Strong tremors felt in Delhi, neighbouring areas after earthquake in Nepal

  • The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) in a tweet said the earthquake was felt over 500 km by approximately 209 million people in India and Nepal

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Updated9 Nov 2022, 07:35 AM IST
Nepal Earthquake update: The magnitude of the earthquake was 6.3 and it occurred at 1.57 am, according to National Centre for Seismology
Nepal Earthquake update: The magnitude of the earthquake was 6.3 and it occurred at 1.57 am, according to National Centre for Seismology

Strong tremors lasting several seconds were felt in Delhi, Noida, Gurugram and neighbouring areas after a strong earthquake struck in Nepal. The magnitude of the earthquake was 6.3 and it occurred at 1.57 am, according to National Centre for Seismology. The depth of the earthquake was 10 km below the ground, said National Center for Seismology.

At least three people are reported dead in the Doti District of Far-West Nepal, according to ANI news agency.

"Earthquake of Magnitude:6.3, Occurred on 09-11-2022, 01:57:24 IST, Lat: 29.24 & Long: 81.06, Depth: 10 Km ,Location: Nepal," National Center for Seismology tweeted. National Center for Seismology (NCS) is the nodal agency of the Government of India for monitoring of earthquake activity in the country.

The epicenter of the earth quake was at Dailekh (Nepal), 90 km south east of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) in a tweet said shaking was felt over 500 km by approximately 209 million people in India and Nepal.

Several users took to social media platforms after the tremors were felt in the national capital.

A Delhi disaster management authority official told Hindustan Times that no call has been received yet at emergency operation center about any damages following the earthquake.

This is the second earthquake in Nepal within 24 hours.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the region had experienced at least two earthquakes of 4.9 magnitude and 3.5 magnitude late Tuesday evening.

Nepal underwent an earthquake of 4.5 magnitudes on the early morning, of Tuesday. Earlier on October 19, an earthquake of magnitude 5.1 shook Kathmandu.

Earlier in 2015, a high-intensity earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on the Richter scale struck central Nepal between its capital Kathmandu and city of Pokhara. It is estimated to have killed 8,964 people and injured close to 22,000 people.

The earthquake, known as the Gorkha earthquake, also shook several cities across north India; tremors were also felt in Lahore, Pakistan, Lhasa in Tibet, and Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Nepal suffered its worst recorded earthquake in 1934. It was measured at 8.0 and destroyed the cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan.

It has been established that the Indian plate is getting subducted under the Eurasian plate at 5 cm a year. This is responsible for the formation and increasing height of young fold mountains of the Himalayas and also makes the region prone to earthquakes.

 

 

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First Published:9 Nov 2022, 07:35 AM IST
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