Strong earthquake tremors were felt in Bikaner, Rajasthan on Thursday morning. Its magnitude has been measured at 4.8 on the Richter scale. According to the National Center for Seismology, the earthquake occurred at 7.42 am. Its epicenter was 413 km northwest of Bikaner at a depth of 15 km. No damage has been reported so far from the earthquake. Earlier on Wednesday also the tremors of earthquake were felt in Bikaner. Its intensity was measured at 5.3 on the Richter scale. Luckily earthquake does not damage the surroundings of Bikaner. Each and everybody was fine and nobody got injured in the earthquake.
According to geologists, the real cause of earthquakes is a strong movement in tectonic plates. Apart from this, earthquakes are also caused due to meteor impact and volcanic eruption, mine testing, and nuclear testing. The intensity of an earthquake is measured on the Richter scale. An earthquake of magnitude 2.0 or 3.0 on this scale is mild, while a magnitude of 6 means a strong earthquake.
The intensity of an earthquake is estimated by the energy waves emanating from its epicenter. This wave, which extends for hundreds of kilometers, vibrates. There are cracks in the earth. If the epicenter of an earthquake is at a low depth, then the energy released from it is very close to the surface, causing great destruction.
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