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Indian scientists to lead global study on quakes at Koyna

22 March 2011

HYDERABAD: Indian scientists will spearhead a major international project which is expected to provide fresh insights into the processes that cause earthquakes.

The project, costing anywhere between Rs.200 crore and Rs.400 crore, will be the first of its kind in the world and is being taken up at the Koyna region in Maharashtra. As part of the project, a 7-km deep borehole drilling has been planned. Koyna is the best known example of reservoir-triggered earthquakes.

The project will be funded mainly by the Ministry of Earth Sciences and supported by other national and international organisations.

To chalk out a blueprint of the project, 70 experts, including 26 from abroad, have gathered at the CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) here to attend a five-day workshop on ‘Deep Scientific Drilling to Study Reservoir Triggered Earthquakes at Koyna India,’ which began on Monday. The project will study the physical, geological and chemical processes and properties of the earthquake zone in real time……

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article1558896.ece

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Written by csirindia

March 22, 2011 at 10:57 am

Posted in NGRI

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