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Earthquake risk to Jaitapur nuclear project

Video | January 13, 2012

According to a paper co-authored by Professor Dr. Roger Bilham of University of Colarado and Professor Dr. Vinod Gaur of Indian Institute of Astrophysics, an earthquake, the magnitude of 6 plus on the Richter scale, can occur in Jaitapur. The paper was published in Current Science, a prestigious Indian journal published by Current Science Association and the Indian Academy of Sciences.

Here's a video of their press conference by Satyen K. Bordoloi, an independent journalist.

The Jaitapur area comes under Ratnagiri district which falls in the seismic zone 4 (High damage) category with zone 5 being the highest. The area has witnessed 92 earthquakes within 1985 to 2005.

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