By Shivani Kapoor - March 21, 2023
New Delhi2 hours ago
People came out of their homes after tremors were felt in UP’s Ghaziabad.
Earthquake tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR at around 10.15 pm on Tuesday night. Tremors were also felt in UP, Punjab, Jammu-Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Bihar. Its intensity was measured at 6.6. The epicenter of the earthquake was 133 km southeast of Faizabad, Afghanistan. The epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 156 km from the ground.
There is no news of loss of life or property due to the earthquake, but there was a report of bending of a building in Shakarpur area in Delhi. Atul Garg, director of the fire department, said – Our team searched the entire area. We have not found such a building anywhere. Apart from India, tremors were also felt in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan and China.
People came out of their homes in panic due to the tremors of the earthquake. The tremors of the earthquake were felt for several seconds.
Tremors felt in many districts of Rajasthan including Jaipur at 10.30 pm
Earthquake tremors were felt in Rajasthan at around 10.30 pm on Tuesday night. People ran out of their homes in all the cities including Jaipur. They called each other and informed about the earthquake.
In the cities of Bikaner, Jodhpur, Alwar, Ganganagar, Ajmer, Jhunjhunu etc. people ran out of the house as soon as the tremors were felt. By calling his relatives, he also informed about this, so that all come out of their homes safely.
People scared of earthquake in Gwalior came out of their houses
Earthquake tremors were also felt in Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior at around 10:20 pm. People felt tremors for a few seconds. People living in high-rise buildings in the city came out on the road. Panic was seen among the people regarding the earthquake. However, there is no news of any damage from anywhere so far.
Fans and chandeliers started shaking in houses in Noida.
Reaction of the people of Delhi-NCR on the tremors
People living in Noida came out of their societies as soon as they felt the tremors. People got out of the tall buildings and stood in the open ground.
India is also moving towards Europe
In 2022, geologists from Australia prepared a new map of all the tectonic plates on Earth. It was told that the microplate between the Indian Plate and the Australian Plate has been included in the map. It was also said that India is moving towards Europe.
Due to this, it is expected that in the coming days, due to the collision of these two plates, there may be a severe earthquake in the northern parts including the Himalayas. Dr. Derrick Hastrock, lecturer in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Adelaide, Australia, and his colleagues have prepared this map together.
Dr. Derrick has said that our map tells the complete story of 90% of earthquakes and 80% of volcanic eruptions on the earth in the last 2 million years. At the same time, the current model gives information about only 65% of earthquakes. With the help of this map people can calculate natural calamities.
People came out of their homes after tremors were felt in Noida, UP.
Andaman’s Indira Point was submerged in 2004
On 26 December 2004, the Indira Point of the Andaman-Nicobar Islands was submerged due to the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Indonesia. This island is located at a distance of 138 km from Sumatra.
There is only one light house here which was inaugurated on 30 April 1972. It is located in the extreme south of India and it is also called the last point of India.
It is named after the former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. The light house at Indira Point serves as a beacon for ships going to Malaysia and Malacca via India.
The island was formed in Bhuj due to an earthquake 204 years ago.
In India, 204 years ago i.e. in the year 1819, an island was formed due to an earthquake in Bhuj, Gujarat. This is known as Allah Bandh. According to scientists, it is possible to happen when an earthquake of more than 7.8 intensity occurs on the Richter scale.
The reason for this can be attributed to the rift between the plates inside the ground. Experts say that these plates move continuously. Sometimes there is a rift between them.
In such a situation, if an earthquake of more than 7.5 magnitude and more depth occurs inside the sea, then these plates climb on top of each other many times. If the plates take a height of even 6-7 meters, then it becomes an island-like situation.
A part of India slipped up to 10 feet in Nepal
Sandy Stacey of the University of Adelaide claimed that due to the pressure caused by the Himalayas, the northward moving Indian tectonic plates, called the Eurasian Plate, have shifted 10 degrees to the northeast. Because of this, a part of India has slipped under Nepal by about one to ten feet in a short time during the earthquake. In this entire geographical process, about one to two thousand square miles area of the Himalayas has shifted.
