Uttarakhand Government launched India’s 1st Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) Mobile App ‘Uttarakhand Bhookamp Alert’ for alerting its people about the onset of earthquakes. The app has been developed by IIT-Roorkee (IITR).
- The project was sponsored by Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority. It was initially launched as a pilot project by the Ministry of Earth Sciences for the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.
- The region of Uttarakhand is seismically active and prone to earthquakes.
Salient Features of the App
i.It is a real-time earthquake information system, it can detect the onset of the earthquake and issue warnings before the significant tremors.
ii.It will spread information regarding the occurrence of an earthquake, expected time or arrival and intensity at the tremor location to prevent any loss of life.
iii.EEW can record the location of people who are struck during the earthquake, and send that to the Disaster Response Force.
The physical basis for the EEW will be the speed of the seismic waves.
- As part of the project, sensors were installed in the high terrains of the Garhwal and Kumaon regions of Uttarakhand.
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