UEEWS is developed by Dr Kamal, Project Lead, Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management, IIT Roorkee and his team
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) displays the fully functional Uttarakhand State Earthquake Early Warning System (UEEWS), an earthquake warning system, at the 3rd National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (3rd NPDRR) exhibition on March 10-11, 2023, held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. UEEWS is India’s first Regional Earthquake Early Warning System developed by Dr Kamal, Project Lead, Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management, IIT Roorkee and his team. The earthquake early warning system (EEWS) Laboratory team presented the regional earthquake early warning system, UEEWS in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.
The UEEWS is comprised of approximately 170 seismic sensors installed in Uttarakhand. The central server at EEWS Laboratory, CoEDMM IIT Roorkee, continuously monitors the incoming data stream and detects earthquake events. When moderate to high-magnitude earthquakes are detected by the server, a warning is issued to the public. Currently, two modes of warning dissemination are used: the mobile app, BhuDEV (Bhookamp Disaster Early Vigilante), an updated version of ‘Uttarakhand Bhookamp Alert’ and siren units.