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2nd Time In A Month: 5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts NE India

Earthquake has occurred in Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura. The intensity of the earthquake has been measured at 5.2 on the Richter scale. 

According to the National Center for Seismology, an earthquake of magnitude 5.2 struck North Garo Hills at 6:15 pm on Monday.

However, as per the information received so far, there is no news of any loss of life or property.

This earthquake in the North-East is the second consecutive incident in a month, before this on September 11, strong earthquake tremors were felt in many North-Eastern states including Assam. 

According to the National Seismological Centre, the earthquake occurred late at night at around 11 pm, whose intensity was measured at around 5.1 on the Richter scale. 

The epicenter of that earthquake was Ukhrul district, about 66 km from Manipur, which is located near Myanmar, but the tremors were felt in Assam as well as Arunachal Pradesh. According to the National Seismology Centre, the epicenter of the earthquake that occurred in September was at a depth of 20 km from the earth.

How can we estimate the intensity of an earthquake on the Richter scale?

Information is obtained from 0 to 1.9 seismograph.

2 to 2.9 shows very little vibration

3 to 3.9 It will appear as if a heavy vehicle has passed by

4 to 4.9 Items kept in the house may fall down from their place. 

5 to 5.9 Heavy items and furniture may also move

6 to 6.9 The base of the building may crack 

7 to 7.9 buildings collapse 

Danger of 8 to 8.9 tsunami, more devastation

9 or more most severe catastrophes, Earth’s tremors will be clearly felt

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