State gets Seismic Cell
Staff Reporter | EMN
Dimapur, July 31
The first Seismic Monitoring Cell in the state has been established at the office of the Directorate of Geology and Mining in Dimapur.
The cell will help in evaluating seismic activities and decipher the role of tectonic lineament interaction in the occurrence of tremors. The Directorate is actively engaged in monitoring the seismicity of the Naga Hills range by setting up seismic observatories in collaboration with the North East Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST) at Jorhat in Assam.
The key objective of the joint collaborative is to set up an independent seismic subnet centre at DGM Dimapur to monitor the local seismicity. The comprehensive analysis of data will help in earthquake disaster reduction. The Cell was inaugurated by MLA and chairman for NSMDC, Thomas Lotha.
Seismic observatories are at Jharnapani, Kohima, Tseminyu, Pfutsero, Meluri, Kiphire, Tuensang, Peren and Yaongyimsen.