Earthquake in Delhi-NCR region; tremors also felt in Uttarakhand and U.P.

Story by  IANS | Posted by  Tripti Nath | Date 03-10-2023
Representational image of earthquake
Representational image of earthquake


New Delhi

Strong tremors jolted the Delhi-NCR region on Tuesday afternoon. The tremors, which were felt in parts of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow, lasted more than 10 seconds. The National Centre for Seismology said an earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck Nepal at a depth of five km at 2:51 pm.

"Earthquake of magnitude: 6.2, occurred on 03-10-2023, 14:51:04 IST, Lat: 29.39 and Long: 81.23, Depth: 5 Km, Location: Nepal," National Centre for Seismology posted on X, formerly Twitter.

Many people were seen rushing out of their offices and homes as the tremors continued.  As per initial reports, no damage to life or property have been reported so far.

On August 5, tremors were felt in Delhi and surrounding areas after a powerful 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan. According to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS), the earthquake struck at a depth of 181 km in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan.

The national capital falls in sesimic zone IV, which means that it is a high-risk zone prone to earthquakes.