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Earthquake in North-Eastern states

Earthquake handling

Earthquake? Protect yourself

Earthquake? Protect yourself

Of late Northern parts of India have been experiencing tremors. There was a quake on 13th April at around 7.25 pm which was felt in most parts of the North-East India. According to National Centre for Seismology, the epicenter of the quake was close to Myanmar.

The quake which measured 6.9 on Richter scale could be felt in Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand and some parts of Delhi also felt the tremors. This quake was the second in the day, the earlier one was little milder and was felt around 10 am on the same day. There have been 7 earthquakes in the region in the past one week. North and North East India is more prone to earth quakes and hence are always on alert.

The states of Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Skkim are prone to quakes and are considered to be under highly vulnerable areas. This quake has also hit these vulnerable states and damages to high-rise buildings could be observed in Guwahati. Though no damage to life has been reported some people have reported minor injuries. Tremors were felt in Kolkatta also and those who noticed sounded alarms for others.

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