Strong earthquake tremors were felt in Delhi NCR in the early hours of Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was in southeast Nepal, about 90 km east of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand. The tremors of the earthquake were felt at around 1.57 pm. Its tremors were felt in Manipur as well. According to the National Center for Seismology, the magnitude of the earthquake was recorded at 6.3 on the Richter scale. The epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 10 km from the ground. Apart from Delhi-NCR, these tremors were also felt in many districts of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, eastern parts of Rajasthan.
The National Center for Seismology reported the epicenter of the earthquake in Nepal, 90 km southeast of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand. For the past few days, earthquakes of low intensity are occurring in Uttarakhand and adjoining Himalayan region of Nepal. There is no report of any damage from the earthquake.
The intensity of the earthquake was so great that people woke up. People were also seen calling each other. People felt their cots or beds moving. The earthquake lasted for a long time. After the earthquake, Union Minister Meenakshi Lekhi tweeted and said- Don’t want to tweet but it felt like an earthquake. Congress leader Radhika Khera asked people to be alert and stay safe. Radio jockey Raunak said – It was scary, very scary.
Earlier, tremors of earthquake were felt in many districts including Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow around 8 pm, whose intensity was measured at 4.9 on the Richter scale. This earthquake has brought back memories of the severe earthquake that hit Nepal’s capital Kathmandu many years ago. In 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in which thousands of people died and thousands were injured. The tremors of this earthquake were felt in many areas of North India including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh.
In June this year, a 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan, killing hundreds and injuring thousands. According to scientists, earthquake tremors occur due to the collision of plates inside the earth. In terms of earthquakes, the whole of India is divided into several seismic zones. Delhi is placed in Zone-4. Therefore it is also vulnerable to earthquakes. The places falling in Zone 5 are considered the most dangerous. Last year, the central government, in response to a question in the Lok Sabha, had said that all the cities of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are included in the earthquake-prone places.
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