Seismic observatory set up at AMUDecember 20th, 2009 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Dec 19 (IANS) Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice Chancellor P.K. Abdul Azis Saturday inaugurated a broadband seismological observatory in the geology department to monitor seismic activity in the Indo-Gangetic plains region.
The project, undertaken by the Hyderabad-based National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) with financial assistance from the ministry of earth sciences, aims to monitor seismic activities from Gwalior to Moradabad by setting up broadband seismic stations at approximately 50 km apart at Gwalior, Dholpur, Agra, Aligarh, Narora and Moradabad.
Each monitoring station consists of a broadband seismometer, recorder and GPS. It is powered up by a 12V Battery in order to run continuously. The battery is charged by both solar modules as well as regulated power supply to ensure continuous recording of earthquakes. The received data will be processed at NGRI using special software.
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