What to do after an earthquake – guidelines by USGS
Expect aftershocks hours, days, or weeks after the main quake.Aftershocks can cause building damage and falling debris that could injure you.Avoid open flames in damaged buildings.Earthquakes can damage gas lines, so don’t use lighters or matches.If you live near the coast, stay away from the beach.Earthquakes can cause dangerous tsunamis and flooding.Drive carefully and plan alternative routes.Structural damage and traffic light outages may make it difficult to get to your destination.
The India Meteorological Department had released an update regarding the Earthquake of Magnitude 6.2 that had occurred on 31st January 2018, Wednesday around 12.30 PM India time in the region of Afghanistan -Tajikistan Border.
The Tremors was also felt in various places of North India which includes Srinagar, New Delhi after an earthquake struck Afghanistan.
The earthquake was about 6.1 magnitude which lasted for well over a minute in Delhi and also in various parts like Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Jammu & Kashmir and Rajasthan.
1 infant dead in Balochistan and in Pakistan about 9 family members injured due to the Earthquake.
Earthquake 2018 Helpline Numbers:
The Helpline service number 1092 was initially announced as the helpline numbers regarding the earthquake in India.
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India Earthquake 2018
Time: 12:36:32 IST
Location: Lat:37.4 N & Long: 69.6 E
Depth: 190 Km
Region: Afghanistan -Tajikistan Border
IMD Tweet On Earthquake:
Earthquake 2018 New Updates:
Quake felt in the Delhi-NCR region, Kashmir Valley
No reports of damage due to the earthquake
Delhi Metro trains were halted briefly but services were not disrupted
Electricity supply snapped briefly as a precautionary measure.
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