Tura, April 23: On April 23 in the early morning hours, an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.2 on the Richter Scale occurred in the northeastern state of Meghalaya.
The National Centre for Seismology confirmed the earthquake, which had its epicentre in the Tura district of Meghalaya and a depth of 10 km.
“Earthquake of Magnitude:3.2, Occurred on 23-04-2023, 02:13:52 IST, Lat: 25.85 & Long: 90.83, Depth: 10 Km, Location: 73km ENE of Tura, Meghalaya,” according to the National Centre for Seismology.
The Tura district is located in the western part of Meghalaya and is known for its scenic beauty and rich cultural heritage. It is home to the Garo tribe, one of the major indigenous communities in Meghalaya.
The district is also known for its biodiversity, with many rare and endangered flora and fauna in the region.
While there have been no reports of any damage or casualties due to the earthquake, it serves as a reminder of the seismic activity in the region. Meghalaya is located in a seismically active zone and has experienced several past earthquakes with varying degrees of intensity.
The National Centre for Seismology has been monitoring the seismic activity in the region and has set up several monitoring stations to detect any seismic activity. The agency also provides information and alerts to the public through various channels, including social media, to ensure that people are prepared in case of an earthquake or other natural disasters.
The earthquake in Meghalaya’s Tura district serves as a reminder of the importance of being prepared for natural disasters.
While there have been no reports of any damage or casualties, it is essential for people in the region to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety. The National Centre for Seismology’s efforts to monitor and provide information about seismic activity is crucial in helping people stay safe during such events.