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A strong Earthquake of magnitude 7.3 Richter hit Iraq and Iran causing above 120 fatalities

November 13, 2017 Leave a comment

A strong Earthquake of magnitude 7.3 Richter hit Iraq and Iran causing above 120 fatalities

On 12th November 2017, an unforeseen tremor has hit the borders of Iran and Iraq which killed more than 200 lives and injured thousands of people. Though the USGS (US Geological Survey) stated that the magnitude measured to a strong intensity of 7.3 Richter scale, the Iraq meteorology official measures it to 6.5 Richter with epicenter in Penjwin in Sulaimaniyah. Also about 4.5 Richter scale of magnitude were recorded in Kuwait too. This quake of 7.3 magnitude has jerked hundreds of life and expected to cause even more fatalities as there is lot of victims in the rubble to be rescued yet.

More than 30 were injured in Iraq and almost 200 people were killed in Iran as of today’s record. Mojtaba Nikkerdar, Iranian Governor said “There are still people under the rubble. We hope the number of dead and injured won’t rise too much, but it will rise.” Thus the number of death numbers is expected to count more with time.

Did you know! Earthquakes kill approximately 8,000 people each year and have caused an estimated 13 million deaths in the past 4000 years.

In such disastrous situations we shouldn’t panic, instead with a keen knowledge and understanding helping the victims out of rubble saves many lives.

Here are few Safety measures to be followed during and after the earthquakes,

    • The first and foremost thing is to get to a safer and protective place
    • Instruct the people to get out of the high roof buildings to outer space only when it is safe to leave the building
    • Stay away from the glass, walls, heavy objects or anything that may possibly fall
    • Once after the shaking stops help the victims to bring out safely without disturbing the environment around
    • Rescue and protect the children first
    • Do not use elevators in such tragic cases
    • If you are outdoors, stay away from the tall buildings, trees, electric lines and other hazards
    • Prioritize humans to save instead of any worldly materials
    • Always it is mandatory for every household to maintain the first aid kit and be equipped with better evacuations in case of urgencies
    • Do not lit the candles, or turn on the gas or electric switches
    • Give the first aid and the necessary treatments immediately to the victims in order to bring them to life
    • Check for other hazards that may arise like fire accidents etc. and avoid the endangers that may fuel up the threats

A profound knowledge and awareness may help many to save and to be saved from the disasters and calamities. To ensure more of your safety during an accident, or in order to maintain a safe environment, knowledge on safety is important. So get yourself and your organization equipped with our Corporate Services to get acquainted with the first aid practices.

World Earth Day


UNESCO has chosen the most required theme for the 22nd April 2017 World Earth Day as “Climate Literacy and Environment”.  Earth is one of the precious natures’ gift for living beings to survive and decorate the life.

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  • Are we protecting the earth?
  • Are we conserving water?
  • Do we plant enough trees?
  • Don’t we pollute the environment?
  • Do we endure the weather?

If the answer is yes, we are worth living in the planet, if not we have to seriously contemplate and action on this. Environmental practitioners, HSE specialists and other relevant authorities from national and international bodies involved in raising awareness to protect the environment. Dr Abdul Kalam strongly emphasized for planting trees to have sufficient water for future generation.

Drastic drought, hurricanes, cyclones, Tsunamis, earthquakes and change in monsoon are due to the pollution happened across land, water and air. Heat stroke, heat wave and heat stress are unusual due to ecological modification. This give raise to various diseases and affect the healthy survival of human beings to living things in land, water and air.

It is acceptable that many multi-national companies, governmental and non-governmental organisations come forward in various eco-friendly activities. ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan – Clean India Movement is an excellent initiation from the government in 2014. However the implementation is the major challenge as it is the responsibility of every individual to protect the mother earth for healthy and safe living.

People or organisation involved in deforestation, pesticides, hazardous chemical spillage in land and water have spoilt the environmental cycle results in major life threat and existence of the planet. Audit, inspection and review from relevant authorities with strong enforcement of penalties, punishment will protect the country and planet from further impairment.

This is the right time to take an oath to protect the ‘Mother Earth’ where we can implement as individual, schools, colleges, organisations and public to support the UNESCO initiatives for such wonderful cause.