The study of Oregon State University regarding major earthquake warning for Jammu and Kashmir has been sent to National institute of seismology (NIS) by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) of India for analysis so that a accurate steps are taken to minimize the damage.
An official spokesperson said on Thursday that Maj Gen N C Marwah, member NDMA, has given this information to the Chief Minister of the state.
According to the report, scientists at Oregon University have noticed pressure building up at Reasi fault near Jammu, suggesting that when pressure is released, resulting in movement of plates an earthquake with magnitude 8.0 or greater could be expected.
Mehbooba has said that the Government would soon carry out a meeting of the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) and later followed by District Disaster Management Authorities (DDMA) so that effective plan of action is taken.
Jammu and Kashmir has already suffered major loss of lives in two major natural disasters including the devastating floods of September 2014 and massive earthquake which hit the region in October 2005, said the Chief Minister
The Chief Minister has also asked NDMA should to clear all the pending cases of flood-affected people so that they get the relief at the earliest.
Maj Gen Marwah has asked the State Government to take precautions on the predicted disaster by staying alert.
Three Emergency Operations Centres for the State have already been approved by NDMA and will be established shortly said Maj Gen Marwah.
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