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Earthquake occurred in Arabian Sea, intensity measured on Richter scale

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Earthquake of 4.1 magnitude occurred in Arabian Sea

An earthquake has occurred in the Arabian Sea located west of India. The intensity of this earthquake has been measured at 4.1 on the Richter scale. According to the National Center for Seismology, the earthquake was felt at 9:52 pm in the Arabian Sea at Latitude: 20.18 and Longitude: 72.24. According to the information, the origin of the earthquake was 10 km below the earth.

Earlier this morning, earthquake tremors were felt in Mizoram. There were earthquake tremors in the Lunglei area here in the early morning. The intensity of the earthquake was recorded at 3.5 on the Richter scale. The tremors of this earthquake were also felt in some parts of Tripura. Along with this, people also felt this earthquake in some areas of the neighboring country Myanmar.

havoc in japan

Let us tell you that just a few days ago, earthquake tremors had caused devastation all over Japan. At least 62 people have died so far in the powerful earthquakes that hit western Japan. Many people are still feared trapped under the debris of buildings that were destroyed due to the natural disaster. The relief and rescue operations continued for a long time. Meanwhile, rescue workers also took the help of sniffer dogs and conducted a search operation. Let us tell you that the intensity of the earthquake that occurred in Ishikawa province and surrounding areas of Japan on Monday afternoon was 7.6. After this, aftershocks were felt one after the other.

Why do earthquakes occur?

Actually, the thick layer of the earth, which is called tectonic plates, keeps slipping from its place. These plates usually shift from their place by about 4-5 mm every year. They can move from their place both horizontally and vertically. In this sequence, sometimes one plate moves closer to the other plate and sometimes it moves away. During this time sometimes these plates collide with each other. Only in such circumstances an earthquake occurs and the earth shakes. These plates are about 30-50 km below the surface.

How to protect?

If there is a sudden earthquake, go out of the house in the open. If you are trapped in the house, hide under a bed or a sturdy table. You can save yourself even by standing in the corners of the house. Do not use the lift at all during an earthquake. Go to open spaces, stay away from trees and power lines. Apart from this, earthquake resistant houses are also equally important. Although it is not very expensive, but due to lack of awareness among people about it, people often ignore it.

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