On Tuesday night, the tremors of earthquake in many countries including India spread panic. That too especially in North India. Actually experts believe that a major earthquake will occur in the Himalayan region including northern India, but they have always said that it will be impossible to predict that it will happen next week, […]
Earthquake. (representative picture)
Came to many countries around the world including India on Tuesday night earthquake tremors spread panic. That too especially in North India. In fact experts believe that a major earthquake will occur in the Himalayan region including northern India, but they have always said that it will be impossible to predict whether it will happen next week, or 30 years from now. Please inform that the tremors of the earthquake occurred on Tuesday. IndiaThe tremors were felt across large parts of Central Asia, including Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan.
After this, some people argue that it was a powerful earthquake, so no major tremors are expected now. At the same time, some people argue that this area is slowly releasing energy and hence we can expect more powerful earthquakes in the future. M Ravichandran, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences said that therefore, it is absolutely unclear when the earthquake will occur, whether it will occur or not. He said that we should not panic over these issues.
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Earth shook by 76 earthquakes
Data from the National Center for Seismology shows that at least three earthquakes of magnitude 6.6 (magnitude of the earthquake in Afghanistan) or higher have occurred in the Himalayan region since 2013. And the equator which runs from Ladakh in the north to Assam in the east. It also includes Nepal and some parts. There have been seven earthquakes of magnitude 6 or more and 76 earthquakes of magnitude 5 or more. The three earthquakes of highest magnitude (7.9, 7.3, and 6.6) were all located in Nepal and occurred on 25 April, 12 May and 26 April 2015.
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center at low depth
Many of these 76 earthquakes were of lesser depth than the 156 km deep earthquake that occurred in Afghanistan. Of this, 54 were 10 km, nine 10-20 km, eight 20-50 km, two 50-100 km and three 100-150 km deep. These three deep earthquakes were of magnitude 5.2 or 5.3 and were located along the northern border of India and the tip of the northwestern fringes of Ladakh. These earthquakes occurred in 2013 on October 21, in 2014 on July 8 and in 2017 on December 7.
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focus on building infrastructure
Ravichandran said that governments should pay attention to how damage could be prevented during the earthquake. As Japan is doing, it has focused on building its infrastructure. Building codes and guidelines have to be followed keeping in mind the earthquakes in the Himalayas. Our population density is high in the Himalayan regions. According to him, it is possible to reduce the loss only by implementing the guidelines.
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Initial report of earthquake released
On Wednesday, the NCS released the preliminary report of Tuesday night’s earthquake. The epicenter of the earthquake was 988 km NW of Delhi in the Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan and at a depth of 156 km. This area is seismically very active. The event was well recorded by more than 100 broadband seismic stations set up by the National Center for Seismology. Analysis of seismic data suggests that the event occurred near the Herat Fault.
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