Earthquake: 6 magnitude earthquake in Molucca Sea, Indonesia, earth trembled for the second time in a week

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Earthquake: The earth is trembling once again in Indonesia. Powerful earthquake tremors were felt in the Molucca Sea near Indonesia on Friday afternoon. The German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) said the earthquake measured 6.0 on the Richter scale. The earthquake was at a depth of 10 km (6.2 mi).

This earthquake occurred at 3:51 pm Indian time. No casualties have been reported so far. Although people are in panic.

Earthquake occurred on Friday last week

There was an earthquake in Indonesia last week as well. Powerful tremors were felt in the north of the island of Java. Then its intensity was measured at 7.0.

There was an earthquake in Fiji twice in a week.

Strong earthquake tremors were felt in Fiji on 18 April before Indonesia. The National Center for Seismology (NCS) measured the magnitude of the earthquake at 6.3 on the Richter scale. The earthquake occurred at 10.01 am. Its depth was 569 kilometers. Please tell that Fiji is a country in the South Pacific. It is an archipelago of over 300 islands.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that this was the second earthquake within a week. Earlier, on April 13, an earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale hit Fiji.

What to do during an earthquake?

  • In the event of an earthquake, one should always remain calm and reassure others.
  • During the event, one should always look for the safest place. Like- should stand away from open space, buildings.
  • People living indoors who cannot leave in time should hide under desks, tables or beds. Also stay away from glass windows.
  • Do not rush to leave the building while remaining calm as this may lead to a stampede.
  • If outside, move away from buildings and power lines and stop moving vehicles immediately.

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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