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Earthquake tremors in Delhi-NCR, second in a week; epicenter in Nepal

Earthquake in Delhi-NCR: Tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR and adjoining areas at around 7:57 pm on Saturday.

Sheenu Sharma Written By: Sheenu Sharma New Delhi Updated on: November 12, 2022 21:27 IST
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Image Source : PTI (FILE). Earthquake tremors felt in Delhi, Noida and surrounding areas

Earthquake in Delhi-NCR: Strong tremors were felt across Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, and north India today. The region shook again three days after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake epicentred in Nepal left six people dead in the neighbouring country.

The earthquake measuring 5.4 was epicentred in Nepal 212 km southeast of Joshimath in Uttarakhand. The tremors were felt in the Delhi-NCR region at around 7:57 pm. 

The National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said the epicenter of the earthquake was in Nepal. "The depth of the earthquake was 10 km below the ground," it said.

Earlier, strong tremors were felt across Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, and across north India late Tuesday night after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Himalayan region near Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand along the Nepal border, killing at least 6 people. The National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said the epicenter of the earthquake was in Nepal, about 90 km east-southeast of Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand, and it struck at 1.57 am Wednesday. 

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Strong tremors were felt in Delhi and nearby cities including Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurugram and even in Lucknow. The Himalayan region in Uttarakhand and adjoining Nepal has been experiencing earthquakes of lower magnitude for the past couple of days. The USGS said the epicentre of the earthquake was at 21 km from Dipayal in Nepal.

Prior on October 19, an earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred near Kathmandu. As per NCS, the earthquake occurred 53 kilometres east of Kathmandu at around 2:52 pm. The depth of the earthquake was 10 km below the ground.On July 31, an earthquake of magnitude 6 occurred 147 km ESE of Kathmandu at 8.13 am IST around Martim Birta of Khotang district, according to the National Earthquake Monitoring and Research Centre (NEMRC).

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

More details are awaited. 

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