Early in the morning on August 2, 2023, at 05:40:11 IST, an earthquake of magnitude 5.0 struck the Nicobar Islands. The quake was located at a latitude of 9.32 and a longitude of 94.03, with a depth of 10 kilometers.
Residents of the area felt the tremors but, as of the latest reports, no serious damage or injuries have been recorded. Local authorities are closely monitoring the situation and have urged citizens to remain calm and follow safety guidelines.
Seismologists are investigating the details of the earthquake, which serves as a reminder of the geological activity in this region. Earthquakes of this magnitude are considered moderate and can cause light to moderate shaking in populated areas.
For those who want real-time updates and detailed information about the seismic activity, the BhooKamp App is available for download. This app offers insights, safety tips, and updates on earthquakes in the region.
People in earthquake-prone areas are always advised to have an emergency plan in place and to be aware of the safety procedures in the event of a quake. Simple measures such as securing heavy furniture and knowing where to find cover can save lives.
Local government and relief agencies are on standby to assist if needed. Further information and updates on the situation will be made available as they emerge.
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