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  • 14 Feb 2024
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Mild Earthquake Strikes Singrauli

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Recently, a mild earthquake struck the region of Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh.

Key Points

    • According to the National Center for Seismology, the earthquake's epicenter is located at a depth of 5 kilometers beneath the earth's surface.
      • Magnitude: 3.5
      • Latitude: 24.55
      • Longitude: 82.78
  • Earthquake: 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.
  • Epicenter: The point on the surface, nearest to the focus, is called epicenter. It is the first one to experience the waves. It is a point directly above the focus.
  • Focus: The point where the energy is released is called the focus of an earthquake, alternatively, it is called the hypocentre. The energy waves traveling in different directions reach the surface.
  • National Center for Seismology (NCS): It works under the Ministry of Earth Sciences. It is the nodal agency of the Government of India for monitoring of earthquake activity in the country.

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