Strong Earthquake in Delhi-NCR: 6.2 Magnitude Recorded in Nepal


The epicentre for the strongest quake was 206 km southeast of Joshimath in Uttarakhand and 284 north of Lucknow.

In New Delhi on Tuesday, the region experienced strong tremors as Nepal was hit by a series of earthquakes. The seismic activity began with a 4.6 magnitude earthquake at 2:25 PM IST, followed by a 6.2 magnitude quake just 25 minutes later. Subsequently, a 3.8 magnitude earthquake struck 15 minutes after that, and a fourth quake of 3.1 magnitude occurred 13 minutes later, all at 3:19 PM IST.

Additionally, at 3:27 PM IST, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake was reported in Arunachal Pradesh, and shortly after, a 3.3 magnitude disturbance was recorded in Uttarakhand.

The epicenter of the strongest earthquake was located 206 km southeast of Joshimath in Uttarakhand and 284 km north of Lucknow.

On X (formerly Twitter), the NCS said: “Earthquake of Magnitude: 6.2, Occurred on 03-10-2023, 14:51:04 IST, Lat: 29.39 & Long: 81.23, Depth: 5 Km ,Location: Nepal.”

Tremors were experienced across 30 districts in Uttar Pradesh, including prominent areas like Lucknow, Hapur, and Amroha. Among the districts bordering Nepal, five also felt the tremors. Parts of Uttarakhand had similar experiences, and the seismic activity extended to Chandigarh, Jaipur, and various other northern regions of India, according to news agency PTI. Fortunately, there have been no reports of damage, injuries, or fatalities in Nepal thus far.

Just the day before, on Monday, tremors were reported in Assam and other northeastern states following a 5.2 magnitude earthquake in Meghalaya that struck at 6:15 PM. The epicenter was identified in the North Garo Hills, merely three kilometers from the district headquarters in Resubelpara.

Nepal, positioned within one of the world’s most active tectonic zones (Seismic Zone IV and V), remains highly susceptible to earthquakes. In April 2015, a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake resulted in the loss of over 8,000 lives and injuries to more than 21,000 people.

Erric Ravi
Erric Ravi
Erric Ravi is an entrepreneur, speaker & the founder of Storify News and Gurgaon Times of India He is the Co-Founder of The Storify News Times. He was born and raised in Gurgaon, India, where he developed an early interest in technology and the internet. After completing his Bachelor's degree in Information Technology from a reputed university, Erric began his career as an SEO specialist. He quickly made a name for himself in the industry by staying up-to-date with the latest SEO trends and techniques, and he soon gained a reputation as a skilled and knowledgeable expert in the field.

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