under this, GPS is being set up in Ukhimath area. With this help, information about earthquake possibilities can be found.
The team of scientists of the National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad is engaged in the exercise of setting up GPS in Rudu village of Tungnath valley. With the help of GPS, it will be possible to study the movement of land in Kedarghati and Ukhimath.
This device will start giving reading and speed of land after one year, on the basis of which the earthquake probes will be studied in Uttarakhand. Scientists say that in Uttarakhand, there is an enormous amount of energy stored inside the land, which is not well at any level.
In these circumstances, a light intensity earthquake is necessary from time to time, due to which this energy comes out and the possibility of large earthquakes is over. But this is not happening, the conditions that are being created can be the reason for the big earthquake (8 to 9-meter scale) in this region. There is a danger of widespread loss in such. Keeping this in mind, 32 GPS has been set up at different places in Uttarakhand, including Rudu village of Ukhimath.
This area is already included in the highly sensitive category due to Kedarghati natural disaster. In the year 1991, Uttarkashi and the 1999 earthquake in Chamoli were affected in this area. At the same time, in the Ukhimath valley in 2017, there was a lot of cracks inside the ground.
The possibility of a big earthquake cannot be ruled out in Uttarakhand. This danger poses with the change at the geographical level. The land is being selected to set up GPS in Rudu for the study of continuous movement inside the land. With the help of this tool, measurement of the movement of the earth will be available, as well as help in the study of earthquake possibilities. Read more posts…
-Amit Kumar Bansal, Senior Technical Officer, National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad