Seismological Research and Geosciences

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Since 1898, major breakthrough in seismic research has been achieved by MoES. But, the accurate prediction of an earthquake continues to remain a difficult task, given the gaps in our existing knowledge.

Abstract: India has made some major advances in seismological research in the past few decades. However, gaps continue to remain, and populations remain vulnerable to earthquakes and tsunamis. Initiatives like microzonation, and scientific drilling may yet provide a solution to these problems.

Former Secretary, MoES, New Delhi.