Tezu is a census town and the headquarters of Lohit district in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. The ancient inhabitant of this land of valley and rivers are the Mishmi tribes.
Tezu is currently bracing for a 5.2 magnitude earthquake.
At the Earth’s surface, earthquakes manifest themselves by shaking and sometimes displacement of the ground. When the epicenter of a large earthquake is located offshore, the seabed may be displaced sufficiently to cause a tsunami. As seen many times, earthquakes can also trigger landslides, and occasionally volcanic activity.
Earthquakes with a magnitude of about 4.5 or greater receive several thousand such shocks annually and are strong enough to be recorded by sensitive seismographs all over the world. On the average, one earthquake of such size occurs somewhere in the world each year.
Magnitude measures the energy released at the source of the earthquake as determined from measurements on seismographs. The magnitude scale most commonly in use now is called the moment magnitude scale. The moment magnitude provides an estimate of earthquake size that is valid over the complete range of magnitudes, a characteristic that was lacking in other magnitude scales.
Intensity measures the strength of shaking produced by the earthquake at a certain location. Intensity is determined from effects on people, human structures, and the natural environment.
As seen below the town of Tezu is has more recently experienced multiple earthquakes ; they have had four earthquakes in the past year with three of them occurring today.
- 3 earthquakes today
- 3 earthquakes in the past 7 days
- 3 earthquakes in the past month
- 4 earthquakes in the past year
The largest earthquake in Tezu:
- Today: 5.7 in Tezu, Arunachal Pradesh, India
- This week: 5.7 in Tezu, Arunachal Pradesh, India
- This month: 5.7 in Tezu, Arunachal Pradesh, India
- This year: 5.7 in Tezu, Arunachal Pradesh, India
In 2001 Tezu had a population of 15,014. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Tezu has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 61%. In Tezu, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Tezu has had three earthquakes today and unfortunately is forced to prepare for another.
By: Cherese Jackson (Virginia)