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Earthquake measuring 4.0 on Richter scale hits Arunachal Pradesh

The quake that hit Arunachal Pradesh has not caused any loss of life or property which has been reported so far.

Edited By : Mayank Kasyap | Updated: Jul 28, 2023 10:53 IST
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Pangin: An earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter Scale struck the region northwards of Pangin, Arunachal Pradesh today at approximately 8:50 am, according to the National Centre for Seismology.

The seismic event rattled the area, prompting residents to experience tremors and shaking. The Richter Scale, commonly used to measure the magnitude of earthquakes, indicates the intensity of the quake, with 4.0 signifying a moderate level of seismic activity.

As of now, there have been no immediate reports of casualties or significant damage. However, authorities are closely monitoring the situation and conducting assessments to ensure the safety and well-being of the affected communities.

The National Centre for Seismology in a tweet informed that the quake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale hit the North, northwards of Arunachal Pradesh’s Pangin.

How are earthquakes caused?

Earthquakes are natural occurrences caused by the shifting of tectonic plates beneath the Earth’s surface. Regions located along fault lines, such as Arunachal Pradesh, are more susceptible to such seismic activities.

Residents in the area are urged to remain vigilant and prepared for potential aftershocks, which can follow the main earthquake. It is essential to follow safety guidelines provided by local authorities and seek shelter in sturdy structures during such events.

The National Centre for Seismology, along with other relevant agencies, will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as needed to ensure a prompt response and aid in any required relief efforts. The safety and well-being of the residents in the affected region remain the top priority during this time of seismic activity.

First published on: Jul 28, 2023 10:53 AM IST

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