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Map: Nuclear plants and seismic zones in India

Most of India falls in the moderate risk to very high risk seismic zones.

Soumyadip | http://soumyadip.com

Updated:March 16, 2011, 4:21 PM IST
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Map: Nuclear plants and seismic zones in India
Most of India falls in the moderate risk to very high risk seismic zones.
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The massive earthquake in Japan and the subsequent nuclear crisis has triggered fears of nuclear security across the world, including India.

Most of India falls in the moderate risk to very high risk seismic zones and so do a majority of India's nuclear reactors. While there are no nuclear projects in Zone V (seismic intensity of 8 and above), the proposed Jaitapur Nuclear Power plant falls in Zone IV on the earthquake hazard zoning map. The map below plots India's nuclear power plants on a seismic map.

India seismic and nuclear map

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