Mexico. Earthquake tremors were felt in Mexico on Monday. According to the National Center for Seismology (NCS), tremors of earthquake were felt at 2 pm Indian time. The intensity of the earthquake has been measured at 6.3 magnitude on the Richter scale. The National Center for Seismology has not confirmed any loss of life due to the earthquake.
How do earthquakes happen?
The main reason for the occurrence of earthquakes is the collision of plates inside the earth. There are seven plates inside the earth which keep on rotating continuously. When these plates collide at some place, a fault line zone is formed there and the corners of the surface are folded. Due to the cornering of the surface, pressure builds up there and the plates start breaking. Due to the breaking of these plates, the energy inside finds a way to come out, due to which the earth shakes and we consider it as an earthquake.
Why frequent earthquake tremors?
To understand this, we asked Senior Professor of IIT Kanpur Civil Engineering Department and expert in Geoscience Engineering, Prof. Spoke to Javed N Malik. He said, ‘The tectonic plate in the Himalayan range has become unstable. Due to this, such earthquakes will continue to occur for a long time. This is also a big reason for the earthquake this time. These tremors occur on the Himalayan range. The effect of earthquakes in Jammu Kashmir, Ladakh, Nepal, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh is sometimes seen in Delhi NCR and surrounding states as well.
Earthquakes with a magnitude of less than 2.0 on the Richter scale are classified as micro and cannot be felt. 8,000 earthquakes of micro category on the Richter scale are recorded daily worldwide. Similarly, earthquakes with a magnitude of 2.0 to 2.9 are kept in the minor category. 1,000 such earthquakes occur daily, we do not even normally feel it. Very light earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 to 3.9 are recorded 49,000 times in a year. They are felt but hardly cause any harm.
Light category earthquakes are 4.0 to 4.9 magnitude which are recorded on the Richter scale about 6,200 times in a year all over the world. These tremors are felt and household items are seen moving due to them. However, they cause negligible damage.
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