Q:

What are some facts about the 1993 earthquake in India?

A:

Quick Answer

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 1993 earthquake in India was the most deadly in the world that year, killing over 9,000 people and leveling much of the Latur district. It was followed by three strong aftershocks the next day. It leveled 52 villages in the area and was felt as far away as Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

The U.S. Geological Survey states that the earthquake's magnitude was 6.2, while the official website of the Latur district states that it was 6.4. Around 30,000 houses collapsed as a result of the earthquake, paralyzing life in many villages. The earthquake struck in the middle of the night, making the loss of life and injuries great because many people were in their homes when they collapsed. Because of the large loss of life, community burials were held. In addition to the significant number of human lives lost, more than 15,000 livestock were killed due to the quake.

The government of India, and many social service organizations, provided aid to the communities affected to help life return to normal. As a result of the large-scale devastation caused by the earthquake, the government in Maharashtra started a disaster management and preparedness program to provide support and training in preparation for future natural disasters.

Learn more about Earthquakes

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What are some interesting facts about India?

    A:

    India is the origin of religious traditions followed by one-fourth of the world's population and is home to the world's highest cricket pitch. India is the birthplace of the game of "Snakes and Ladders" in the 13th century.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How long did the 1960 Chile earthquake last?

    A:

    The Chilean earthquake of May 22, 1960, known also as the 1960 Valdivia earthquake or Great Chilean earthquake, lasted about 10 minutes. However, it was preceded by a foreshock sequence that began on May 21. The aftershocks that followed lasted until Nov. 1 of that year. This nearly six-month-long seismic event resulted in approximately 10 earthquakes measuring greater than 7.0 magnitude.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the surface directly above where an earthquake starts called?

    A:

    The surface directly above where an earthquake starts is called the epicenter, according to the United States Geological Survey. The location of the earthquake's origin is the fault or fault plane, and that is the place where two pieces of Earth move past each other, causing the ground to shake.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some good live earthquake monitors?

    A:

    The United States Geological Survey Earthquake Hazard Program provides a live earthquake monitoring system that monitors time, location, depth, and other valuable information on earthquakes worldwide. The website also offers several learning resources, live global maps and seismic activity archives.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore