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Earthquake: Earth shaken by earthquake tremors in Andaman and Nicobar, 4.1 measured intensity on Richter scale

According to the National Center for Seismology, earthquake intensity near Andaman and Nicobar islands has been measured at 4.1 on the Richter scale.

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Earthquake tremors were felt on Monday near Andaman and Nicobar islands. According to the National Center for Seismology, earthquake intensity on the Richter scale has been measured at 4.1. So far there is no news of any loss from it. Earthquake tremors have been felt at different places in India this month. Earlier on March 25, earthquake tremors were felt in the capital of the Union Territory of Ladakh. According to the National Center for Seismology, the earthquake was 3.5 on the Richter scale.

At the same time, earthquake tremors were felt on 21 March in Mokokchung, Nagaland. According to the National Center for Seismology, there was an earthquake in Mokokchung at 10.06 in the morning, the intensity of which was measured at 4.2. On 6 March in the same month, tremors were felt in Ladakh. Then the earthquake intensity was 3.6. At the same time, on February 18, earthquake tremors were felt in Ladakh too. The quake had a magnitude of 3.7 and a depth of about 200 kilometers was recorded.

Why does earthquake occur?

The earth is divided into many layers and below the ground there are many platter plates. These plates are stuck together, but sometimes these plates slip, due to which there is an earthquake. Many times it vibrates more and its intensity increases, due to this many water fires have come on the earth. In India, some zones have been determined on the basis of geographical movement occurring in the Earth’s crusts and in some places it is more and some places less.

On the basis of these possibilities, India has been divided into 5 zones, which tells where the highest earthquake risk is in India. It has the highest probability of earthquake in Zone-5 and less than 4, 3 less than that.

What to do and what not to do when an earthquake occurs?

1. As soon as you feel the tremors, you should sit under a strong table and hold it tightly.
2. As long as the tremors continue or you are not sure that you can get out safely, then sit in the same place.
3. If you live in a tall building, stay away from the window.
4. If you are in bed, stay there and hold it tightly. Keep a pillow on your head.
5. If you are outside, then go to an empty place, that is, away from buildings, houses, trees, electric poles.
6. If you are driving a car, slow the car and move it to an empty place and park it. Keep sitting in the car until the shock ends.
7. If you are outside, on the road or in the market, then reach the ground or open space nearby.
8. Do not stay close to tall buildings and walk away from them.
9. If you are stuck somewhere, do not run, it can cause more sharp shocks.
10. Try to stay away from trees and electric wires.

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Bhagyashree Soni
Bhagyashree Soni is a software engineer with soft writing skills. She is a degree holder from the International School of Entrepreneurial Leadership. She has been a state-level badminton champion and chess player. A woman with a forthright attitude enjoys her writing passion as her chosen career. Writing in the context of feminism, social-cause and entreprenurship is her forte.

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