New Delhi Earthquake: Tremors Felt in North India, Including Delhi-NCR

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 on the Richter scale struck large areas of North India, including Delhi-NCR, causing buildings to shake for about a minute. The National Center for Seismology reported the earthquake’s intensity and highlighted its significant impact.

Key Points:

  • The earthquake had a magnitude of 6.2 on the Richter scale.
  • The tremors were felt for approximately one minute.
  • Delhi-NCR, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Western Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Rajasthan experienced the earthquake.
  • The epicenter of the earthquake was in Nepal, with a depth of 5 kilometers.
  • Tall buildings in Delhi-NCR felt the earthquake’s intensity, leading to fear and people coming out of their homes.

Tremors Felt Three Times in Nepal

Nepal experienced three separate tremors during this earthquake event. The first tremor, measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale, occurred at 2:25 pm. The second tremor, with a magnitude of 6.2, was felt at 2:51 pm. Finally, a tremor with an intensity of 3.6 occurred at 3:06 pm.

Strong Tremors Felt from Lucknow to Ghaziabad in UP

Due to Nepal being the epicenter of the earthquake, the intensity was felt significantly in the Terai areas of Uttar Pradesh. Cities such as Lucknow, Kanpur, Shravasti, Bareilly, Moradabad, Meerut, and Ghaziabad experienced tremors. In the NCR region, including Delhi, Ghaziabad, Noida, and Gurugram, people living in tall buildings evacuated to open spaces.

Center at a Distance of 200 Kilometers from Joshimath

JL Gautam, head of the National Center for Seismology, explained that the earthquake’s epicenter was located in western Nepal, approximately 200 kilometers from Joshimath in Uttarakhand. The rapidity of the earthquake’s impact throughout North India was due to this proximity.

Earthquake Tremors Felt in Parts of North Bengal

Some parts of North Bengal, including Siliguri and Cooch Behar, experienced earthquake tremors. The earthquake occurred at around 6:15 pm with a dangerous level of intensity, measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale. As a result, people evacuated their homes.

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