Earthquake: Strong tremors of earthquake in Papua New Guinea, the intensity was 7 on the Richter scale; Earth shook even in Tibet

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Earthquake: Strong earthquake tremors have been felt in Papua New Guinea. The intensity of the earthquake has been measured at 7.0 on the Richter scale. At present, no apprehension of any loss of life or property has been expressed. The earthquake that struck Papua New Guinea on Monday morning occurred 97 kilometers (60 miles) from the coastal town of Wewak, with a depth of 62 kilometers, according to the US Geological Survey.

According to media reports, earthquake tremors were also felt in Shizang city of Tibet on Sunday night. According to the National Center for Seismology, the tremors were felt in Shijang at around 1:12 pm. After this, a large number of people came out of the houses on the road and ground. The intensity of the earthquake was measured at 4.2 on the Richter scale. At present there is no information about any kind of damage.

Let us tell you that at 11 am on Sunday, earthquake tremors were felt in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. The intensity of the earthquake was recorded at 3.6 on the Richter scale. Explain that there are a total of 7 tectonic plates inside the earth, which keep on rotating continuously. When they collide with each other, the ground starts trembling, which is called an earthquake. The Richter scale is used to measure earthquakes, which is called the Richter Magnitude Scale.

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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