Delhi Earthquake Today: Massive earthquake tremors felt in Delhi-NCR, epicentre in Nepal

  • Delhi Earthquake Today: The quake was also felt in parts of India including its capital New Delhi and the surrounding regions. People rushed out of houses and office blocks in parts of New Delhi. There were no immediate reports of damage in India or Nepal.

Edited By Tamal Nandi
Updated11 Jan 2024
The epicentre of the earthquake was located at 29.39 degrees north on the latitude and 81.23 degrees east on the longitude in Nepal, the National Centre for Seismology said.
The epicentre of the earthquake was located at 29.39 degrees north on the latitude and 81.23 degrees east on the longitude in Nepal, the National Centre for Seismology said.

Massive Earthquake tremors felt in Delhi-NCR. According to the National Center for Seismology, the magnitude 6.2 quake strikes Nepal at depth of 5 km. The quake was also felt in parts of India including its capital New Delhi and the surrounding regions. People rushed out of houses and office blocks in parts of New Delhi. There were no immediate reports of damage in India or Nepal.

The epicentre of the earthquake was located at 29.39 degrees north on the latitude and 81.23 degrees east on the longitude in Nepal, the National Centre for Seismology said.

According to the The GFZ (GeoForschungsZentrum) which is the national German Research Centre for Geosciences has said that magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes Nepal region.

People rushed out of their buildings in Dehradun as strong tremors were felt in different parts of north India. Visuals from the Secretariat.

As per National Centre for Seismology, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 on the Richter Scale hit Nepal at 2:51 pm today.

 

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya stepped out of Nirman Bhawan, along with others, as strong tremors hit different parts of north India.

Four earthquakes, the strongest being of magnitude 6.2, jolted Nepal in quick succession with tremors reverberating through parts of north India including Delhi-NCR, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said on Tuesday.

An NCS official said the first quake of magnitude 4.6 struck west Nepal at a depth of 10 kilometre at 2:25 pm, followed by the 6.2 magnitude jolt at 2:51 pm.

Two more quakes (magnitude 3.6 and 3.1) hit the same region at a depth of 15 km and 10 km at 3:06 pm and 3:19 pm, respectively.

The epicentre for the strongest quake was 206 km southeast of the pilgrimage town of Joshimath in Uttarakhand and 284 north of Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow.

Nepal lies in one of the most active tectonic zones (seismic zone IV and V) of the world, making the country extremely vulnerable to earthquakes.

According to the US' National Aeronautics and Space Administration, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, 2015, killing more than 8,000 people and injuring over 21,000. P

*With Agency inputs

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