India: Gurgaon to get NCR's first quake warning system

Source(s): Times of India, the

An earthquake early warning system, designed to detect seismic waves and blare a warning precious seconds before the temblor strikes, will be installed in Gurgaon next week, making it the first city in NCR to be equipped with such a device.

Gurgaon, Delhi and other parts of NCR are in seismic zone IV, where the possibility of earthquakes is very high. The earthquake early warning system will be set up in the Haryana Institute of Public Administration (HIPA) building in Sector 17.

But it will take some more time for it to act as a public warning system because the government is yet to procure public alarms. When these alarms are installed, the early warning device will give alerts that will be audible in a 5km range around the HIPA building.

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