Effective warning systems and adequate preparedness to mitigate disaster events is critical to the survival and sustainability of any nation today. In order to sensitize the policy makers of the NER about this, a National Workshop on “Earthquake Risk Mitigation Strategy in the North East” was recently organised at Guwahati by the NIDM, NDMA, NEC and the Govt of Assam.
When the clock strikes 12 midnight, an earthquake might shake the entire Meghalaya state in Northeast India. October 25, 2010 may become the day of destruction for the people in the region, especially if adequate pre-disaster preparation measures are not Read More
Recent studies in the last two decades, and micro-earthquake surveys in the Shillong Plateau and adjoining areas have revealed a high level of seismicity, indicating that the Plateau is under compressional stress. What is worrisome is that several scientists have been suggesting that northeast India is now due for a large earthquake.