Earthquake tremors have felt on Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the early hours today. The earthquake’s magnitude Richter scale has measured at 4.3. The epicentre of the quake reported being 50 km below the surface in an area 110 km northwest of Diglipur. According to the National Center for Seismology, the earthquake occurred between Tuesday and Wednesday at 2.17 pm. During this time, no news of any kind of damage and loss of life or property has revealed.
Earthquake tremors felt on this day before 8.30 am earthquake tremors felt in Kashmir on Tuesday. The intensity on the Richter scale measured to be 3.9. The epicentre of the earthquake was located 14 kilometres from the city of Srinagar. The earthquake has already caused widespread damage in Kashmir, as the valley situated in a highly sensitive seismic zone. The intensity of the earthquake on October 8 in 2005 was 7.6 on the Richter scale, during which more than 80,000 people lost their lives.
On Tuesday, earthquake tremors felt in Maluku province of Indonesia. Its intensity recorded at 5.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake occurred at 11.56 am in the day, with its epicentre 126 km southwest of Buru district and 10 km below sea level. However, a tsunami did not occur due to this earthquake.
Earthquake in Delhi-NCR The
National Capital Region (NCR), including Delhi, has experienced 12-13 earthquake tremors in the last two months. There was a mild earthquake on Monday afternoon as well, with a magnitude of 2.1 on the Richter scale.
Experts behind the recurring earthquakes believe that this is a sign of great risk for NCR in the next time. People need to be alert. It is being told that in Delhi-NCR, the power released due to the activation of the plates inside the earth, due to which the shaking felt continuous.
Explain that in terms of a shock, the country split into four seismic zones (2,3,4,5). Falls in Delhi-NCR zone 4. This is the second number zone in terms of demolition. There is a possibility of a shock of seven to eight magnitude on the Richter scale in this sector. Delhi-NCR is the primary hazard area in terms of a shock.
Some important things related to vigilance during a shock wave:
- If you are inside a building, then sit on the floor and go under some sturdy furniture. There is notable or such furniture, then cover your face and head with hands and sit down in any corner of the room.
- If you are out of the building, then move away from the building, trees, poles and wires.
- Are travelling in a vehicle, stop the car as soon as possible and remain seated inside the car.
- If you are buried in a pile of debris, then never burn matches, neither move nor push anything.
- In the event of debris being buried, gently pat on a pipe or wall so that the rescuers can understand your situation. If you have a whistle, then play it.
- Make noise only when there is no choice. Making noise can cause stagnant dust and enthusiasm in your breath.
- Always have a calamity relief kit ready in your rooms.
How Does An Earthquake Occur?
The outer surface of the earth divided into seven major and many smaller strips. These layers of thickness ranging from 50 to 100 km rotate continuously. Below this, there is liquid lava, and these layers (plates) float on this lava, and the energy comes out by colliding, which is called an earthquake.
The Indian subcontinent divided into 2,3,4,5 zones in terms of earthquake hazard. The fifth zone is considered the most dangerous. The Rann of Kashmir, Northeast and Kutch, associated with the Western and Central Himalayas, fall in this region.