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3.7 Magnitude of Earthquake in Rajasthan

  • 08 Apr 2024
  • 1 min read

Why in News?

According to the National Center for Seismology, an Earthquake of magnitude 3.7 shook Pali, Rajasthan, recently.

Key Points

  • An earthquake in simple words is the shaking of the earth. It is a natural event. It is caused due to release of energy, which generates waves that travel in all directions.
  • The vibrations called seismic waves are generated from earthquakes that travel through the Earth and are recorded on instruments called seismographs.
  • Types of Earthquakes: Fault Zones, Tectonic Earthquakes, Volcanic Earthquake, Human Induced Earthquakes.
  • Earthquake in India:
    • India is one of the highly earthquake affected countries because of the presence of technically active young fold mountains - Himalaya.
    • India has been divided into four seismic zones (II, III, IV, and V) based on scientific inputs relating to seismicity, earthquakes that occurred in the past and tectonic setup of the region.

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