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Earthquake Tremors Rock Meghalaya, Prompting Concerns about Seismic Activity

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In an unexpected turn of events, Meghalaya witnessed seismic activity with an earthquake registering a magnitude of 3.2 on the Richter scale. The tremor occurred on December 19, 2023, at 13:14:14 IST, with its epicenter located in the West Garo Hills region, specifically at latitude 25.72 and longitude 90.21. The earthquake struck at a depth of 10 km, sending ripples through the region.

The National Center for Seismology promptly provided details about this seismic event, shedding light on its magnitude, location, and depth. The affected area, West Garo Hills in Meghalaya, felt the ground shake as the seismic waves propagated.

Earthquakes in regions like Meghalaya underscore the importance of monitoring and preparedness. While a magnitude-3.2 earthquake may be considered relatively minor, it serves as a reminder of the seismic vulnerability of certain areas.

Meghalaya, known for its picturesque landscapes, has experienced earthquakes in the past, and authorities remain vigilant to ensure the safety of residents. The West Garo Hills region, in particular, may witness aftershocks, necessitating ongoing monitoring by seismological agencies.

“Residents are advised to stay informed about safety protocols during earthquakes, including taking cover under sturdy furniture and staying away from windows. Preparedness measures are crucial to minimizing the potential impact of seismic events”.

The earthquake in Meghalaya serves as a call for continued research and understanding of seismic activities in the region. Seismologists and geologists will likely analyze data from this event to enhance their understanding of the geological dynamics of Meghalaya.

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