Tripura experienced a magnitude 4.4 earthquake on Saturday, as reported by the National Center for Seismology. The tremors were felt strongly across the state, leaving residents shaken.
The earthquake, which measured 4.4 on the Richter scale, originated from an epicenter located 72 kilometers northeast of Dharmanagar, at a depth of 43 kilometers. This geological disturbance occurred at approximately 3:48 pm on Saturday afternoon.
Authorities are monitoring the situation closely and have urged residents to remain vigilant. While no significant damage has been reported thus far, precautionary measures are being taken to ensure the safety of the affected areas.
Local authorities have advised residents to stay updated through official channels and follow safety protocols, especially in areas where minor aftershocks may occur. Additionally, emergency response teams are on standby to provide immediate assistance if needed.
The seismic activity serves as a reminder for residents to be prepared for such eventualities. It is recommended to secure heavy objects, have an emergency kit ready, and familiarize oneself with evacuation procedures.
The government is working in tandem with disaster management agencies to assess any potential damage and provide necessary aid. Citizens are encouraged to report any structural damage or incidents requiring assistance.
While earthquakes are not uncommon in the region due to its proximity to tectonic plate boundaries, the occurrence of a 4.4 magnitude quake underscores the importance of preparedness and safety measures in earthquake-prone areas like Tripura.