Earthquake in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh – Continuous earthquake tremors were felt after Tuesday afternoon in all the main districts including the capital Shimla of Himachal Pradesh.
On Tuesday, strong earthquake tremors were felt in all the main districts including the capital Shimla of Himachal Pradesh after noon. Nepal was the main epicenter of the earthquake due to which it occurred at a depth of five kilometers inside Nepal’s land. Tremors were also felt in Himachal Pradesh.
There is no information yet about any damage in Himachal Pradesh due to the earthquake. The overall intensity of the earthquake was measured at 6.2 on the Richter scale. This earthquake was recorded in Himachal Pradesh at around 2:51 pm.
Earthquake has taken more than twenty thousand lives in 1905 –
In terms of overall earthquake, Himachal Pradesh is placed in zone four to five on the Richter scale. Kangra, Chamba, Lahaul-Spiti and Kullu and Mandi districts of Himachal Pradesh are considered to be among the most dangerous districts of earthquake.
In the past years, the earthquake that occurred in the morning of April 4, 1905 in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh with an intensity of 7.8 on the Richter scale had taken the lives of more than 20 thousand people.
The devastating earthquake in Kangra district had completely destroyed around one to one and a half lakh buildings. The earthquake of 1905 in Kangra district took away more than 53 thousand cattle.
Know how a destructive earthquake occurs?
The most important and important reason for the occurrence of earthquakes is the collision of major plates located deep inside the earth with each other. There are about seven main plates inside the Earth which keep rotating continuously. As soon as there is a collision of any plate from any corner during the continuous rotation of these seven plates, a default zone is formed there and an additional pressure starts building up due to bending at the corners of the colliding surfaces, due to which The colliding plates start breaking among themselves. Due to the breaking of these plates, the energy collected inside makes way to come out, and the earth starts shaking due to vibration and this causes earthquake.
These are the main intensities of earthquake –
Less than 2.0 on the Richter scale is considered to be a micro category in terms of intensity and earthquakes in the micro category are not felt, that is why more than 8000 earthquakes are recorded on the Richter scale all over the world.
Earthquake intensity of 2.0 to 2.9 on the Richter scale is kept in the minor category, due to which more than 1000 earthquakes occur every day, but even these tremors cannot be felt.
Earthquakes in the 3.0 to 3.9 category on the Richter scale are counted in the very light category due to their intensity, due to which more than 49,000 cases are recorded every year, but even after being felt, these tremors do not cause any damage. .
Whereas 4.0 to 4.9 Richter scale is counted in light category. More than 6,200 Richter scale earthquakes are felt across the world in a year. These Richter scale earthquakes certainly shake household items but do not cause any damage.