Q. Consider the following statements regarding National Center for Seismology (NCS):
1. It monitors earthquake swarm and aftershock activity by deploying temporary observatory close to the affected region.
2. It works as an attached office of the Ministry of Earth Sciences.
3. It prepares and publishes the seismic zonation map of India.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: A
  • Statement 1 and 2 are correct 
  • Statement 3 is incorrect: Seismic Zonation map of India is prepared by Bureau of Indian Standards based on the historical seismicity and strong ground motions. 
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