Earthquake Tremors in Delhi-NCR and North India as Nepal Experiences Multiple Quakes

In an unexpected turn of events, a series of four earthquakes rattled Nepal within the span of an hour, causing strong tremors to ripple through the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) and various parts of northern India. The most powerful quake, measuring 6.2 on the Richter Scale, struck Nepal on a Tuesday afternoon, leaving residents shaken but, fortunately, with no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The initial seismic activity commenced with a magnitude 4.6 earthquake striking western Nepal at a depth of 10 kilometers around 2:25 pm. This was soon followed by the significantly stronger jolt of magnitude 6.2 at 2:51 pm. As if nature wasn’t done yet, two more quakes, measuring 3.6 and 3.1 in magnitude, rocked the same region, reaching depths of 15 kilometers and 10 kilometers at 3:06 pm and 3:19 pm, respectively.

The duration of these tremors lasted nearly one minute, causing concern among residents and leading to evacuations, particularly in Delhi-NCR. Reports indicated that people in the region felt significant tremors, prompting them to exit their offices and tall residential buildings. In response to the situation, the Delhi Police issued a plea for residents to remain calm and avoid panic. They advised everyone to find a safe spot outside their buildings and specifically emphasized not using elevators in the event of an emergency.

The epicenter of the most powerful earthquake was located approximately 206 kilometers southeast of Joshimath, a pilgrimage town in Uttarakhand, and 284 kilometers north of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh. These seismic events serve as a stark reminder of the unpredictable nature of our planet and the importance of being prepared for such occurrences.

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