A strong earthquake occurred in Taiwan, recording such intensity on the Richter scale.

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A strong earthquake occurred in Taiwan.

Earthquake: A huge earthquake hit the coastal country of Taiwan on Monday. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale was recorded in the northeast of Taiwan. The earthquake struck at 18:51:23 (UTC+05:30) and was recorded at a depth of 183.5 km, the agency said. According to USGS, the epicenter of the earthquake was located at Latitude: 26.434°N and Longitude: 125.303°E respectively. However, no casualties have been reported so far.

Earthquakes occur when plates collide.

Earth is basically made up of four layers, which are called the inner core, outer core, mantle and crust. The crust and upper mantle are called the lithosphere. These are 50 km thick layers, called tectonic plates. These tectonic plates keep moving, rotating and sliding. These plates usually move out of place by about 4-5 mm per year. They can move horizontally and vertically from their position. In this configuration, sometimes one plate moves closer to another plate and sometimes moves away. During this time sometimes these plates collide with each other. In such situations, an earthquake occurs and the earth shakes. These plates are about 30-50 km below the surface.

What is the relationship between Richter scale and earthquake intensity?

Earthquakes on the 0 to 1.9 Richter scale can only be detected by seismographs.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 2 to 2.9 on the Richter scale feels mild shaking.
When an earthquake with a magnitude of 3 to 3.9 on the Richter scale occurs, it feels like a truck is passing you by.
An earthquake measuring 4 to 4.9 on the Richter scale can shatter windows. Frames hanging on walls can fall off.
When an earthquake with a magnitude of 5 to 5.9 on the Richter scale occurs, furniture can shake.
An earthquake measuring 6 to 6.9 on the Richter scale can crack the foundations of buildings. The upper floor may be damaged.
When an earthquake of magnitude 7 to 7.9 occurs, buildings collapse. Pipes burst underground.
When an 8 to 8.9 Richter scale earthquake occurs, buildings and even large bridges collapse.
A total disaster if an earthquake of 9 or more on the Richter scale occurs. If someone stands in the field, he will see the earth moving. Tsunami if the sea is near. In an earthquake, each scale of the Richter scale is 10 times more powerful than the previous scale.

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