The Union home ministry’s disaster management wing have warned Northern India that they may face a really high-density earthquake in the upcoming days, this statement came to the high-intensity disastrous quakes that hit the North East state of Manipur, The warning claims that high intense quakes might hit the Himalayas soon resulting huge damage in northern states of India
Its an alert time for most of the Indian cities along with national capital Delhi as 8.2 magnitude quake can harm any city. According to a report published The New Indian express, The specialists from the administration believe that earthquakes of over 8.2 magnitude on the Richter scale might hit the Himalayas anytime, which will have an adverse impact on whole north India.
In the last months a series of earthquakes has hit Nepal, Manipur and Sikkim regions since last year (all close to 7 magnitude on Richter scale), Nepal earthquake has left highest damage in the city. The earthquake has reportedly changed the plates and triggered the fear of multiple quakes of close to 8.0 magnitude. Most of the time, earthquake comes as a reason of shaking of plates inside the earth.
Some international seismology experts conclude that after north eastern part of India was hit by a string of earthquakes, there is a suspicion of at least four aftershocks and earthquakes to hit Himalaya regions which might be greater the 8.0 magnitude on Richter scale.
But, according to the report, some of the Indian scientists turned down all such claims about any such fear of earthquakes on the Himalayas.
Here is a small list of to-dos in case your region got affected of an earthquake
- If you are inside a building, move no more than a few steps, drop, cover and hold. Stay indoors till the shaking stops and you are sure it is safe to exit. In most buildings in New Zealand you are safer if you stay where you are until the shaking stops.
- If you are in an elevator, drop, cover and hold. When the shaking stops, try and get out at the nearest floor if you can safely do so.
- If you are outdoors when the shaking starts, move no more than a few steps away from buildings, trees, streetlights, and power lines, then Drop, Cover and Hold.
- If you are at the beach or near the coast, drop, cover and hold then move to higher ground immediately in case a tsunami follows the quake.
- If you are driving, pull over to a clear location, stop and stay there with your seatbelt fastened until the shaking stops. Once the shaking stops, proceed with caution and avoid bridges or ramps that might have been damaged.
- If you are in a mountainous area or near unstable slopes or cliffs, be alert for falling debris or landslides.
Source: Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, New Zealand