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Earthquake of 5.1 magnitude strikes Bay of Bengal near Puri

Earthquake tremors have been felt in the Bay of Bengal. The intensity of the earthquake was recorded at 5.1 on the Richter scale. The earthquake occurred at 8:32 in the morning. Its depth was 10 km below the earth.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Earthquake tremors have been felt in the Bay of Bengal. The intensity of the earthquake was recorded at 5.1 on the Richter scale. The earthquake occurred at 8:32 in the morning. Its depth was 10 km below the earth. At the same time, earthquake tremors have also been felt in Arunachal Pradesh. The National Center for Seismology tweeted that the intensity of the earthquake in Arunachal Pradesh was recorded at 3.3 on the Richter scale. The earthquake occurred here on Monday morning at 7:04 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was in Changlang area and its depth was 10 km below the earth.

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According to National Center for Seismology, the epicenter was 421 km and 434 km from Puri (East) and Bhubaneswar (East-South-East) respectively. Sources media reported that by 9:05 am this earthquake caused tremors to be felt in large areas of Dhaka and Bangladesh. The epicenter was 529 km southwest of Dhaka, 340 km southwest of Cox’s Bazar and 397 km southwest of Chittagong. An official of the Bangladesh Meteorological Department told the ‘Bangla Tribune’ that the epicenter of the earthquake was in the southwest of the Bay of Bengal. Very close to India.

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However, there were no reports of major flooding due to the earthquake. Sources also reported that there was no damage in the coastal areas. NCS has not yet said anything about whether this earthquake could cause a tsunami or not.

Significantly, hundreds of earthquakes occur every year in India. In this, some earthquakes are very mild, some are medium and some shake the earth so much that people get scared. The whole country is divided into five earthquake zones. At the same time, 59 percent of the country is in the earthquake risk zone. The fifth zone is considered the most dangerous and active in India. The possibility of devastation remains maximum in the states and areas falling in this zone.

The most dangerous zone includes part of Jammu and Kashmir, western part of Himachal Pradesh, eastern part of Uttarakhand, Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, part of northern Bihar, all the northeastern states of India, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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