Guwahati Earthquake: Earthquake tremors in other parts of Northeast India including Guwahati, earth trembled in Bangladesh too

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Guwahati Earthquake: Earthquake tremors were felt in Guwahati and other parts of Northeast India in the early hours of Friday. Earthquake tremors were felt in Assam’s Guwahati and other parts of the northeastern region on Friday, news agency ANI reported. The epicenter and intensity of the earthquake are not yet known. There is no news of any loss of life or property due to the earthquake.

At the same time, an earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale occurred at 10:16 am in Bangladesh. Earlier on June 11, an earthquake of magnitude 3.6 hit the central part of Assam. As per the information, there were no immediate reports of any casualty or injury to anyone or damage to property.

The latest earthquake was recorded at 11:35 am in Sonitpur district on the north bank of the Brahmaputra river, the National Center for Seismology reported. The depth of the earthquake was five kilometers.

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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