New Delhi: A seismic event of magnitude 6.2 shook Nepal today, resulting in tremors felt across several regions of India, notably in the Delhi-NCR area. The National Centre for Seismology reported that the earthquake originated in Nepal at approximately 2:51 PM, occurring at a depth of 5 kilometers.
Here’s what we know so far:
- Nepal experienced its initial earthquake, measuring magnitude 4.6, at 2:25 PM. This seismic event took place at a depth of 10 kilometers.
- Subsequently, Nepal was struck by a more powerful earthquake, measuring magnitude 6.2, at 2:51 PM, occurring at a shallower depth of 5 kilometers. The tremors from this earthquake were felt in several parts of northern India, including Uttarakhand and Delhi-NCR.
- In India, the earthquake tremors also affected regions such as Haryana’s Gurgaon and Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow.
Visuals shared on various social media platforms depicted people in Uttarakhand, Delhi, and Noida quickly evacuating their buildings as strong tremors swept through different areas of northern India.
Delhi, in particular, experienced significant tremors, highlighting its vulnerability to seismic activity due to its proximity to a fault line. Geologists have categorized the city as falling within seismic zone IV, signifying a very high-risk zone. India is segmented into four seismic zones—II, III, IV, and V—each indicating increasing intensity and frequency of earthquakes.
As more information becomes available, authorities and experts will continue to monitor the situation and assess any potential impact caused by these seismic events.