In the event of an earthquake in Uttarakhand, which is very sensitive from the seismic point of view, this will increase the scope of alert for prevention. For this, it has been decided to install 350 new sensors, so that along with measuring the pre-web of earthquakes more effectively, the common people can get immediate alerts through the Earthquake Alert App.
Siren arrangement at 70 places only
Not only this, for the purpose of giving information to the general public, sirens will be installed at 800 sensitive and high population places across the state. At present, there is arrangement of sirens at only 70 places.
Alert will be received for earthquakes up to four magnitudes
Apart from this, earthquake alerts of up to four magnitudes will also be available in the coming time from the Earthquake Alert app. In this connection, the government has sent an action plan proposal of Rs 55 crore to the National Disaster Management Authority. Secretary Disaster Management Dr. Ranjit Sinha confirmed this.
These districts are under the most sensitive zone-five
From the point of view of earthquake, Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Uttarkashi, Bageshwar and Pithoragarh districts in Uttarakhand are under the most sensitive zone-five. Haridwar, Pauri, Almora, Udham Singh Nagar, Nainital and Champawat districts come under sensitive zone-four.
In both Dehradun and Tehri zones
Dehradun and Tehri are the districts which fall in both the zones. In view of all this, the government developed the Uttarakhand Earthquake Alert App last year in collaboration with IIT Roorkee for the purpose of alerting the common people in the areas falling within the radius of its waves in case of an earthquake. Through this, an alert is received when an earthquake of more than 5.5 magnitude occurs.
Rescue will be able to get 20 to 40 seconds
Now the focus is on making this alert system more effective. Secretary Disaster Management Dr. Ranjit Sinha said that on the pre-web of an earthquake, the alert system established in the state catches them through sensors installed at various places and then an alert is issued through the Earthquake Alert app. He told that S-web comes after pre-web. On receiving the alert as soon as the pre-web arrives, the rescue time from S-web is 20 to 40 seconds. Dr. Sinha said that the focus has been on sensors, application upgradation and artificial intelligence to strengthen the earthquake alert system across the state so that the pre-web of earthquake can be studied more closely.