- The Ministry of Earth Science has launched Seismic Hazard Microzonation project in major cities of India. The project aims to reduce hazards of seismic activities by putting in adequate measures
What is Seismic Microzonation?
- It is the process of dividing earth quake prone areas based on certain factors. The factors include geological and geophysical characteristics of site s. They are ground shaking, landslide, liquefaction susceptibility, rock fall hazard and flooding caused due to earth quakes. Based on the division, mitigation measures are prepared. Hence, it is a preventive method to minimise the losses.
- The factors in the microzonation method are estimated based on response from soil layers.