An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 hit Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills region on February 16, 2023, at around 9:26 am. While there are no reports of any casualties, the quake has caused some concern in the area.
According to the National Center for Seismology, the earthquake occurred at a depth of 46 km with its epicenter located in East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, India, at latitude 25.30 and longitude 91.71. The quake was felt by the residents of the area, causing panic and anxiety.
The local authorities and disaster management teams are on high alert and monitoring the situation closely. The earthquake has triggered fears of possible damage to structures and buildings in the affected region, and residents have been advised to take necessary precautions.
The East Khasi Hills region is located in a seismically active zone and has experienced several minors to moderate earthquakes in the past. The recent earthquake, however, is relatively mild, and it is unlikely to cause significant damage.
The National Center for Seismology has urged people to remain calm and stay alert for any aftershocks. They also advise residents to follow safety protocols and stay indoors until the situation stabilizes.
The earthquake serves as a reminder of the importance of disaster preparedness and mitigation efforts, especially in regions prone to seismic activity. While there were no reported casualties or damage, it is a timely reminder for people to be prepared and stay vigilant in the event of any natural disasters.