According to Colin Stark, associate research professor at the Lemont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, USA, the upper layer of the Earth’s surface (limestone rocks) in Bihar, bordering Nepal, is sliding northwards and beneath Nepal in a few seconds. Got absorbed
Due to this friction in the Indian plate, it has affected the Janakpur zone from Bharatpur to Hitoda in Nepal. The Indian land (East-West Champaran) adjacent to this area has gone under the surface of Nepal. It has become clear that the entire Indian subcontinent is going under the fault (rift) of Nepal and Tibet at a very slow pace. The speed of going under the surface of Nepal and Tibet of the Indian subcontinent is 1.8 inches every year.
Earthquake occurred in Uttarakhand, Himachal and Gujarat a day ago
Earthquake tremors were felt in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand at 5.30 am on Monday morning. According to the National Seismology Center, the intensity of the earthquake was measured at 3.1 on the Richter scale. The epicenter of the earthquake was five km below the ground, 40 km from Pithoragarh. An earthquake of magnitude 3.2 hit Gujarat’s Kutch district on Monday morning. The earthquake occurred at 7.35 am with its epicenter about 10 km north-northeast (NNE) of Bhachau town in Kutch district. Kutch district remains prone to earthquakes and mild tremors are felt regularly.
Earthquake tremors were felt in Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba district in the morning. People ran outside the houses. It is a matter of relief that due to this earthquake there was no loss of life or property in district Chamba.
There was an earthquake in Ecuador two days ago.
Earthquake tremors were felt in the South American country of Ecuador on Saturday. The intensity on the Richter scale was 6.8. 16 people died due to this earthquake, while 381 people were injured. According to the US Geological Survey, the maximum impact of the earthquake occurred in Guayas. This is a coastal area. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the city of Guayaquil, 80 km from here. According to reports, the buildings have been badly damaged.
Last month, 57 thousand people died due to the earthquake in Turkey and Syria.
3 major earthquakes occurred in Turkey-Syria on February 6, 57 thousand people died
On February 6, there were 3 major earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. Altogether 57 thousand people were killed in both the countries. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 26 million people in both countries still need help. For the first time in 75 years, WHO had conducted a rescue operation on such a large scale.
The first earthquake occurred at around 4 am (7.8), the second at around 10 am (7.6) and the third at 3 pm (6.0). After this, aftershocks were also recorded. Their intensity was 4 to 5. There was another earthquake in Turkey on February 7 at 8.53 am. This was followed by a 5.4 magnitude earthquake at 12.41 pm.
According to the Washington Post report, 6,040 aftershocks also occurred in 11 states of Turkey. These areas were called disaster zones. Out of 6 thousand, 40 aftershocks were of 5 to 6 intensity. One was of magnitude 6.6. The condition of Turkey became so bad that more than one lakh buildings were destroyed here.
In November last year, an earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hit Nepal.
6 lives were lost in Nepal earthquake last year
Neighboring Nepal was hit by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in November last year. Tremors were also felt in 5 states of North India including Delhi, UP of India. Its epicenter was 10 km below the ground in Manipur, Nepal. 6 people died due to house collapse in Nepal’s Doti district.
Why do earthquakes happen?
According to geologists, the real cause of earthquakes is the rapid movement of tectonic plates. Apart from this, earthquakes also occur due to meteor impact and volcanic eruption, mine testing and nuclear testing. The intensity of an earthquake is measured on the Richter scale. An earthquake of magnitude 2.0 or 3.0 on this scale is mild, while a magnitude 6 means a strong earthquake.
This is how to estimate the intensity of an earthquake
The intensity of an earthquake is measured by waves of energy emanating from its center (epicenter). This wave, spread over hundreds of kilometres, causes vibrations. Even cracks fall in the earth. If the epicenter of the earthquake is at a shallow depth, then the energy coming out of it is very close to the surface, which causes great devastation.
Researcher who accurately predicted earthquake in Turkey said: Powerful earthquake is going to come in India too
Researcher Frank Hogarbeats, who predicted the earthquake of Turkey, has now made a similar claim about India. In a video, Frank says, ‘In the coming few days, there is a possibility of underground movement in different parts of Asia. This movement can take place on the western side of the Indian Ocean via Pakistan and Afghanistan. India will be among them. At the same time, an earthquake may occur in China in the coming days. read full news