sankar-kumar-nathScientists at IIT Kharagpur developing city-level maps to help cut damage from earthquakes

Hindustan Times (December 24, 2018)

Scientists at IIT Kharagpur are developing detailed city-level maps that can help identify areas likely to experience maximum damage in the event of an earthquake.

The research will help state governments quickly identify areas with high hazard risk and send in rescue and relief teams when a disaster strikes, without losing precious time manually surveying the affected region.

"Saving time during a disaster is important, because time is life," said Professor Sankar Kumar Nath from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, West Bengal.

Nath presented his research, which he says encompasses 25 years of his work, at the 16th Symposium on Earthquake Engineering organised at IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand in collaboration with the Indian society of Earthquake Technology. (Read More)