India: Earthquake - Oct 1991
Zero Tolerance to avoidable deaths due to earthquakes
To formulate Guidelines for the preparation of plans to reduce earthquake risk, and minimise the impact, loss of lives and damage to property caused by earthquakes
The Disaster Management Act, 2005 (DM Act, 2005) lays down institutional and coordination mechanisms for effective disaster management (DM) at the national, state, and district levels.
INDIA - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
21 OCTOBER 1991
1. MAJOR EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED IN INDIA IN MOUNTANIOUS AREA APPROX 250 KM NE NEW DEHLI ON 20 OCTOBER AT 02.53 HRS LOCAL TIME (19 OCT 21.23 HRS GMT). US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY REPORTS PRELIMINARY
MAGNITUDE AND POSITION TO 7.1 ON RICHTER SCALE, LATITUDE 30,8 DEGREES NORTH, LONGITUDE 78,9 DEGREES EAST. NEW DELHI SEISMOLOGICAL OBSERVATORY MEASURED QUAKE AT 6.1 ON RICHTER SCALE.