An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 on the Richter scale struck near Campbell Bay in Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Friday night (September 24, 2021). As per the National Centre for Seismology (NCS).
An earthquake (also known as a quake, tremor or temblor) is the shaking of the surface of the Earth resulting from a sudden release of energy in the Earth’s lithosphere that creates seismic waves. The seismicity, or seismic activity, of an area, is the frequency, type, and size of earthquakes experienced over a period of time.
At the Earth’s surface, earthquakes manifest themselves by shaking and displacing or disrupting the ground. When the epicentre of a large earthquake is located offshore, the seabed may be displaced sufficiently to cause a tsunami. Earthquakes can also trigger landslides and occasionally, volcanic activity.
There are three main types of fault, all of which may cause an interplate earthquake: normal, reverse (thrust), and strike-slip.
In its most general sense, the word earthquake is describe as any seismic event—whether natural or by humans—that generates seismic waves. The epicentre is the point at ground level directly above the hypocenter.
They felt the tremors around 8:35 pm at the depth of 63 kilometers.
“Earthquake of Magnitude:5.2, Occurred on 24-09-2021, 20:34:27 IST. Lat: 9.22 and Long: 93.92, Depth: 63 Km. Location: 246km North of Campbell Bay, Andaman and Nicobar island,” said the NCS in a tweet.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands are prone to frequent earthquakes.
Earlier on September 22, an earthquake of magnitude 3.9 on the Richter scale jolted the islands.
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