No technology developed to predict earthquake: Government

Published on April 29, 2015 16:12:12 PM

Technology to predict earthquakes has not been developed yet, government on Wednesdaysaid in Lok Sabha, as members expressed concern over the massive destruction caused by the recent earthquake in Nepal and wondered whether the disaster could be forecast.

Minister of State for Atomic Energy and Space Jitendra Singh said India was second to none in the world in space technology, but predicting quakes was still a work in progress the world over.

"As far as space technology is concerned, mechanism to predict earthquake has not been developed yet," he said, replying to supplementaries during the Question Hour.