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Tripura: 3.8 Magnitude Mild Earthquake Strikes Khowai, Agartala

Earthquake tremors were felt in Khowai in the north-eastern state of Tripura on Monday. 

The intensity of the earthquake has been measured at 3.8 on the Richter scale. 

There is no report of casualties or injuries or damage to houses due to the quake. 

According to the National Center for Seismology, the tremors were felt around 3.34 pm on Monday. Due to the tremors of the earthquake, people immediately came out of their homes. The magnitude of the earthquake was 3.8 and its depth was 31 kilometers inside the ground.

Earlier, on April 15, an earthquake of magnitude 3.4 occurred in Dharmanagar, Tripura. According to the National Center for Seismology, the quake was recorded at 7:37 am.

 Its intensity was recorded at a depth of only 10 km and its epicenter was 41 km away from Dharmanagar. There was no loss of life or property due to the earthquake.

Notably, an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.0 or 3.0 is mild, while an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 or more is dangerous and destructive. 

Earthquakes occur due to rapid movements in tectonic plates, meteorite impacts and volcanic eruptions, mine testing and nuclear testing.

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