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Moderate Earthquake Strikes Southeastern India: NCS Reports Magnitude 4.2 Tremor

The National Center for Seismology recently confirmed the occurrence of an earthquake registering a magnitude of 4.2. The seismic event took place on November 2, 2023, at 03:14:36 IST. The epicenter was situated at a latitude of 21.07 and longitude of 92.09, with a depth of 10 kilometers.

The location of the earthquake was approximately 250 kilometers SSE (South-Southeast) of Belonia, a town situated in the state of Tripura, India. The seismic activity sent ripples of concern and awareness through the region, prompting a closer look at its impact and potential repercussions.

“Seismic events, particularly earthquakes, are natural occurrences that can instill a sense of vulnerability due to their unpredictable nature. Their magnitude and proximity to densely populated areas often prompt concern for the potential impact on communities, infrastructure, and the environment”.

The National Center for Seismology plays a pivotal role in monitoring and reporting seismic activities, providing crucial information to both authorities and the public. With its detailed analysis and accurate reporting, it enables a better understanding of such natural phenomena and aids in disaster preparedness and response.

“Earthquakes, irrespective of their magnitude, can have varying effects on the affected regions. Their occurrence serves as a reminder of the importance of seismic monitoring and preparedness measures to mitigate potential risks and ensure the safety and security of the population”.

The specific seismic event near Belonia, Tripura, emphasizes the necessity of staying vigilant and being equipped with the necessary knowledge and resources to handle such situations. Additionally, it highlights the significance of infrastructure resilience and community preparedness in earthquake-prone regions.

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