A strong earthquake was felt in Iran’s West Azerbaijan province on Saturday night. The earthquake killed 7 people and injured 400. The intensity of the earthquake was measured at 5.9 on the Richter scale.
According to the Iranian news agency IRNA, strong tremors were felt in many areas of Iran’s West Azerbaijan province. The quake was also felt in several cities, including Tabriz, the provincial capital of neighboring East Azerbaijan.
Relief and rescue work has been intensified after the earthquake. the injured were admitted to the nearest hospital.
Why do earthquakes happen?
Earthquake is a natural disasters. Despite the worsening of the environmental cycle, the number of earthquakes has increased more than before. Actually, there are 7 plates inside the earth which keep on rotating. It is called plate tectonics in English and plate tectonics in Hindi. Where these plates collide, there is a zone fault line fault. When the plates collide again and again, the corners start turning. When more pressure is created, the plates start breaking. In such a situation, energy tries to come out from the earth, due to which the speed deteriorates. And the situation of earthquake arises. Although most earthquakes occur in Japan in the whole world. But there, maximum efforts have been made to reduce the loss.
How to save life in case of earthquake
Earthquake cannot be predicted. But build new houses keeping earthquakes in mind. Before building a house, check the land. Can they build houses keeping earthquake in mind or not? On the other hand, if there is a sudden earthquake, then everyone should first go to the open ground. If you are stuck at home, hide under the table or bed. You can also go to the terrace or stand in any corner of the house. But there is an option free from danger, get out of the house.