Itanagar, May 22: An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale struck the region of Changlang, Arunachal Pradesh on Monday at 08:15 am. The earthquake originated at a depth of 14 kilometers with the coordinates 27.05° latitude and 97.04° longitude.
“Earthquake of Magnitude:4.5, Occurred on 22-05-2023, 08:15 am, Lat: 27.05 & Long: 97.04, Depth: 14 Km, Location: 86km SSE of Changlang, Arunachal Pradesh,” National Center of Seismology (NCS) tweeted.
Earthquake of Magnitude:4.5, Occurred on 22-05-2023, 08:15:39 IST, Lat: 27.05 & Long: 97.04, Depth: 14 Km ,Location: 86km SSE of Changlang, Arunachal Pradesh, India for more information Download the BhooKamp App https://t.co/fYF7WY56xU @Indiametdept @ndmaindia @Dr_Mishra1966 pic.twitter.com/qJ3BcBB0fL
— National Center for Seismology (@NCS_Earthquake) May 22, 2023
The epicenter of the quake was located approximately 86 kilometers southeast of Changlang. The earthquake sent mild tremors through the area, causing concern among the local residents. While the magnitude of the earthquake was relatively low, it served as a reminder of the seismic activity that can occur in the region.
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Earthquakes are natural phenomena that can occur due to tectonic plate movements beneath the Earth’s surface. They can vary in intensity and can potentially cause damage to infrastructure and pose a risk to human lives. It is crucial for communities in earthquake-prone areas to be prepared and informed about safety measures to minimize the impact of such events.
Authorities and disaster management teams in the region are closely monitoring the situation and assessing any potential damage or casualties resulting from the earthquake. They are working to ensure the safety and well-being of the affected population. It is important for residents in the area to stay alert and follow any guidelines or instructions provided by the authorities.
Regular updates regarding the situation and any further developments will be provided to keep the public informed. Earthquakes serve as a reminder of the dynamic nature of our planet.
As we continue to study and understand these natural occurrences, it becomes increasingly important to prioritize preparedness and resilience to minimize the impact on our communities. Our thoughts are with the residents of the affected region, and we hope for their safety and a swift recovery from this earthquake.