Earthquake alert system soon

Hyderabad: The Indian Department has agreed to introduce early warning system to predict earthquakes in the country, an eminent US scientist said today. Walter Mooney, eminent seismologist from the US Geological Survey, said Japan and Taiwan have successfully introduced early warning system for earthquakes.

US and Mexico are also planning to set up early warning systems for earthquakes on similar lines, he said on the sidelines of a function here. "India is also planning to set up such systems. The Indian Met department is working on these lines," he added. According to Mooney, the earth begins to shake during an earthquake and sends radio signals, which travels faster than ground waves. By studying these radio waves one can alert people and save lives and property, he said, adding people can be fore-told about the earthquake but the timespan is limited to 60 seconds.