New Delhi: There was a strong earthquake in Myanmar this morning. A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Burma, Myanmar at around 3:52 a.m. today, 162 km to the northwest. As soon as the tremors were felt, people panicked and were seen running out of their homes. The depth of the earthquake was 140 km below the ground. The ANI news agency gave the news citing the National Seismology Center. There is no injury news in this earthquake so far.
At the same time, Friday, the land of the South Sandwich Islands was shaken by the earthquake. The National Seismology Center reported that a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the South Sandwich Islands around 8.33am on Thursday. The depth of the earthquake was 10 km below the ground. However, even in this earthquake there was no talk of loss of life or property.
Earlier on September 24, strong earthquake tremors were felt in the northern province of Akeh in Indonesia. However, no damage has been reported on this. Saturday’s quake measured 6.2 on the Richter scale and its epicenter was 49 kilometers below the surface, 40 kilometers south-southwest of the coastal town of Miulaboh in Akeh province, a indicated the US Geological Survey.
What to do and what not to do in case of an earthquake
1. If you are inside a building, sit on the floor and get under sturdy furniture. If there is no table or such furniture, cover your face and head with your hands and sit down, hiding in any corner of the room.
2. If you are outside the building, move away from the building, trees, poles and wires.
3. If you are traveling in a vehicle, stop the vehicle as soon as possible and stay inside the vehicle.
4. If you are buried in a pile of debris, never light matches, move or push anything.
5. If you are buried in debris, tap lightly on a pipe or wall so rescuers can understand your location. If you have a whistle, play it.
6. Always have a disaster first aid kit handy at home.
7. Only make noise when there is no other choice. Making noise can add choking dust and dust to your breath.
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FIRST POST: September 30, 2022, 06:53 IST