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Chennai is part of high hazard quake area...

Chennai is seismically prone and is a `high hazard' earthquake area, according to a recent study by Anna University…. Man this news is rockin the whole city… Chennai has been found to have loose soil till 15 metres of depth. Though the city is prone to quakes of the intensity of 5.8 on the Richter scale, the loose soil leads to seismic amplification in the range of 6.3 to 7.2 on the Richter scale…

At nine meters depth, the high seismic hazard areas became linear and narrowed down to small areas in south Chennai, and the largest chunk was in the flood plain area. Hazard prone areas lay in Teynampet, Alwarpet, Mylapore, Gopalapuram, Royapettah and Thousand Lights.

At twelve-metre depth, high hazard areas were distributed in the central and western parts of the Cooum and Adyar flood plains.

At fifteen metres, high hazard areas were in parts of West Mambalam(Oh my god this my area!!!), Nandanam, Mylapore, Saligramam and Alwarpet.

For more info click here

Courtesy : THE HINDU, MAALAI MALAR NEWSPAPER

But one thing... I'll be gettin at least 1week hols for sure....[:D]


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7 Comments:

Blogger Ganesh Ranganathan said...

Somehow, earthquakes have this ability to strike when they are least expected...

A few days ago we had this guy on SUN NEWS who claimed that there would be an earthquake next day in Assam and whole of it would be destroyed, nothing happened...

6:00 PM, October 11, 2006  
Blogger Krithika said...

oh my god!:( :(

6:09 PM, October 11, 2006  
Anonymous raghuveeran said...

@ganesh
welcome to my blog...
I will b loosing none other than a week full of hols or so...
But if it really happens...city will b loosing 1000's of life...

Researchers r not murmet beasts to scare people...

@krithika
I'll b happy if it rocks ur residence with same intensity as mine...

9:12 PM, October 11, 2006  
Blogger Krithika said...

Thanku very much! :D

6:57 PM, October 14, 2006  
Blogger Mahesh said...

idiye vizhundhalum selaiyur asaiyadhu...nee inga vandhuru machi...namma onna okkandhu seetu viladalam..

8:06 AM, October 15, 2006  
Anonymous Random thoughts from chennai to canada said...

hey there....blog hopped here...

never knew that chennai had a high probability of getting a quake...and the areas you mentioned were even more shocking...

9:38 PM, October 15, 2006  
Blogger Raghuveeran said...

@Mahesh
Dhnx da...sure i'll definitely come ther...

@random thoughts
welcome to my blog...
ya i was shocked too...when i came to know that am residing in one of the high alert areas....

8:47 AM, October 16, 2006  

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