Tezpur earthquake

Tezpur, May 22: An earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale rattled the region near Tezpur, Assam on Monday at 08:52 am. The quake, which originated at a depth of 10 kilometers, occurred with coordinates 27.02° latitude and 92.84° longitude. The epicenter was located approximately 41 kilometers north of Tezpur.

“Earthquake of Magnitude:3.2, Occurred on 22-05-2023, 08:52:46 IST, Lat: 27.02 & Long: 92.84, Depth: 10 Km, Location: 41km N of Tezpur, Assam,” National Center of Seismology (NCS) tweeted.

In a sequence of seismic events, Arunachal Pradesh’s Changlang region experienced an earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale just moments before it struck Assam. The earthquake occurred on Monday at 08:15 am and had its epicenter located at a depth of 14 kilometers, marked by the precise coordinates of 27.05° latitude and 97.04° longitude.

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Although categorized as a mild earthquake, the tremor was still notable enough to cause concerns among residents in the area. Earthquakes are natural occurrences resulting from tectonic plate movements beneath the Earth’s surface. While this particular earthquake’s magnitude was relatively low, it serves as a reminder of the seismic activity that can affect the region.

Local residents experienced a brief period of shaking during the event, prompting some to seek safety and temporarily evacuate their homes. However, no significant damage to infrastructure or injuries to individuals has been reported thus far.

Authorities and seismic monitoring agencies are actively monitoring the situation and assessing the impact of the earthquake. These efforts are essential for ensuring the safety and well-being of the affected population and evaluating any potential risks or aftershocks.

Residents in the area are advised to remain vigilant and follow any instructions or guidelines provided by local authorities. Being prepared and informed about safety measures is crucial in mitigating the potential impact of such seismic events. It is recommended to secure heavy objects, have emergency kits ready, and identify safe locations within buildings during earthquakes.

Earthquakes are part of the Earth’s natural processes, and regions prone to seismic activity, like Assam, must maintain awareness and preparedness. Regular updates regarding the situation and any developments will be provided to keep the public informed.

While this particular earthquake was relatively mild, it serves as a reminder of the importance of preparedness and resilience in the face of such natural phenomena. Communities must work together with authorities to ensure the safety and well-being of all residents.

Our thoughts are with the residents in the affected area, and we hope for their continued safety and security as they recover from this seismic event.