India: 500 tremors keep Nanded residents in fear

Because of the increasing intensity of tremors in Nanded (Nanded) and a growing fear of the locals, the government established a committee of experts from the three known geology institutes for the study of seismic activity in the region.

In 2007, there were 500 recorded earthquakes, the largest of which (3.17 on the Richter scale) happened two weeks ago. Local authorities fear that if the force pushes above 5 on the Richter scale, it can lead to the destruction and casualties.

To study the situation was a commission of experts of Geology and Earth Sciences of the Geological Survey of India, Swami Ramananda Universidad Tirtha in Nanded and the National Geophysical Research Institute in Hyderabad. The Commission will determine the most exposed to possible damage territory. Government has set up a crisis fund of 4,666,000 rupees to facilitate research.

— These events are continuing in 2007. Local residents reported Earth Wobble and underground buzz.
Usually aftershocks recorded after the rainy season. The strongest earthquake recorded up to this point was 3.17 on the Richter scale. If the force pushes to reach 5 points, it can lead to considerable damage. We note with concern that the strength of the oscillations increases — said Nishikant Deshpande, a local observer.


Authorities conducted educational talks at local and regional levels, as well as in schools and colleges.


— Despite the fact that the tremors in Nanded not pale in comparison to the earthquake in Japan, however, the local people are scared. We taught them the precautions and actions to be taken in an emergency situation, — the representative of the authorities.


Of the entire Nanded district, occupying 51.76 square meters. kilometers, more than 20 square meters. km prone to earthquakes. Strongest tremors felt in Sneh Nagar (Sneh Nagar), Pavadebog (Pawadebaug), Shreya Nagar (Shreya Nagar) and in the Agricultural College in Nanded (Agricultural college). 39 aftershocks March 3, 2011, occurred within two hours, spread fear among the population and forced people to spend two nights without sleep. Immediately after this commission was established.


— We are very closely monitoring the situation. Architects, engineers and government officials are doing everything possible to mitigate the impact, — the predstvaitel MOE.





Translation: Vitaly Semkin


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