Earthquake The magnitude 5.8 earthquake that occurred at around 2.30 pm on Tuesday once again spread panic. It is being said that the house in Hazratganj of Lucknow collapsed due to the earthquake, in which there was a huge loss of life and property. Do you know how strong the house can collapse in an earthquake?
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Whenever an earthquake occurs, it brings panic with it. Whether the tremors of an earthquake are mild or severe, people first start running out of their homes and offices immediately. Because the first two things that are worried about when an earthquake occurs, one is the building and the other is the human life.
The scale developed by our geologists to measure earthquakes to gauge the danger is called the Richter scale. The intensity of earthquake waves shows how dangerous the earthquake was and where its epicenter was. It was discovered by American scientist Charles F. Richter, hence this instrument was called Richter scale after his name. He described the intensity as minor or dangerous on the basis of waves.
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According to geologists, when an earthquake of magnitude 3 to 3.9 occurs, the person feels the shock very well. The fans start moving. The curtains of the doors and windows also move. If there is a pet in the house, then it starts misbehaving. But the walls do not move due to such an earthquake.
Geologists say that if there is an earthquake of magnitude 4 to 4.9, then the glasses of the windows may break. A glass kept on the side of the table may fall on the floor. Ceiling fans shake fast, but even with such an earthquake, there is no damage to the walls of the house.
According to geologists, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5 to 6 can cause damage to a kutcha house. If the walls are made weak then cracks may appear in them. After an earthquake, your houses should be checked.
When the intensity of an earthquake is more than 6 on the Richter scale, it comes under the dangerous category. This increases the possibility of cracks in the walls. If the house is not earthquake resistant, then in this type of earthquake, the second or third floor may get damaged.
In the eyes of geologists, when an earthquake of more than 7 intensity on the Richter scale occurs, it becomes destructive. Such strong earthquakes become dangerous even for safe houses. Obviously, when the intensity of an earthquake is more than 8, it will bring destruction. It comes under the category of tsunami.
- Bhuj was hit by an earthquake of magnitude 7.7 on 26 January 2001, in which 20,000 people died.
- On 28 July 2022, an earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred in Chhattisgarh, in which 5 people died.
- Pakistan was hit by an earthquake of magnitude 7.6 on 8 October 2005, in which more than 75,000 people were killed.
- On 25 April 2015, an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 occurred in Nepal, in which more than 9000 people were killed.
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