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Earthquake of magnitude 3.6 struck Warangal in Telangana, epicenter at 127 km east of Warangal

As reported by the National Center for Seismology (NCS). The earthquake occurred at approximately 4:43 am on the early morning of Friday.

By Rekha Joshi 
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The NCS shared the event details on X (formerly Twitter), stating, “An earthquake of magnitude: 3.6 occurred on 25-08-2023, 04:43:11 IST, with latitude: 18.04 and longitude: 80.80. The quake’s depth was 30 km, and its location was 127 km east of Warangal, Telangana.

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The National Center for Seismology (NCS) communicated the specifics of the earthquake through the platform X (formerly known as Twitter). They reported that an earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale took place on August 25, 2023, precisely at 04:43:11 Indian Standard Time (IST). The earthquake’s geographical coordinates were provided as a latitude of 18.04 and a longitude of 80.80. Additionally, the depth of the earthquake’s origin was measured at 30 kilometers below the Earth’s surface. The epicenter of the earthquake was determined to be situated 127 kilometers to the east of Warangal, which is a city located in the state of Telangana.

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Guidelines for responding to an earthquake:

In the event of an earthquake, certain important steps should be followed to ensure safety and minimize risks:

Maintain Composure and Reassure Others: It’s crucial to stay calm during an earthquake. Reassure those around you, especially if they are feeling anxious or frightened.

Find a Safe Spot: When the ground starts shaking, try to move to an open area away from buildings, trees, and power lines. This reduces the risk of being hit by falling debris or objects.

Indoor Safety: If you are indoors, take cover under sturdy furniture like a desk, table, or bed to protect yourself from falling objects. Stay away from windows and glass surfaces to avoid getting injured by shattered glass.

Stay Inside: Avoid rushing to exit the building while the earthquake is still ongoing. Sudden movement can lead to panic and potentially dangerous situations. Wait until the shaking stops before leaving.

Outdoor Safety: If you’re already outside, move away from buildings, utility wires, and structures that could collapse. If you’re driving, pull over to a safe area away from bridges, overpasses, and power lines.

Ensure Pet Safety: Release pets and domestic animals to ensure they have the opportunity to flee from any potential danger.

Remain in Open Area: Stay in an open area until the tremors completely subside. Continuing to stand in a safe spot reduces the risk of being injured by aftershocks or falling debris.

Fire Safety: Avoid using candles, matches, or open flames during or after an earthquake. Make sure any fires are extinguished to prevent the risk of them spreading.

By following these guidelines, individuals can better protect themselves and others in the event of an earthquake, minimizing potential injuries and hazards.

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