Six accelerometer centres to be constructed in Kathmandu Valley

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KATHMANDU — Accelerometer centres, measuring earthquake, are going to be constructed at six different places of Kathmandu Valley with the Japanese support.

Japan had provided financial support for the construction of 10 accelerometer centres in Kathmandu Valley and 10 GPS stations out of valley after the Gorkha earthquake.

The accelerometer centres are going to be constructed at Sanga, Kapan, Lubhu, Sinamangal, Thankot and Kharipati.

Seismologist at the National Seismological Centre, Department of Mines and Geology, Mukunda Bhattarai, said that the centres are to be constructed at the quake hard-hit areas.

He said, “We have already established the centre at Thecho, Sankhu, Machhapokhari and Jhor of Kathmandu valley last year. We will establish the centres at the remaining places this month.”

Similarly, the GPS stations have already been built at Chitwan, Kapilvastu and Syangja district and such centre would be constructed at Rukum, Rolpa and Gulmi this year, according to the Department.

Accelerometer centre measures large scale earthquake while GPS stations measures both small and large scale earthquakes.

Seismological centres were established at 21 different places in the country in 2036 BS with the support of a French organisation.

Similarly, seismological centres have been established at four different places of Kathmandu Valley with the support of Tribhuvan University and one seismological centre at Department of Mines with the support of an American organisation, USGS. RSS