earthquake Dharmanagar

Dharmanagar, April 15: An earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale hit Dharmanagar in Tripura on Saturday morning, according to the National Centre for Seismology.

The earthquake occurred at 7:37 am at a depth of 10 km and was located 41 km east-northeast of Dharmanagar. No casualties or damage to property have been reported as yet.

This latest earthquake comes after two other earthquakes hit different parts of the country on April 12. One earthquake measuring 4.3 occurred in Bihar’s Araria at 5:35 am, while another one measuring 4.3 struck 140 kilometres southwest of Siliguri, as per the NCS.

Earthquakes are not uncommon in India and occur frequently due to their location in the seismically active Himalayan region.

The NCS, which is responsible for monitoring seismic activity in India, has urged citizens to remain alert and follow all necessary precautions during an earthquake. It has also advised people to stay calm and stay indoors until the tremors subside.

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The authorities have asked citizens to keep a disaster preparedness kit ready, which should include essential items such as first aid, water, food, and other necessary supplies. The kit should be easily accessible and should be placed in a location where it can be easily accessed during an emergency.

The government has been taking several measures to enhance the country’s preparedness for earthquakes, such as conducting drills and increasing awareness among the public. However, experts believe that much more needs to be done to prepare for the possibility of a major earthquake in the region. The authorities must ensure that all necessary measures are taken to minimize the impact of earthquakes and prevent loss of life and property.