Earthquake today: Earthquake with magnitude 5.8 hits Afghanistan, Delhi-NCR feels tremors

The Delhi NCR reportedly felt earthquake tremors. According to the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ), an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 (Mw) struck the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan on Saturday.

The earthquake occurred, at a depth of 203 km (121 miles). Origin time of earthquake is 2023-08-05 16:01:50 UTC

Even though we may not be able to predict when an earthquake will happen, we can still take precautions to protect ourselves. Earthquakes are terrible natural disasters that can occur suddenly and result in significant loss of life and property. An earthquake is a sudden, violent shaking of the ground brought on by the movement of rocks located deep within the earth.

They can occur anywhere without prior notice. The Richter scale, which ranges from 1 to 10, is used to determine the strength or magnitude of an earthquake. A more significant earthquake is indicated by a higher number. Earthquakes can cause minor shaking to devastating destruction, depending on their size, depth, and location.

Safety measures should be taken during earthquake

  • Find secure locations in your house, workplace, schools where you can hide during an earthquake like doorways, behind interior walls, or under sturdy furniture.
  • Secure any heavy furniture, appliances, and other items that might fall during an earthquake and result in injuries.
  • Prepare an emergency supply kit with necessary supplies like non-perishable food, water, flashlights, batteries, a first aid kit, and any required Place this kit somewhere that is simple to get to.
  • Avoid being close to windows, glass, mirrors, and other potentially brittle objects while you are near them.
  • Practice “Drop, Cover, and Hold On”: Teach everyone in your household the proper response when an earthquake occurs. Drop to the ground, take cover under a sturdy object, and hold on until the shaking stops.