Nicobar Islands Earthquake: Earthquake tremors felt in the Nicobar Islands, magnitude 5.0 on the Richter scale


Posted on 6th Mar 2023 11:53 am by rohit kumar

Earthquake tremors were felt in the Nicobar Islands of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the early hours of Monday. An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred in the Nicobar Islands.

 

According to the National Center for Seismology, tremors were felt in the Nicobar Islands. Whose intensity was measured at 5.0 on the Richter scale, which came at 5.7 am on Monday morning?

 

What is the Richter scale?

In 1935, American geologist Charles F. Richter invented an instrument that could measure the velocity of seismic waves rising on the Earth's surface. Seismic waves can be converted into data through this device.

 

The Richter scale usually works according to the logarithm. According to this, a whole number is expressed 10 times its original meaning. 10 on the Richter scale represents the maximum velocity.

 

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