The world is shaking: Three big earthquakes in span of 72 hours
Talking about India, Delhi and its adjoining areas reported a huge shock after an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter Scale struck Tajikistan
New Delhi: The world still reeling under threat of novel coronavirus, three big earthquakes in the span of 72 hours rocked the globe.
Talking about India, Delhi and its adjoining areas reported a huge shock after an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter Scale struck Tajikistan. The ministry of earth sciences stated that 964 mild earthquakes were reported last year and 13 of them had hit Delhi-NCR.
Earthquake in Fukushima: An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 struck off Japan's Fukushima Prefecture on Saturday. As per the Japan Meteorological Agency said the earthquake was centered about 60 kms beneath the ocean bed.
The shocks were felt in the capital Tokyo where an intensity scale of 4 was logged. With multiple reports of houses and furniture witnessed shocks and some saying they felt dizzy because of the quake. Also, due to earthquake, electricity of lakhs of home was disrupted.
Earthquake hits Tajikistan: A day after an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter Scale hit Tajikistan, the tremours of the quake were felt for over 30 seconds in Delhi and other northern parts of India. The United States Geological Survey, the scientific agency of the government in USA stated that the quake was of 5.9 magnitude and hit 35 km west of Tajikistan's Murghob.
Underseas quake jolted New Zealand: A big undersea earthquake of 7.7 magnitude hit the North of New Zealand in February 11. The underseas quake also prompted a tsunami alert in the region. The US Geological Agency stated that the magnitude 7.7 quake was centered at a depth of 10 kms of the Loyalty Islands. Later the US Tsunami Warning Centre stated that a tsunami is likely to strike the coastal areas of New Zealand and Australia. But later the warning was called off.
Many geologists are requesting that a proper disaster management plan should be implemented to deal with any emergency, though it is not possible to predict earthquakes.