Earthquake in Assam: Earthquake tremors have been felt once again in Assam. According to the National Center of Seismology, the earthquake struck Sonitpur, Assam. The tremors were felt at 4.49 pm. According to the information, the earthquake was of magnitude 3.5. However, no damage has been reported due to this earthquake.
Earthquake in Assam
Let me tell you that there was a big earthquake in Assam on Wednesday. The magnitude of that earthquake’s tremors on the Richter scale was measured at 6.4. The quake shook Assam. However, there were no reports of loss of life or property.
Why does an earthquake occur?
The earth is mainly made up of four layers, the inner core, outer core, mantle and crust. The crust and upper mantle are called lithospheres. This 50-kilometre thick layer is divided into squares, which are called tectonic plates. These tectonic plates keep moving from their place, but an earthquake occurs when they move too much. These plates can move from their site, both horizontally and vertically. After this, they find their place, and in such a situation, one plate falls under the other.
Why do plates collide?
These planets rotate very slowly. In this way, they move 4-5 mm from their place every year. If a plate moves near another dish, it goes away. In such a situation, sometimes they also collide.
What do earthquake centre and intensity mean?
The earthquake’s epicentre is the location just below which the stirring in the plates emits geological energy. The earthquake vibrates more at this place. As the frequency of vibration decreases, its effect decreases. However, if there is an earthquake of 7 or more on the Richter scale, the jolt intensifies in the vicinity of 40 km. But it also depends on whether the seismic frequency is upward or within the radius. If the frequency of vibration is up, then the lower area will be affected.
What does earthquake depth mean?
It means that at what depth the movement has taken place—the greater the midst of an earthquake, the lower its intensity on the surface.
Which earthquakes are dangerous?
Earthquakes with a magnitude usually up to 5 on the Richter scale are not dangerous, but it depends on the structure of the area. An earthquake of magnitude five can also be hazardous if the quake is on the river banks and there are tall buildings built without seismic techniques.
Here’s how to protect
- Build a seismic building in a safe place.
- Take training in disaster management from time to time and rehearse.
- Make a disaster kit in which radio, essential paper, mobile, torch, matchbox, candle, sandal, money, and necessary medicines are kept.
- Hold the furniture tightly to maintain balance. Do not use the lift at all.
- Stay away from trees and power lines in the open area.
- Please do not go into it after the Makan is demolished.
- If you are inside the car, stay in it, do not get out.