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Joshimath sank 5.4 cm in 12 days

Updated: January 13, 2023 2:05 pm

Joshimath sank by 5.4 cm in just 12 days. ISRO has made this disclosure through satellite images. It has been said that between 27 December 2022 and 8 January 2023, the city sank by 5.4 cm. Even before this, between April 2022 and November 2022, Joshimath had gone down by 9 cm.

ISRO’s Organization National Remote Sensing Center, ie, NRSC said that between the last week of December and the first week of January, Joshimath started sinking rapidly.

It can be seen in the satellite images that the subsidence zone is located in Central Joshimath including Army Helipad and Narsingh Temple. The maximum subsidence has been observed at an altitude of 2180 meters near the Joshimath-Auli road. In scientific language, it is called the crown of subsidence. On the other hand, the lower part of Joshimath situated just above the Alaknanda river is also sinking. However, this is the primary report of ISRO.

On the other hand, Joshimath is sinking every year by 6.62 cm i.e. about 2.60 inches. The Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) has given this report to the government after studying satellite images for about two years. Scientists of IIRS Dehradun studied satellite images of Joshimath and surrounding area of about six kilometers from July 2020 to March 2022.

In the study, the geological changes coming in Joshimath and surrounding areas were seen. Recently, IIRS has released its report. Not only Joshimath, landslides are happening in the entire valley.

Against this backdrop, it is noteworthy that the situation in Joshimath of Uttarakhand is getting worse every moment. Hundreds of people have been rescued from dangerous buildings so far. Till now cracks have been seen in more than 700 houses and there are reports of land subsidence. At the same time, hundreds of houses have been marked unsafe. Apart from this, more than 100 families have been shifted to safer places. Now the administration is preparing to demolish dangerous buildings like hotels and houses.

In Joshimath, the administration is preparing to demolish dangerous buildings from today, but there is a big challenge before the administration. Actually, there is a shadow of rain for the next three days from today. If it rains in Joshimath then the trouble may increase further. This can make it more difficult for the local people. In such a situation, it will be interesting to see what strategy the administration makes to deal with the rains.

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