Strong earthquake shakes hit the National Capital Region (NCR) on Tuesday afternoon. It caused panic among local residents. An earthquake measuring 5.8 magnitude on the Richter Scale hit Nepal at 2:28 PM, and the tremors lasted for around 10-15 seconds and were felt at around 2:30 pm. Many people rushed out of their homes and offices in fear. Several social media users posted videos of household objects and ceiling fans shaking during the tremors.
Earthquake of Magnitude:5.8, Occurred on 24-01-2023, 14:28:31 IST, Lat: 29.41 & Long: 81.68, Depth: 10 Km ,Location: Nepal for more information Download the BhooKamp App https://t.co/gSZOFnURgY@ndmaindia @Indiametdept @Dr_Mishra1966 @Ravi_MoES @OfficeOfDrJS @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/y1Ak7VbvFB
— National Center for Seismology (@NCS_Earthquake) January 24, 2023
On Tuesday, relatively some shakes in the ground reminded us of the importance of being prepared for potential earthquakes. It is important for residents to familiarize themselves with emergency procedures. It is also important to have an emergency kit ready in case of a natural disaster. The National Center for Seismology (NCS) is the agency of the Government of India for keeping track of earthquake activity in the country. Residents can stay informed by following their updates.