The State of Meghalaya being situated in Seismic Zone – V is highly vulnerable to earthquakes. During 1897 the state was severely affected by an 8.7 magnitude earthquake which resulted in untold miseries. The earthquake of 8.5 magnitude which occurred in 1950 also caused loss of human lives and properties. The State experiences several low to medium intensity earthquakes regularly. Apart from earthquakes, it is affected by a number of landslides, storms, flash floods, fire accidents, road accidents and other kinds of hazards.
To know more about Disaster Management of West Jaintia Hills District, Please download the District Disaster Management Plan 2018 (PDF, 5.67 MB).