Earthquake: Earthquake jolts Japan, people run out of homes, magnitude 6.4 on the Richter scale

The tremor was felt over a large area of ​​western Japan.

Earthquake: A massive earthquake has hit Japan once again, causing people in the area to panic. A magnitude 6.4 earthquake, measuring 6 on the Japanese Seismic Intensity Scale, struck off the west coast of Japan's Shikoku island on Wednesday night. There is no tsunami threat and no injuries or damage due to the 11:14 pm earthquake. Its epicenter was at a depth of 50 kilometers in the Bungo Channel, directly separating the islands of Kyushu and Shikoku. The tremor was felt over a large area of ​​western Japan.

The magnitude of the earthquake

Earthquakes with a magnitude less than 2.0 on the Richter scale are classified as micro and cannot be felt. 8,000 earthquakes of the micro range on the Richter scale are recorded worldwide every day. Similarly, earthquakes with a magnitude of 2.0 to 2.9 are kept in the minor category. 1,000 such earthquakes occur every day, which we usually do not even experience. Very mild earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 to 3.9 are recorded 49,000 times a year. They are felt but rarely cause any harm. Light series earthquakes with a magnitude of 4.0 to 4.9 occur around 6,200 times a year on the Richter scale around the world. These shocks are felt and objects in the house are seen moving due to it. However, they cause minor damage.

What to do to escape when an earthquake occurs

  • If you are at home when an earthquake occurs, sit on the ground.
  • Take shelter under a sturdy table or some piece of furniture.
  • If there is no table, cover your face and head with your hands.
  • Go to a corner of the house.
  • Stay away from glass windows doors and walls.
  • If you are in bed, sleep. Cover the head with a pillow.
  • Avoid heavy furniture around.
  • Avoid using lifts.
  • An elevator can swing like a pendulum and hit a wall
  • A light can also stop the lift.
  • Do not use weak ladders.
  • Stairs built in buildings are generally not strong.
  • Stay indoors until the outbreak
  • Get out when the shocks stop.