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Friday, October 09, 2009
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The timely prediction of earthquake can minimise the devastation it causes and Pakistan is one of the few countries acquiring latest equipment to take pro-active measures to avoid loss in case of a natural disaster.


Minister of State and Advisor on Science & Technology Dr Ashfaq Ahmad said this while addressing a ceremony, held here Thursday at the National Centre for Physics (NCP) to remember the victims of the catastrophic earthquake of October 2005.


The event was jointly organised by the Centre for Earthquake Studies (CES) and Quaid-i-Azam University, participated by a large number of young students and researchers. The main aim of organising the event was to disseminate knowledge about the earthquake prediction mechanism and seismic hazard assessment for better preparedness in many expected catastrophes at national level.


Director CES Dr Ahsan Mubarak provided an overview of the recent methodology and gave updated information about the latest trends in earthquake prediction.