Fear of earthquake in Uttarakhand.
Scientists say that seismic activities have been recorded in Uttarakhand’s Dharchula region (Dharchula) due to geological stress.
Hazarika says, ‘Gap is a term used to denote an area with little tectonic activity. Although Kumaon Central Himalaya belongs to this CSG region. It is one of the most seismically active areas of the Himalayan belt, which has seen quite moderate and intense earthquakes in recent times.
Scientists of the institute together with the Ministry of Earth Sciences have established a seismic network of 15 broadband seismic stations along the Kali river valley to investigate the causes of these frequent earthquakes in the Kumaon Himalayan region.
Hazarika said, ‘Dharchula area falls between two knee-like structures, which increases the tension in this area. This is the reason that earthquake tremors are being felt here for years. Many small earthquakes have occurred here and fugitive tensions are increasing. Of course, it is impossible to predict the scale or exact time of the earthquake. We believe that this fugitive stress can come out at any time.