Telangana: Magnitude 3.6 Earthquake Hits Warangal

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An earthquake of magnitude 3.6 hit Warangal, Telangana, India, on Friday morning, August 25, 2023. The earthquake occurred at 4:43 am IST and was centered 127 kilometers east of Warangal. The depth of the earthquake was 30 kilometers.

The earthquake was felt in several districts of Telangana, including Warangal, Karimnagar, and Nizamabad. There were no reports of injuries or damage to property.

The National Center for Seismology (NCS) has advised people to stay away from buildings and structures that may be damaged in aftershocks. The NCS has also advised people to be prepared for earthquakes by having an emergency plan in place.

This is the second earthquake to hit Warangal in recent months. In June 2023, an earthquake of magnitude 3.5 hit the city.

Earthquakes are a common occurrence in India. The country is located in a seismically active region and experiences an average of 10,000 earthquakes every year. However, most of these earthquakes are too small to be felt.

The earthquake in Warangal is a reminder of the importance of being prepared for earthquakes. People should have an emergency plan in place and know what to do in case of an earthquake. They should also stay away from buildings and structures that may be damaged in an earthquake.

Here are some tips for being prepared for an earthquake:

  • Have an emergency plan in place. This plan should include a meeting place for your family and a list of important items to take with you in case you have to evacuate.
  • Know what to do in case of an earthquake. This includes staying calm, taking cover under a sturdy table or desk, and avoiding windows and doors.
  • Stay away from buildings and structures that may be damaged in an earthquake. This includes old buildings, tall buildings, and buildings with weak foundations.
  • Have a first-aid kit and other emergency supplies on hand. This includes food, water, flashlights, and batteries.

By being prepared for earthquakes, you can help to keep yourself and your family safe.

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