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Earthquake: Earth shook in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, intensity measured at 3.0

New Delhi: Earthquake tremors were felt in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The National Center for Seismology has reported that the intensity of the earthquake was measured at 3.0 on the Richter scale. The depth of this earthquake was below 10 km. People came out of the houses after the tremors.

According to the National Center for Seismology, the depth of the earthquake was 10 kilometers below the ground. However, there is no information about any casualty or damage due to the earthquake.

Know why earthquake occurs

Structurally, the Earth lies on tectonic plates. Beneath the plates is the fluid on which the tectonic plates float. Many times these plates collide with each other and due to excessive pressure, these plates also start breaking. In such a situation, the energy generated below finds a way out and when it creates a disturbance, an earthquake occurs.

how dangerous is an earthquake

0 to 1.9 – can be known only by seismography.
2 to 2.9 – Light tremors are felt.
3 to 3.9- If a high speed vehicle passes by you, it has such an effect.
4 to 4.9 – The windows start shaking. Things hanging on the walls fall.
5 to 5.9- Goods kept inside the houses like furniture etc. start shaking.
6 to 6.9- Raw houses and houses collapse. There are cracks in the houses.
7 to 7.9- Buildings and houses get damaged. There was an earthquake of this intensity in Gujarat’s Bhuj in 2001 and Nepal in 2015.
8 to 8.9 – Large buildings and bridges collapse.
9 and above – most devastation. If someone is standing in the field, he will also see the earth shaking. During the 2011 tsunami in Japan, the intensity on the Richter scale was measured at 9.1.


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