Nagaland Disaster Management Authority disowns earthquake claim on social media

The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) has disowned the claim on social media about an impending earthquake on February 26.

In a release issued by the joint CEO of the NSDMA, the organization informed the public that the warning was circulated without mentioning any sources, and was not from a government authenticated or authorised agency.

“The NSDMA affirmed that the warning had no relation to any of the authorised nodal official agency monitoring seismic activity in the country, such as National Centre for Seismology in the Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Government of India,” the NSDMA said.

It added that the message being circulated on social media is creating panic in the minds of the public.

NSDMA has advised the public, not to unduly panic for the message, but to be aware and continue to adhere to the various safety measures issued by NSDMA from time to time concerning earthquakes because Nagaland and the rest of the Northeast states lie in the Seismic Zone-V and in a tectonic plate boundary which is most vulnerable to earthquakes.

The message clip in the social media, purportedly claimed that an earthquake, would occur on February 26, 2023 at 12 noon, for 31 seconds.

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