New Zealand Earthquake: Earthquake tremors were felt in New Zealand on Monday morning. The intensity of the earthquake has been measured at 7.2 on the Richter scale. At present, there is no news of any loss of life or property due to the earthquake.
The National Center for Seismology (NCS) tweeted, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands of New Zealand on Monday. According to NCS, the earthquake occurred at 6.11 am Indian time.
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An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 occurred at 06:11 am IST near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand: National Center for Seismology pic.twitter.com/G9Ojap5akb– Advertisement –
— ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2023
According to the National Center for Seismology, the depth of the earthquake in New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands has been reported as 10 km. After the earthquake, a tsunami threat alert has been issued by the US Tsunami Warning System. Let me tell you, last month an earthquake of 7.1 magnitude occurred in the Kermadec Islands.
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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