National Center for Seismology (NCS) Earth Ministry

08 February 2021 Current Affairs:

The National Center for Seismology (NCS) is the nodal agency of the Indian government to monitor the country’s seismic activity.

About NCS:
♦ The National Center for Seismology (NCS) is the nodal agency of the Indian government to monitor the country’s seismic activity.
♦ NCS maintains a National Seismological Network consisting of 115 stations, each of which is equipped with the most advanced equipment and spreads across the country.
♦ NCS monitors seismic activity across the country through its 24×7 surveillance center.
♦ NCS also monitors earthquake swarms and aftershocks by deploying temporary observatories near the disaster area.
♦ In addition to earthquake monitoring, NCS also actively participates in Seismic Hazard Micro-zoning and seismological research.
♦ NCS operates under Ministry of Earth Sciences, GOI.

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