Gurgaon to have advanced earthquake warning system

Gurgaon: An Onsite Earthquake Warning and Security System will be set up at the Haryana Institute of Public Administration (HIPA) here, an official said on Thursday. 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 S.P. Gupta said. Haryana falls in the seismic zone IV, III and II and is vulnerable to earthquakes.