NEW DELHI, April 16 - As many as 31 new seismological observatories will come up in the country by the year end to boost information gathering capability on earthquakes.
The observatories generate ground motion data recorded by the digital seismography used for estimation of data and other earthquake parameters.
The National Centre of Seismology (NCS), a unit of the Ministry of Earth Science, will install five observatories in Uttar Pradesh, four each in Bihar and Haryana, three each in Himachal Pradesh and Delhi, two each in Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and one each in Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Lakshadweep.
The NSC maintains a National Seismological Network (NSW) comprising 84 seismological laboratories across the country.
After occurrence of earthquake, these observatories record the seismological activities, pass them on to the control room, which generates relevant data on the occurrence of a quake. � PTI