Gurgaon will now have earthquake warning systems to raise public alarm and shut off gas, water and power supply in the event of a severe earthquake. (Representational Photo)
An Onsite Earthquake Warning and Security System will be set up at the Haryana Institute of Public Administration (HIPA) in Gurgaon, an official said today.
This system has eight threshold values which gives signals and are programmed to raise public alarm and shut off gas, water and power supply in the event of a severe earthquake.
The system has the capability of calculating the intensity of an earthquake.
It gets activated automatically at the intensity of 5 on the Richter scale, before destructive secondary waves hit, HIPA Director General SP Gupta said.
Haryana falls in the seismic zone IV, III and II and is vulnerable to earthquakes.